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!
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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