26 February 2017
LG Mobile has finally unveiled the LG G6 flagship at an event held here today at MWC 2017 in Barcelona. The LG G6 boasts of sporting a bigger display within a relatively smaller size which makes it better to hold in hands. There are also dual rear cameras with full metal body. The latest flagship also features dust and water resistance.
The LG G6 comes with a 5.7-inch "Full Vision" display which has been put inside a smaller 5.2-inch body. This has been done to make sure that users can enjoy the perks of having a bigger display but without losing on the usability factor. As a result, the smartphone has an unusual 18:9 aspect ratio referred as Univisium aka Unic Vision. LG collaborated with renowned cinematographer Vittorio Storaro to come up with this aspect ratio. LG focused heavily on the comfort and usability in handling the LG G6, even if a user is using the smartphone while doing something else.
As far as media content is concerned, LG said that LG G6's native media player can convert any video into the 18:9 aspect ratio content for better viewing experience. The LG G6 is also the world's first smartphone to be compatible with Dolby Vision and HDR 10 for premium picture quality with brighter and punch colors.
LG has also partnered with various game developers to offer free in-game content of worth $200 to LG G6 users. It is named as G6 Game Collection and comprises of Temple Run 2, Spider-Man Unlimited, Crossy Road, SimCity BuildIt, Cookie Jam and Genies & Gems. It also includes Imangi Studios' new game Temple Run 2: Lost Jungle which will be coming first to the LG G6. The developers behind the game are also offering free game currencies to all LG G6 users which are more than enough to unlock all game characters. All of these games are said to take full advantage of the Full Vision display on the new flagship.
The LG G6 comes with 13MP dual rear cameras with wide-angle lens and without any bump on the rear panel. One of the lenses has f/1.8 aperture and the second lens has a f/2.4 aperture with 125-degree wide-angle lens. It also happens to be the first non-Pixel smartphone to come with Google Assistant. It works exactly the same way we saw it on Google Pixel which means you can trigger it by tapping and holding the Home button.
LG's latest flagship is made up of a full metallic body along with IP68 certification for water and dust resistance. The flagship also boasts of improved 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC for a premium audio experience. The LG G6 will be available in three colors Astro Black, Ice Platinum, and Mystic White once it goes on sale.
LG G6 Specifications:
- 5.7-inch display Quad HD "Full Vision" display
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor with Adreno 530 GPU
- 4GB RAM
- 13MP dual rear cameras with f/1.8 and f/2.4 aperture, laser autofocus, and LED flash
- 5MP front camera f/2.2 aperture
- 32GB and 64GB storage options (expandable up to 2TB via microSD card)
- 3300mAh battery with fast charging
- Android Nougat 7.0
- Fingerprint scanner and USB Type-C