LG G6 Ditches Modularity, Opts For More Immersive Display

March 07 11:38 2017 Print This Article

At the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona, Spain, LG unveiled their (early) 2017 flagship phone – and it’s official departure from the modular design of its predecessor. The LG G6 is an entirely rebuilt phone with a different focus: bigger screen, less bezels, better ergonomics. That, and of course it still packs amazing cameras and still the only brand right now that prefers their secondary rear lens to be a wider angle instead of a zoom.

At the heart of the new phone sits a QHD+ plus HDR10-capable display packing 2880×1440 pixels – wider by 320 pixels and forming an 18:9 (2:1) ratio display. The Korean company claims it to be some sort of golden ratio for screen size and immersion – the middle-ground between true cinematic widescreen and the more common 16:9 household TV format. It does have one caveat though: it’s packing last year’s (still powerful enough) Snapdragon 821 processor – a limitation we suspect was fueled by Samsung’s rumored hoarding of the newer Snapdragon 835 processor for which they are a manufacturing partner of. Oh well, at least it’s got IP68 water/dust resistance¬†now!

BlankThumbnailBrandDeviceLaunch DateLaunch Price (SRP)Lowest PriceProcessorDisplayVersion (At Launch)SkinRear CameraFront CameraRAM / ROM / MicroSDBatteryTelephonyExtra ConnectivityUSB OTG / SD InstallMiscellaneousUpdatesLinksBuy OnlineUI SmoothnessAntutu ScoreWork Battery
LGLG G62017-02-26 (In.t) 2017-04-18 (PH)37990 (PHP)2.35Ghz Quad-Core Snapdragon 8215.7 2880x1440 IPS HDR Gorilla Glass 37.0 Android NougatLG UX13MP OIS PDAF Dual LED Flash + 13MP Wide5MP4GB / 32GB or 64GB / Yes3300 mAh Non-Removable Quick Charge 3.0Dual SIM LTENFC??? / ???18:9 FullVision Display, Metal Body, IP68 Dust/Water Resist, Google Assistant

The LG G6 is slated to be available in Korea this March 9 – a date that beats Samsung to the punch and one that the brand is hoping will keep them ahead of the competition. Elsewhere and in the Philippines, you’ll likely see it become available in late March or April. We’ll keep you posted, so stay tuned!

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