LG G6 release date, latest news: Device to be released in the United States on April 7?

(Facebook/LGMobile)Promotional image for the new LG G6 smartphone.

With LG's flagship smartphone already on sale over the weekend in Korea, the North American market will have to wait for a few more weeks to get a hold of the device.

In a tweet by trusted phone leaker Evan Blass, the LG G6 will likely hit the U.S. market starting early next month. "JIC you wanted some proof that April 7th is the US launch day for LG G6," said Blass in his post, which included an image of the device in two different colors. The said devices had "Friday, April 07" displayed on their lock screens.

The two colors of the G6 shown on the image were the Ice Platinum and Astro Black variants, which also hints that the third color, Mystic White, will not be available in the country, at least during its launch.

A report from GSM Arena said that 20,000 units were sold when it was released in South Korea, which was higher than the numbers posted by its predecessor last year. The LG G5 was able to sell 15,000 units in South Korea on its launch date. Moreover, the G6 also received 40,000 pre-orders from the Asian country, surpassing the numbers that were earlier projected by tech analysts and observers, the report added.

Reports earlier spread that the G6 will be launched globally on March 10 to give LG a head start against fellow Korean tech giant Samsung, which is also set to launch its flagship Galaxy S8 smartphone by the end of the month.

Last month, GSM Arena also reported about the leaked press renders of the smartphone, showcasing its Astro Black model with its rounded corners, metal frame, 13-megapixel dual cameras, fingerprint scanner, and screen with minimal bezels.

Unveiled during the Mobile World Congress last month, the device, which also runs on Android 7, also comes with a 4 GB RAM, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor, and a non-removable 3300mAh battery, among others features.

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