LG G6 Release Date, Price, Specs, Features, Rumors, News & Preorder, Review
The biggest event in the world of technology has kicked off. And we are here with the first big launch of the year – the LG G6. It has been quite some time that we have been receiving news and updates related to the probable features of the upcoming flagship smartphone from the house of LG. And finally the wait is over as LG unveiled the G6 at the Mobile World Congress which is held at Barcelona in Spain.
There hasn’t been any surprise on behalf of LG as they announced the arrival of the latest flagship device. In fact, most of the things that are revealed were predicted by many of the popular sources. And here we are with all the information that we have got from the official launch of the device at the MWC with all the pros and cons that will come your way if you wanna get hold of the smartphone in near future.
LG G6 Specification
LG G6 Design
LG over the years has put some real focus on the design of the smartphones and that can be noticed in the smartphones which have hit the market in the recent times. And with the launch of the LG G6 things are expected to get much better. At least the first looks of the smartphone has revealed that. It has been revealed in the launch of the latest flagship device from LG that the smartphone is going to be built out of metal as well as glass. This is certainly going to be the striking feature of the LG G6 because the earlier smartphones like the LG G5 do not have either metal or glass as the building material.
Along with this new build of the smartphone, there are also a few things that have been added. Among the latest additions in the design of the smartphone we have the Corning Gorilla Glass 5 back panel. This is something that will make the smartphone much more durable than its predecessors. The smartphone weighs around 163 gm and has a dimension of 148.9 x 71.9 x 7.9 mm (5.86 x 2.83 x 0.31 inch). And by the overall looks of it, LG G6 is believed to be one of the best among the ones that are going to come out throughout the year.
Talking about the colours of the smartphone, it will be available on the market in three variants – titan (silver), black and white.
LG G6 Display
Smartphone developers have been putting in some real thoughts in relation to the developments in the display of a smartphone. And LG G6 could well be the first smartphones among the ones which are going to have some incredible features simply on the basis of the display of the smartphone. In fact, the smartphone has been launched with the words that it is going to be one of the first of its kind as it sports the Dolby Vision. It also has a support for the HDR10 technology. There are already a number of movies that have released in Dolby Vision so this feature is definitely going to make things look good for the LG G6 which has been fairly moderate on other fronts. Also, the upgrade to 18:9 ratio in the display is something that the fans need to have a look at as this provides the viewer with a much wider space than the ones which do not come with the 18:9 aspect ratio.
The display of the smartphone comes with a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 covering which is fairly protective enough. However, this is something that fans would love to see going through an upgrade as even the LG V20 comes with a Corning Gorilla Glass 4 covering. This is going to disappoint the fans a bit but the other features of the display are definitely going to come in as a cover up for this. The 5.7-inch IPS LCD Capacitive screen of LG G6 will have a support for a 1440 x 2880 pixels resolution with 564 ppi. Also, the South Korea-based smartphone developer is going to give up the concept of modular design of its predecessors.
LG G6 Processor
This is something that is going to leave the fans of LG a bit disappointed. But that is definitely something all the fans have been aware of. Most of the prior news and updates that have come regarding the probable features of the LG G6 have revealed that LG G6 will sport the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor under the hood. And quite expectedly LG has announced that the smartphone will come with Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 under the hood. One of the reasons behind LG G6 not coming with the latest chipset under the hood is the fact that Qualcomm has been in a deal with Samsung which has prevented other smartphone developers to unveil smartphones with SD 835 processor before April. LG G5 came with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, so evidently there is a slight upgrade if we compare LG G6 with its immediate predecessor.
It has been announced that LG G6 will come with Adreno 530 GPU under the hood. The smartphone will run on an Android 7.0 Nougat operating system which is an expected upgrade from the Android 6.0 Marshmallow in the LG G5.
LG G6 Storage
The LG G6 will come out a 4 GB RAM. And that has been basic standard for all the high-end smartphones. Other smartphones which have come out from LG, like the LG V20, also have a 4 GB RAM. The smartphone comes with an internal storage of 32 GB. It is expandable to quite a bit with the help of the mIcroSD card. At the launch of the device, it has been announced that the storage of the smartphone can be expanded up to 256 GB. The single SIM model comes with a dedicated microSD card slot. But the dual-SIM model will use the second SIM slot as the one for the microSD card.
LG G6 Camera
The camera of LG G6 is certainly going to be the striking feature of the latest flagship device from LG. The dual-camera setup is something that LG G6 is going to retain. Both the lenses are going to be of 13 megapixels. But what is going to be the most exciting feature of the camera is the wide-angle lens. The rear camera is going to have a 125-degree wide angle camera. This is surely something that the consumers will look forward while going for the smartphone. Besides this there will be the additional enhancers which are quite popular among cameras of the high-end smartphones from huge number of developers that we have from different parts of the world.
The front camera is one of the most important things that have gained popularity over the last few years thanks to the rise of the idea of video calls and chats. And LG G6 is going to have a great front camera courtesy to the wide angle lens which is also the highlighting feature of the front camera. The front camera will be of 5 megapixels and will be assisted by a 100-degree wide angle lens.
LG G6 Battery
One of the most important aspects of a smartphone is the battery backup. This is because users always look for a smartphone with a substantial backup. And the developers have done really well in packing the latest flagship device with a 3,300 mAh battery. It is a Li-ion battery and is going to be a non-removable one. The smartphone is also backed-up by the Quickcharge 3.0 technology which enhances the charging procedure of the smartphone.
The most striking feature of the LG G6 will surely be the Google Assistant. This smartphone is going to be the first smartphone in the market other than Google Pixel to sport Google Assistant. This is bound to be one of the most eye-catching feature of the smartphone and the sales of the smartphone is definitely going to be enhanced by a huge amount.
LG G6 Additional Features
The additional features of a smartphone often turn out to be the deciding factor behind the credibility of a smartphone. And it seems that LG has taken some good measures in ramping up the additional features of the smartphone. There are a number of things that one might take a look at considering the fact that LG G6 is also the flagship device of the South Korea-based smartphone developer.
The first and foremost thing we need to take a look at is the resistance of the smartphone from foreign particles. And it can be said undoubtedly that LG G6 has taken some giant leaps in order to ensure the safety of the smartphone from water and dust particles. The LG G6 comes with an IP68 certification which is definitely one of the biggest upgrades from its immediate predecessor LG G5. In fact, it is safer than the LG V20 as well. This is because LG V20 comes with a MIL-STD-810G certification which makes the smartphone shock resistant. But in the bid to become the one of the biggest hits of the year, LG G6 needs the IP68 certification and the developers have done a really great job in order to incorporate this very much popular feature in the lately launched handset.
The fingerprint scanner will be placed at the back of the smartphone. This is also in line with the trend that LG has set for themselves. Most of the smartphones from LG sport the fingerprint scanner at the back. Even LG G5 did that. So the fingerprint scanner being placed at the back of the device is nothing new and all the LG fans are quite habituated with it.
Coming to the audio features of the smartphone, it can be stated that LG G6 could well be one of the prime smartphones of the year 2017. The smartphone comes with the Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic. Also, LG has stayed away from the current trend which has seen the developers giving up the 3.5 mm headphone jack and the 3.5 mm jack is there in the LG G6.
LG G6 will also sport the heat-pipes which will take care of the heat generated by the usage of the smartphone for long hours. And this has been one of the features of the smartphone that various news and updates have reported earlier. And the fans would be really excited to see that the rumour has turned true in the end. Along with this, the latest flagship from the South Korea-based smartphone developer will have Bluetooth v4.2 as one of the connectivity features. It will also feature Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac and USB Type-C 2.0 as the connectivity options in the smartphone.
LG G6 Release Date
Like we already said, LG had unveiled its present flagship LG G5 in the Mobile World Conference (MWC) 2016 in Barcelona earlier this year and launched it in April. The previous flagship, LG G4 also followed the same pattern and was landed in April. The next flagship LG G6 will be unveiled at the MWC 2017 which is going to kick off from 27th February and will end on 2nd March. Our guess is, LG will launch the G6 1 day prior to this event i.e. 26th February 2017, just like they unveiled G5, last year. The LG G6 will hit the market shelves by the second week of March, 2017.
LG G6 Price:
LG has always taken care of their fan-base, has always kept parity between the upcoming flagship and the current one, so that it remains affordable.The LG G6 will be first launched in South Korea along with North America and Europe. Although the price of the LG phones varies from region to region, a spokesperson of the company hinted that the LG G6 might be priced between $500 and $600.
It is expected that LG is going to experience a revival with the launch of the LG G6. And the chances are high that the expectations are going to come true in near future. The price of the smartphone is yet to be revealed and it is supposed that we are going to get the confirmation regarding the price very soon. Also, what remains to be seen is the performance of the smartphone when it hits the retail shops. But one thing is for sure, if we take a look at the features and pit it against the features of the other smartphones from the house LG, this lately launched LG G6 has promised a lot and the fans would love to see the promise made gets materialized in the near future.