Getting a narrow head start against the Samsung Galaxy S8, the LG G6 is now available at Telus stores and all pre-orders are shipping with the Sound Bar bonus gift.
A Telus representative confirmed to MobileSyrup that units were on the shelves and shipping, ahead of the device’s official April 7th launch date.
As for other Canadian carriers, Rogers and Fido are selling the device immediately upon receiving inventory in-store. A Rogers spokesperson told MobileSyrup that it expected both Rogers and Fido stores to start selling the devices as early as March 30th.
An internal document from Bell showed the same thing, with the company instructing stores to begin selling stock upon receipt, as early as March 28th.
LG’s decision to sell early was likely made to get the jump on its fierce competitor, the Samsung Galaxy S8, which official launches on April 21st — though some carriers have noted that the S8’s pre-orders will begin shipping on the 17th.
Thanks also to Mitchell for giving us the heads-up!