The LG G6 is finally upon us! The device was unveiled moments ago during the LG conference where this beast of a device was displayed to all. While the design and specs of LG G6 may come as no surprise to us owing to its extensive leaks over the past few weeks, the G6 still has awestruck with the features that it packs and that is saying something.
With the bezel-less display and rounded edges being the design norm this year, the LG G6 intends on playing it safe, following the trend. In case you haven’t caught up, the LG G6 is doing away with its removable battery setup and has instead opted for a metallic unibody design.
The device comes bundled with an amazing specsheet. The major highlights of which are as follows:
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 Processor (one that powers Google Pixel and OnePlus 3T)
- 5.7-inch 18:9 QHD+ FullVision Display (2880 x 1440 pixels / 564ppi)
- 4GB LPDDR4 RAM
- 32GB or 64GB UFS 2.0 internal storage (microSD card up to 2TB)
- Front 5MP Wide Camera (F2.2 / 100° wide area)
- Rear 13MP Wide Dual Camera (F2.4 / 125°) / 13MP Standard OIS 2.0 (F1.8 / 71°)
- 3,300mAh Battery
- Google Assistant Integration
- Others: IP68 Rating/ UX 6.0 / Dolby Vision™ / HDR10 / Qualcomm Quick Charge™ 3.0 / 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC
It must be noted that the 2017 LG flagship, which comes with Nougat out of the box, is heavily inspired from the LG V20, and with good reason too. The G6 has an IP68 rating, implying that it both dustproof and waterproof, albeit for one minute of water level upto thirty minutes.
The metallic unibody also increases the sturdiness of the device and combining it with a 32-Bit Quad DAC for all the audiophiles and content creators, the device seems like a no-brainer for all the tech raving people.
LG, during its presentation also focused heavily on its Dolby Vision integration for the G6, will this be a feature or a gimmick, is uncertain at this point.
Another item on agenda is the presence of Snapdragon 821 chipset. While the chipset is in no way slow, the decision of LG to ship it without Snapdragon 835 processor may come back to haunt it if the 835 exceeds expectations of the public. Maybe we will see an upgrade G6 equipped with SD835 processor when it becomes available.
The LG V20 was an amazing yet under-marketed and under-appreciated device, that much can be agreed upon. From an enviable dual camera setup to its trademark DAC implementation, the LG G6, more or less, has all the elements of a true flagship and yet it remains to be seen how the South Korean giant will market it.
Will the LG G6 be the saving face of the company after the disappointing sales of the LG G5 or will the G6 fade into darkness like its predecessor? Time will tell. Until then, we look forward to the official release of the LG G6 at the MWC 2017 for a better insight into the device.