Galaxy Note 8 vs LG V30: Release Date & Price
In closing, let's talk about the other elephant in the room. The price of each phone, and when you can actually buy one.
Samsung's Note 8 is available now for pre-order with an official release date of September 15th. It costs around $930-$960 depending on the carrier. Samsung announced it on August 23rd in New York City.
LG is holding a similar press event on August 31st to announce the LG V30. The company confirmed the name and a few other recently, but that's all. Here's the problem, LG always takes far too long to release a phone after making an announcement. Usually well over a month, and sometimes two. We're expecting LG to fast-track the release to compete with Apple and Samsung, but the Note 8 will hit shelves first. By at least a week or three. We've heard September 23rd for the V30, but that's unconfirmed. Can you wait for LG's big new phone?
As for the price, $950 is expensive for the Note 8 but at least you can get one on a monthly payment plan.
LG phones always undercut the competition by a few hundred, but they aren't budget phones like Huawei or OnePlus. We believe the LG V30 should launch before the end of September for around $799. Either way, stay tuned for more details around the tail end of August.