LG unveiled the successor to the G5 at the MWC 2017 today. The G6 has dropped modular support after a lukewarm response from consumers and developers alike.
Clad in an all metal body with a glass structure and rounded edges, the unusually large screen size which is uncommon to the G series can be attributed to the Full Vision display with QuadHD+ resolution. According to LG, the 18:9 aspect ratio has been used to fit a large display into a compact size which can be operated by one hand without much issues. This specific resolution has been chosen since the company states that it is the standard ratio at which most entertainment is shot. The bezels on the top and sides have been kept to a bare minimum.
Running on LG UX 6 UI based on Android Nougat, the device is the first from the company with IP68 certification. In another first, the G6 is the first smartphone to come with Dolby Vision support. Coming to the cameras, the dual setup on the rear includes one wide angle lens with f/2.4 aperture and a regular lens with f/1.8 aperture supporting Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS). The front camera comes with a 100 degree FoV which seems to be a common trend among new launches by the company. The fingerprint sensor rests under the rear camera which also doubles as a power button.
There is no word yet on local pricing or release date.
Display: 5.7″ IPS LCD, 2880x1440p
CPU: Snapdragon 821
GPU: Adreno 530
Memory: 4GB RAM
Storage: 32/64 GB
Operating System: Android Nougat
Colour: Mystic White, Astro Black, Ice Platinum
Weight: 163 g
Camera: Dual 13MP rear, 5MP front