It appears that LG is trying to beat Samsung to market by announcing its handset and releasing it well ahead of its competitor. A new report states that LG will debut the G6 during Mobile World Congress and make it available two weeks later on March 10.
LG is in a position to mount its successful return after last year's disappointing modular experiment with the G5. While there are rumors that LG might nix the G6's modular capabilities, it appears that the company is focused on offering the best for its handset. The handset is rumored to look similar to its predecessor but will offer a larger and unique display. LG's recent announcement states that the G6 will be the "world's first" handset with a 5.7-inch QHD+ display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. This means that the handset will offer a slight bump in pixels, better readability under sunlight and improved touch response.
While this sound like an excellent plan, let's hope that LG is taking the proper quality control precautions so that it will not encounter a similar debacle to Samsung's Galaxy Note7. LG will first release its handset in Korea on March 10, with a larger release scheduled to occur at a later date.