LG is one of those companies that have been really struggling to sell its phones. Last year, they tried out their hands on modular phones – which wasn’t that well implemented – and the consumers were not all that impressed. The LG G5 was a good phone, some could even argue that it was great, but it had so much going on against it and with Samsung upping their game with the Galaxy S7, the G5 did not stand a chance.
The LG G6 moves away from the modular design of the G5, in favour of a more traditional glass and metal design. We no longer have a removable battery, but in exchange, we now have IP68 certification for dust and water resistance. The device however does keep some elements that are associated with LG, such as the power button come fingerprint reader on the back and included dual cameras at the back.
Speaking of design, the G6 has a bottom-firing speaker, USB Type-C and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The battery is a a nonremovable 3300mAh capable of wireless charging (only in the US variant). LG did also say that the G6 will come with an upgraded DAC (Digital Audio Converter) for the audiophiles, but this will only be available in markets outside the US.
The G6 is powered by a Snapdragon 821 processor, 4GB RAM, and 32GB internal storage. Making the G6 standout from the crowd is the 2880 by 1440 Quad HD “Full Vision” display with an odd 18:9 aspect ratio and rounded edged to compliment the rounded edges of the chasis. The display is also HDR ready.
When it comes to the cameras, LG included some new tricks. The LG G6 has dual 13MP cameras, one standard and one 120-degrees-wide-angle lens. At the front, we have a 5MP shooter with a wide-angle option. It also comes with Google Assistant right out of the box and Android 7.0 Nougat.
Below is the complete list of specifications:
|Display||5.7" 2880*1440 QHD (18:9)|
|Main Camera||13MP + 13MP Wide angle|
|Memory||4GB RAM + 32GB Internal (expandable upto 2TB via MicroSD|
|Software||Android 7.0 Nougat|
Water and Dust resistance
We did get to see LG avail the G5 in Kenya last year, hopefully they will not take too long to avail the G6 locally as well.