LG is getting ready to launch its 2017 flagship the LG G6 in India on April 26. The company has started sending media invites for the event.
But we may not have to wait till the event for the pricing and availability information, as retailers have already revealed that information. According to one retailer in Mumbai, the LG G6 will be priced at INR 51,990 ($805), which is a good deal cheaper than the Galaxy S8 India pricing of INR 57,900 ($896).
That’s not all. HDFC and SBI bank customers will get an additional INR 5000 as cash back and everyone gets 50% off on the purchase price of the LG Tone Active+ Bluetooth headset and free one-time screen replacement in the first six months of purchase. On top of that, those who pre-book the device on launch day will get an additional INR 2000 as cash back. If you add all the discounts the price drops to INR 44,990 ($696), which is not even in the same class as the Galaxy S8 anymore.
The device is said to be available for purchase starting April 29. It’s clear that LG is playing the value card with the Indian customers instead of going head-on with Samsung, which is a very clever tactic and should work favorably in the company’s favor considering the value conscious nature of the Indian market.