First revealed at MWC 2017, LG G6, the latest flagship from the Korean company has hit Indian shores. The device has dropped modular support and has instead focused on fitting a 5.7″ screen into a 5.2″ form factor.
Running on LG UX 6.0 based on Android Nougat, the device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, Adreno 530 GPU, 4GB LPDDR4 RAM and 64GB UFS storage (expandable upto 2TB via microSD). The 5.7″ QHD+ FullVision display comes with an 18:9 (2:1) aspect ratio and is also the first smartphone to incorporate Dolby Vision technology which supports HDR 10. It can display HDR content available on streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. The device does not use an edge display because LG stated that touch errors on an edge display were 17.4% while on a flat display they were only 1.4%.
The dual camera setup at the rear uses two 13MP sensors with one dedicated to wide angle shots having a 125 degree lens while the other uses a regular 71 degree lens. The front 5MP camera has a 100 degree wide angle lens. A new square camera mode shows recent photos in one window so users don’t have to stop shooting to go to the gallery to review them. The camera is capable of taking square photos in 1:1 ratio suitable for social media sites like Instagram, Snapchat etc. The fingerprint sensor is clickable and houses the power button.
The G6 comes with IP68 water and dust resistance making it withstand immersion in 1.5m of water for upto 30 minutes and is completely sealed against any sort of dust getting inside. The frame of the device has been built iwht AL6013 which is a type of aluminium commonly used in the aviation industry. The display is protected by Gorilla Glass 3 and the back is safeguarded by Gorilla Glass 5. High quality audio as loud as 132db can be recorded through the high AOP (Acoustic Overload Point) microphone. A 32bit HiFi Quad DAC (Digital to Analogue Converter) is able to enhance audio playback and doesn’t require any special headset.
LG also showed off the new Tone Active+ HBS-A100 sports Bluetooth headband with external stereo speaker, IPx4 water resistance, retractable earbud wire and activity tracking. It is priced at Rs.9,990 but purchasing it with the LG G6 will net users a 50% discount on them.
Available in 3 variants – Black, White and Platinum, the G6 is priced at Rs.51,990 and goes on sale from 25 April, 2017. Special offers available on Amazon India include a cashback of Rs.10,000 for HDFC and SBI card holders valid only on the launch date. Other offers include free google play games and extra Jio data.