For a week or so now, pricing rumors concerning the LG G4 have been claiming that the company’s most high profile flagship for the year will cost more than the Samsung Galaxy S6. With just a day left until we get official word (hopefully) on that, it’s plausible for third-parties that find themselves a part of LG’s distribution chain to now have a heads-up.
This appears to be the case with select German retailers, who already have pricing info up on their sites. Dug out by WinFuture, the prices are actually below expectations, as the 32GB version of the G4 is set to undercut its 32GB Samsung peer – it’ll apparently cost between €679 and €689, which is €10 to €20 cheaper than the Galaxy S6.
Here’s the catch, however: These prices are only for the ‘base’ model without fancy leather adorning its back. For that one, German buyers will have to whip out something along the lines of €729 to €739, which is obviously more expensive than the Galaxy S6, but still cheaper than the extravagant Galaxy S6 edge. Also, do keep in mind that smartphone prices across Europe aren’t monolithic, and certain regions usually get their goodies a bit cheaper/more expensive than others.
Will this help LG G4 sales? It isn’t hard to imagine that the manufacturer is hopeful. Certainly, if the G4 delivers on all accounts and proves a worthy (or even superior) alternative to the Galaxy S6, that more palatable price tag may play a key role in total sales of the device.