LG G6 Launching on 24 April in India, Expected Price ₹ 53k – 54k

LG G6 Launching on 24 April in India, Expected Price ₹ 53k – 54k
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Just after the India price and pre-order leak, LG has sent out invites for the LG G6 smartphone confirming its launch in India. The event is set for 11:30am IST, Monday i.e., April 24, and the company will announce pricing and availability details then.

The smartphone is already up for pre-registration on the company website, and just a while ago, the pre-order and pricing information was leaked as well. According to the leak, the LG G6 will be priced somewhere between Rs. 53,000 to Rs. 54,000, and a cashback offer of up to Rs. 7,000 is also applicable for those who pre-order the device. The leak also notes that pre-ordered customers can grab the Tone Active+ for a 50 percent discount alongside the LG G6. The pre-order is tipped to begin Friday, and go on till April 30.

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To recall, the LG G6 was made available in South Korea at a price of KRW 899,800 (roughly Rs. 51,200). The LG G6’s highlight feature on the smartphone is its 5.7-inch QHD+ (1440×2880 pixels) FullVision display with an 18:9 (or 2:1) aspect ratio instead of industry standard (16:9). The phone was launched with the new UX 6.0 that company said has been optimised for the 18:9 aspect ratio. The smartphone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 SoC coupled with 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM. The LG G6 was launched in two storage variants – 32GB and 64GB. The storage on the LG G6 is expandable via microSD card (up to 2TB).

Now, according to Mumbai-based retailer Mahesh Telecom, the LG G6 will reportedly go on pre-orders from Friday till April 30, and all pre-ordered customers can grab the Tone active+ at 50 percent off and can even avail a cashback of up to Rs. 7,000 from selected banks. Also, the price of the LG G6 in India is expected to be between Rs. 53,000 to Rs. 54,000.

Mumbai-based retailer Mahesh Telecom, citing promotional material, has tweeted this information; however, there is no official word from LG India about it. To recall, the LG G6 was made available in South Korea at a price of KRW 899,800 (roughly Rs. 51,200). The LG G6’s highlight feature on the smartphone is its 5.7-inch QHD+ (1440×2880 pixels) FullVision display with an 18:9 (or 2:1) aspect ratio instead of industry standard (16:9). The phone was launched with the new UX 6.0 that company said has been optimised for the 18:9 aspect ratio. The smartphone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 SoC coupled with 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM.

In terms of optics, the new LG flagship smartphone comes with a dual-camera setup at rear end with two 13-megapixel sensors – one for wide-angle shots with 125-degree lens and f/2.4 aperture, and the other for regular shots with 71-degree lens and OIS 2.0. At front, the G6 features a 5-megapixel wide-angle lens with f/2.2 aperture and 100-degree lens. The G6 houses a non-removable 3300mAh battery. This is a departure from the company’s earlier devices that usually featured removable batteries. It measures 148.9×71.9×7.9mm and weighs in at 163 grams. LG G6 supports LTE-A 3 Band CA network and in terms of connectivity options, it includes Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v4.2, NFC, and USB Type-C 2.0 connectivity options.

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Notably, the phone was touted to be the “first smartphone with supports Dolby Vision” at the time of its launch by LG. It features a 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC (digital to analogue converter) for enhanced audio playback as well. The phone packs a fingerprint scanner at the back as well. Another distinction is that it has passed the MIL-STD 810G military standard certification for durability.

LG G6 Specifications

Display5.70-inch
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 821 (MSM8996)
Camera Front5-megapixel f/2.2
Resolution1440x2880 pixels
RAM4GB RAM
OSAndroid 7.0
Storage32GB/64GB
Rear Camera13-megapixel f/1.8
Battery3300mAh
Operating System Android 7.0 Nougat
Display 5.7-inch LCD
2880×1440
Gorilla Glass 3
Dolby Vision, HDR 10
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 (MSM8996)
Storage 32GB (U.S., Europe)
64GB (Asia, Korea, Hong Kong, India, CiS)
Expandable microSD up to 2TB
RAM 4GB
Camera (Main) 13MP (IMX258), 1.12µm pixels, f/1.8, OIS
71-degree lens, phase-detect AF
Camera (Wide) 13MP (IMX258), 1.12µm pixels, f/2.4
125-degree lens, fixed focus
Front Camera 5MP, f/2.2
100-degree lens
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2 LE, NFC
USB-C 3.1
Audio 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC (Asia only)
Battery 3300mAh
Non-removable
Charging USB-C
Quick Charge 3.0
Qi wireless (U.S.)
Water resistance IP68
Security One-touch fingerprint sensor
Dimensions 148.9 x 71.9 x 7.9 mm
Colors Black, white, platinum
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