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LG G6 is official

March 7, 2017

 

No more rumors, speculation or leaks. The LG G6 is official.  A little over a week ago, LG officially took the wraps off of its new flagship. A completely refreshed flagship that looks nothing like its predecessor. LG ditched the modular aspect and created a gorgeous smartphone with some powerful internals, but can it compete with the likes of Google, Samsung, and Apple?

 

DISPLAY AND PROCESSOR

 

One of the biggest changes to this newest edition of LG's G-series is its screen-to-body ratio. Combine a massive 5.7-inch always-on IPS LCD display with minuscule bezels and you get a screen-to-body ratio of 80 percent. The LG G6 is the first phone to open up the new age of the dying bezels. With a QHD+ resolution, the display packs in 564 ppi (pixels per inch). If you have a video in a compatible format, you can view it using the Dolby Vision HDR display technology, which displays up to 64 billion colors. Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protects the front while the rear back plate will sport the newer and stronger Corning Gorilla Glass 5.

 

 

 

Under the hood, LG opted to go with a quad-core (2x2.35 GHz Kryo & 2x1.6 GHz Kryo) Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor, an Adreno 530 GPU, and 4GB of RAM. It also comes pre-installed with Android Nougat 7.0 and LG's UX 6.0 UI. 

 

CAMERA AND BATTERY

 

 

LG always had a stellar camera and the LG G6 should continue the trend. On the rear of the device, are dual 13-megapixel snappers. With this dual camera setup, the LG G6 is capable of taking stills in a wide, 125-degree angle. Wide angle is completely optional for those who prefer standard shots. The rear camera also supports the HDR10 format, which lets users take photos with a much larger dynamic range. Would have liked to see a bump here, but the LG G6 will have a 5-megapixel front-facing shooter which can also take group selfies in wide, 100-degree angles. The LG G6 can also take photos without pressing any buttons using Auto Shot or Gesture Shot. Auto Shot will capture a photo once the mode detects a face. Gesture Shot will take a photo by opening and closing your fist in camera view.

 

Unlike past LG smartphones, the LG G6 will have a non-removable battery. They also included a decent sized battery in the form of 3300 mAh, which should adequately keep the phone alive throughout the day.  LG also finally brought wireless charging to their flagship. On top of wireless charging, the LG G6 will give about 50 percent juice in just 30 minutes of charging, courtesy of Quick Charge 3.0. It also has a Type-C USB charging port.

 

 

OTHER FEATURES

 

LG finally incorporated a much wanted feature. The LG G6 is IP68 water resistant for up to one meter for 30 minutes. Additionally, Google Assistant will be built into the device. Lastly, LG decided to keep around the ability to expand memory via micro SD card up to 256GB and they also kept a headphone jack.

 

 

PROS:

  •  Huge, vibrant display

  •  Wireless Charging

  •  Expandable memory

  •  Water resistant

  •  Great camera

 

CONS:

  •  None

 

The LG G6 is expected to be released in the coming weeks and is expected to be retailed for around $800. It comes in Mystic White, Astro Black, or Ice Platinum and comes with 32GB or 64GB of internal storage. Certainly looks like it's capable of taking on the competition, but it will be interesting to see how the market reacts to this marvelous device.

 

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