After some rumours, LG has finally confirmed that they are going to bring the LG G6+ to the market, along with a new variant of the LG G6. Recently there had been rumours of an LG G6 Pro and an LG G6+, and while we still don’t have confirmation on the Pro variant, we now know what the LG G6+ is all about.
The LG G6+ shares the same essential building block as the LG G6. It is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 821 processor and 4GB RAM. The phone is almost the same as the LG G6 but comes with a whopping 128GB internal storage, wireless charging and new colours. LG has applied a lenticular film to the back of the LG G6+ which utilises the principle of refracting light, allowing it to give off a variable hue depending on how light hits the back of the phone. The LG G6+ is going to be available in three colours: Optical Astro Black, Optical Terra Gold, and Optical Marine Blue.
The new LG G6, on the other hand, for some reason will come with 32GB of storage and the new colours, but without the lenticular film. LG is calling these colours non-optical Terra Gold, non-optical Marine Blue.
It is not clear why LG chose to release these new variants at a later date instead of just announcing them together at MWC. The LG G6+ feels a lot closer to what an ideal LG G6 should be, both with wireless charging, higher storage capacity and wireless charging. While some would argue that a larger RAM capacity would have helped the be easier to sell, in our review of the LG G6’s performance, we found that 4GB of RAM was adequate, but it was LG’s UX 6.0 that needed to be tweaked to better leverage the hardware.
According to the press release, the LG G6+ and the LG G6 (32GB) will launch in South Korea first in the coming weeks. There is no mention of an exact release date and neither a word on pricing. The release does state that LG will release the phone worldwide once it has gone on sale in Korea, but there is no way to know if India will be on that roadmap.