LG G4 Will Dodge MWC in Favour of its Own April Launch

By Gerald Lynch on at

With HTC, Samsung and Sony all expected to show off new flagship devices at next month's MWC 2015 event, it's looking a very busy week for smartphone launches. So busy in fact that LG has decided to hold its gear back a little while to give its rumoured LG G4 room to breathe.

"Samsung usually releases its new flagship model in the first quarter of each year, and Apple in the second quarter," said an LG spokesperson speaking to the Korea Times. "We need some in-between time to make a bigger splash."

It's something that our own sources have since been able to corroborate, too. With HTC likely to launch the M9 on March 1st, Samsung showing off two Galaxy S6 models and Sony revealing its hand on the same day, it's a wise move from LG.

The LG G3 was a solid device from the company, and certainly benefitted from the buzz generated by finding its own May launch slot. While we'd expect to see the LG G4 launch a little earlier than that -- maybe April -- we'll have to wait a little longer until LG sets out its stall for the year. [Korea Times]