Those of you who have been holding out for South Korea’s second-most anticipated smartphone, the LG G4, the wait is finally over… so long as you live in Hong Kong. For those of you who don’t live in either Hong Kong or South Korea, the wait will continue for at least a few weeks. Russia, Singapore, and Turkey are LG’s next targets, while the rest of the world will be able to get their hands on the device “eventually.” Gee, that’s reassuring.
Announced at the end of April, the LG G4 will soon be available in the first markets. LG announced today that 180 carriers and retailers have signed up to sell the G4 around the world, with the first market set to receive it being Hong Kong. The leather-bound device will go on sale there this week, with Turkey, Russia, and Singapore following next. Eventually, the G4 will be available in “most of Europe, North America, CIS, Southeast Asia, Middle East/Africa and South/Central America.” LG is yet to reveal an official price for the device, but thanks to the sweepstakes ran by T-Mobile and Sprint in the US, we suspect the G4 will cost about $600 unlocked. That’s a bit lower than the suggested retail price of the Samsung Galaxy S6 or the HTC One M9, for comparison. More details should be revealed in local announcements coming this month and in June. In the United States, all four big carriers said they would carry the LG G4, though only Sprint gave a timeframe so far: “June.”