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LG G6 Hands On Overview, Expected India Launch And Price We go hands on with the new LG G6 at MWC 2017

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LG G6 was launched today at the Mobile World Congress being held in Barcelona, Spain. The annual event will see some big names launch their flagship devices. Amongst those flagships is the LG G6. Launched after numerous leaks, the G6 comes with an innovative 5.7 inch FullVision display and a very beautiful design.

LG G6 Specifications

Key SpecsLG G6
Display5.7 inch FullVision IPS LCD
Screen ResolutionQuad HD FullVision - 2880 x 1440 pixels
Operating SystemAndroid 7.0 Nougat
Processor 2 x 2.35 GHz
2 x 1.6 GHz
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 821
Memory4GB
Inbuilt Storage 32GB UFS2.0 - North America
64GB UFS2.0 - International
Storage UpgradeYes, up to 2TB with a microSD card
Primary CameraDual cameras
13MP Wide (F2.4 / 125°)
13MP Standard OIS 2.0 (F1.8 / 71°)
Dual tone LED flash
Secondary Camera5MP Wide (F2.2 / 100°)
Fingerprint SensorYes
SIM card typeTBC
4G readyYes
VoLTEYes
NFCYes
WaterproofIP68 water and dust resistant
Battery 3300 mAh
Weight163 grams
Dimensions148.9 x 71.9 x 7.9 mm
Price -

LG G6 Photo Gallery

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Physical Overview

One of the best things about the new LG G6 is its design. The rounded FullVision Quad HD display looks excellent along with the very thin bezels. LG has kept the focus on the display and that is very evident in its design.

While it is not only minimalist, it is also quite handy for a phone with a 5.7 inch display. According to LG, it has managed to fit a 5.7 inch display in a shell that is generally used for a 5.2 inch display. The chamfered edges with a metal frame running around adds to the looks of the phone. The back of the phone is covered with glass.

LG G6

Above the display, you will find the earpiece, ambient light sensor and the front camera. The front camera is a 5MP unit with a 100 degree wide angle lens.

LG G6

On the bottom, you will find the LG logo. The G6 comes with on-screen navigation buttons.

LG G6

The left side of the phone houses the volume rocker. Other than that, it is bare.

LG G6

On the right, the SIM card slot is present. The rest is bare.


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LG G6

Coming to the back of the G6, you will find the dual camera setup on the top. Just below the camera sensor module, the fingerprint sensor is present. Another interesting aspect of the G6 is that the power button has been embedded in the fingerprint sensor. LG has otherwise left it bare, except for its logo near the bottom.

LG G6

On the top, you will find the mic and the 3.5mm audio jack.

Coming to the bottom of the phone, you will find the secondary mic, the loudspeaker and the USB Type C 2.0 port for charging and data transfer.

Display

LG G6

The LG G6 is the first phone to come with a FullVision Quad HD+ IPS LCD display. It features a resolution of 2880 x 1440 pixels, giving you a pixel density of 564 PPI. The display is protected by the latest Corning Gorilla Glass 5.

LG has opted for curved edges on the display, making the phone look very good overall. The 18:9 aspect ratio offers more viewing space and a more immersive experience when streaming videos and playing games.

Hardware

The LG G6 comes with a quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor with Adreno 530 GPU. It also features 4GB RAM and 32/64GB UFS2.0 internal storage. The internal storage can be expanded up to 2TB using a microSD card.

Camera Overview

Coming to one of the main selling points of the G6, you get a dual camera setup on the back, along with a wide angle camera on the front.

LG G6

With the G6, LG has opted for two 13 MP sensors on the back. While one sensor comes with an f/2.4 aperture and 125 degree wide angle lens, the second sensor comes with f/1.8 aperture and Optical Image Stabilisation 2.0. Other than that, you can record 4K videos.

On the front, the G6 comes with a 5 MP 100 degree wide angle camera.

Price and Availability

LG has not revealed the exact pricing details of the G6 yet. It will be available in three color options: Mystic White, Astro Black, and Ice Platinum.

It will be available for sale from March 10th. No information is available on the launch date in India, but it is expected to be launched by the end of March or early week of June.

Conclusion

The LG G6 is a very good launch from the Korean giant. The phone looks extremely good, especially with those thin bezels and the 5.7 inch FullVision display with curved edges. The 18:9 aspect ratio may take a while to get used to, though. We look forward to testing the device thoroughly in the near future.

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