LG G6, the flagship from Samsung’s Korean rival that was showcased at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, has been launched in India at a price of Rs 51,990 in an exclusive partnership with Amazon.in.
The LG G6’s pre-order has started and as a part of the pre-order LG is currently offering a cashback up to Rs 10,000 for HDFC and SBI card holders. The cashback is for one day only and can be availed via Amazon.in. Also, Reliance Jio users will be eligible for 100GB additional 4G data till March 18 on purchase of the G6.
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LG also launched a new fitness cum headphone device called LG Tone Active+ HBS-A100 at a price of Rs 9,990 and as a part of the pre-booking offer consumers can get a 50% discount deal on the wireless headset. You can pre-book through the LG website and via offline retailers. There is also a one-time screen replacement offer along with 50 per cent discount on accessories.
Interestingly, LG is also giving away “EA special gifts” for 6 mobile games including Cookie Jam, Temple Run 2, and Spider-Man Unlimited among others. The company claims that it is providing Play Store Games worth Rs 14,000 free on purchase of the phone.
Processor: The LG G6 is powered by a 2.35GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor clubbed with Adreno 530 GPU.
RAM: It comes with 4GB of RAM.
Internal storage: The LG G6 comes with 64GB of internal memory which is expandable by up to 256GB via a micro-SD card.
Screen: The G6 comes with what LG calls as a Full Vision display. The phone boasts of an edge-to-edge screen and an unusual 18:9 (2:1) aspect ratio instead of a regular 16:9. It comes with a 5.7-inch QHD+ IPS LCD display with a 2,880×1,400 pixel resolution. The phone, in addition, also supports always-on functionality.
Rear camera: The LG G6 comes with a dual camera system on the rear, consisting of two 13-megapixel sensors — offering a 125-degree wide angle — with one working ‘specifically’ to offer the wider field of view. The rear camera system is further assisted with f/1.8 aperture, 3-axis Optical Image Stabilisation, phase detection auto-focus and dual-LED flash.
Front camera: On the front, the LG G6 sports a 5-megapixel camera with f/2.2 aperture.
Software: The LG G6 runs Android 7.0 Nougat-based UX 6.0 out-of-the-box.
Battery: The G6 is backed by a 3,300mAh battery and supports fast charging.
— The LG G6 comes with a ‘minimalist’ design consisting of Corning Gorilla Glass 5 (Gorilla Glass 3 on the front) and metal — with chamfered edges and rounded corners — and a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. It is also IP68-certified for dust and water resistance.
— The USP of the G6, according to LG, is its ‘big screen that fits.’ The phone comes with ridiculously slim bezels allowing the display to take up over 80 per cent of its front side: a concept also seen in Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are however a lot more curvier in comparison, and also they offer more screen-to-body ratio — an 83 per cent — than LG’s phone.
— The Full Vision display of the G6 when combined with LG’s UX 6.0 software allows users to run apps in two perfectly square windows side by side. The feature, which seems to be a gradual progression of Android Nougat’s split-screen multitasking capabilities, has been extended to the camera software as well.
— The camera app in the case of the LG G6 comes with a specialised Square mode that has been designed to make best use of the phone’s one-of-a-kind aspect ratio. It allows users to take a picture and then simultaneously review the same in a square — 1:1 — identical to the one offered by the view-finder.
— In the LG G5, while one of the rear cameras has what you can call a regular lens, the other one has a wider lens. A wider lens means the phone’s rear snapper can cover a larger area with a distinct fish-eye effect on the edges. It kind of gives you a 3D-like panorama sweep of what you’re clicking without having you to move your phone in a certain manner. It shouldn’t be confused with an actual panorama shot though.
— The LG G6 is also notably the world’s first smartphone to support Dolby Vision (and HDR 10) for enhanced videos, a feature which was until now limited to high-end TVs.
LG G6 Specifications
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 (MSM8996)
|Camera Front||5-megapixel f/2.2|
|Rear Camera||13-megapixel f/1.8
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