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LG announces the new G6 flagship with FullVision display

Snapdragon 821, IP68 Water and Dust Proofing just one of the many new features on LG's latest flagship
cjmagowan  —  2 years ago ( Feb 26, 2017 )    |    Featured, Mobile

The highly anticipated flagship from LG has gone official and here it is, the new LG G6

The LG G6 might just be and it looks like it’s getting there as the new Android hero phone that everyone is missing. It’s got all the goodies you are looking for on a smartphone plus it has a larger display yet on a smaller body. LG has put a lot of effort in perfecting the G6 design and unlike the flagship that came before it, the G6 is no longer has the modular capabilities which really isn’t taking off as LG had hoped for anyway.

That change of direction gave LG a new advantage on designing the G6, with the way of the modular is gone, the new flagship device is now water and dust resistant with IP68 certification, meaning it could go underwater to about 1.5 meters and could last for about 30 minutes submerged. This feature has predominantly handled too well by Samsung and is proven to be a major feature especially in the marketing standpoint.

So now, LG puts the importance on display and audio experience, the latter seems a continued refinement from previous technologies involved however the former is present a look for the G6 and as what the company has teased for weeks, the new G6 flagship sports the largest screen at 5.7-inch to be precise that it could cramped with on a smaller shell giving us a narrower body-to-screen ratio with virtually no bezels on the sides and nearly to the edge bezels on the top and bottom that then gives us a unique 18:9 aspect ratio, this one right here is what LG calls the FullVision display.

With the introduction of waterproof design, LG can no longer provide us with a removable battery, something that the company has bragged about for its previous generation G series handset but with the G6, LG has joined the bandwagon of other smartphone manufacturers that uses the same design and feature. What remains from the G5 though is the microSD card slot and the dual-camera module on the back and the fingerprint sensor that sits nicely just below the main camera module.

Under the hood, the handset is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 Chipset, this is to be expected as the next Qualcomm flagship SoC has been or would be initially be launched with exclusivity on the next Samsung Galaxy S device so having a Snapdragon 821 on board is the most practical thing to do if one needs to sell their product at this time and LG believes refinement of existing technologies than raw power. Keep things at its cool, LG has included a heat-pipe built into the device so it could handle everything you’ll throw at it without getting overheated.

It has 4GB of RAM onboard and comes with either 32GB and 64GB internal storage space. either of these variants, the G6 supports microSD cards for more personal storage requirements for all your apps, multimedia contents and other personal files.

Imaging is what comes next to the highlights of features that the LG G6 has. It comes with the same dual-camera’s as the G5 but this time, opted to a more practical 13 Megapixel imaging sensors. One of which is a normal/base sensor and the other one is has a wide-angle lens at 125 field-of-view (FOV). As implemented always, the normal sensor has the OIS and Autofocus. On the front, the 8 Megapixel camera takes all the Selfies you’ll need and features a wide-angle at100 FOV.

Other features that we’ve mentioned already is the fingerprint sensor which sits below the cameras on the back which also doubles as the power button of the device. Depending on market, the LG G6 features Quad-DAC for superb audio output but unfortunately, it’s only available in South Korea but in other regions, their LG G6 will be coming with Wireless Charging support.

Speaking of Charging, the G6 has a built-in 3300 mAh li-Ion battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 support. It could go from 0 to 50% for just 30 minutes of charging and should be at its full in just 96 minutes. Android 7.0 Nougat boots on the G6 with LG’s proprietary UI overlays on top and also, it will be the first one to include the newest Google Assistant other than Google’s Pixel devices.

The LG G6 is built using both metal and glass, on the front, the display is layered with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 while the back has Gorilla Glass 5 that sandwiched the metal frame. It features a rounded edge design with a strategically inserted plastic parts within the frame for more durability. It measures 148.9 x 71.9 x 7.9mm and weighs about 163 grams. The device comes in these color options: Astro Black, Mystic White and Ice Platinum.

As of this time, LG hasn’t mentioned any price and availability of the device but we’ll get this information as soon as launch dates starts to come in.