LG G6 officially unveiled with neat multi-tasking and dual lens camera
- Author: Carolyn Briggs Feb 27, 2017,
Feb 27, 2017, 15:19
Mobile World Congress 2017 (MWC) is all set to kick-start on February 27 and with this the world is inching closer for the biggest event in the mobile industry. The company did not confirm the launch schedule for Europe, but news outlets expect to see the smartphone in British shelves by Aprill too.
The LG G6 uses a proprietary technology that dissipates heat via an internal heat pipe, the first in an LG smartphone. Other Moto Mods announced by Lenovo include a snap-on portable gaming console, VR headset concept, turbo charger and more.
Specification wise, the LG G6 uses well-known Snapdragon 821 SoC, which is an octa-core part with two Kryo clusters and Adreno 530 GPU. The device features 4GB of RAM.
As we've previously reported, you won't find Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 835 processor inside the G6 - Samsung bought up almost all of the initial allotment for its upcoming Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+.
Last year's V20 was the first non-Nexus/Pixel device to ship with Android 7.0 and this year the G6 is the first non-Pixel device to have Google's Siri-like artificial intelligence system, dubbed the Google Assistant. The smartphone comes in Ice Platinum, Mystic White and Astro Black colour variants. However, this gets changed in the LG G6.
Made from aluminum and glass with a metal frame around the edges, the phone doesn't feel quite as eminently premium as an iPhone or Galaxy model, but it's definitely comfortable to hold and isn't in any danger of slipping out of your hand. It's about 15 cm tall, 8 cm wide, and it weighs 163 g. The LG G6 ends up with around 78 percent body-to-screen ratio, which is not half bad. The screen reacts to the luminosity of the environment, so users will be able to see whatever is on the screen regardless sunlight. You can also smoothly zoom in your subject as you the G6 deftly switches from the between the two rear cameras. The front 5MP snapper supports full HD (1080p) making it flawless for video calls. The fingerprint sensor is on the back below the dual camera, but that's where LG put it a couple of generations ago, so it won't come as a surprise to users. This also means that the battery is no longer removable.
LG has launched the highly anticipated LG G6 at MWC. G6 rolled-out in the markets of US will have wireless charging feature present.
The spec sheet looks solid, and it shows a solid mid-range handset with a couple of luxury features. This is how LG would like to sum up their new flasghip. I will make a priority to turn our mobile business around and provide the customers with a quality product and features they desire the most. For example, the Korean version will support high-quality audio, but it will not have wireless charging.