LG G6 with 5.7-inch QHD ‘full-vision’ 18:9 display, Snapdragon 821, 4GB RAM launched at MWC

The LG G6 is water and dust resistant, features a unique 18:9 full-vision display and bundles for gamers.

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LG today launched it’s 2017 flagship Android smartphone LG G6 at its pre-MWC event in Bareclona. The highlight of LG G6 is it’s big 18:9 full-vision display in a compact form factor, a water and dust resistant body with IP68 rating and dual 13-megapixel rear camera.

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While taking about the LG G6 design during the presentation, LG talked about how it has combined metal frame unibody with “naturally curved back glass”. The LG G6 packs a 5.7-inch Quad-HD+ (1440 x 2880 pixels) ‘full-vision’ LCD display with 18:9 aspect ratio in smartphone body of 5.2-inch size. The 18:9 aspect ratio in G6 termed as ‘Univisium’ means ‘Unic Vision’.

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The special ‘Zoom mode’ in LG G6 can convert any content to 18:9 aspect ratio and company says that there are streaming players like Amazon and Netflix are also working on 18:9 content, along with app developers optimizing their apps for 18:9 in Google Play.

The LG G6 is said to be first ever smartphone that uses Dolby Vision like high-end televisions. The phone also gets HDR 10. Inside, the G6 is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 821 processor with Adreno 506 GPU and 4GB of RAM. It comes in two storage options 32GB and 64GB.

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The dual 13-megapixel rear camera setup uses 71-degree to 125-degree wide-angle lens and OIS 2.0. The front camera is a 5-megapixel shooter with 100-degree wide-angle lens. The fingerprint sensor is at the back, sits right below the camera module.

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The LG G6 is backed by a 3300mAh battery which is bumped by 500mAh than it was on G5, and supports Quick Charge 3.0 for fast charging with USB Type-C port. The phone runs Android 7.1 Nougat out-of-the-box and integrates ‘Google Assistant’ like the Pixel smartphones.

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The LG G6 comes in three colour options – Mystic White, Astro Black, and Ice Platinum. LG didn’t announce the pricing and availability of the G6, however it said that the company will offer $200 worth free Engame content for G6 buyers.

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