LG to release V30 in US next week

By Yonhap
  • Published : Sept 29, 2017 - 09:52
  • Updated : Sept 29, 2017 - 09:52
LG Electronics Inc. said Friday it plans to release its new flagship smartphone, the LG V30, in the United States next week, kicking off fully fledged global sales of the device.

The South Korean tech giant said the LG V30 will be released through major US mobile carriers starting Thursday.

While the price will vary on depending on the carrier, industry watchers say it will not be much different from the local price of 949,300 won ($826.90).

Consumers preordering the device will be provided with a virtual-reality headset, the Google Daydream View 2.

Google Inc., meanwhile, also plans to showcase its Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2XL smartphones next week, a day ahead of the release of the V30.

LG Electronics will produce the Pixel 2XL, while Taiwan-based HTC will manufacture the Pixel 2.

Samsung Electronics took up 33.3 percent of the US market in the second quarter, followed by Apple Inc. with 24 percent and 17.1 percent for LG Electronics, according to industry watchers. (Yonhap)