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.
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’.
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.
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.
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.
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.