LG G6: The Smartphone We’ve Always Wanted

The LG G6 has officially been announced by LG yesterday at the Mobile World Congress 2017 (MWC). LG did little to surprise anyone this time around, in fact they kind of embraced the culture of twitter leaks instead. Unlike the LG G5 which was overly ambitious with its semi-modular design, the LG G6 is taking a more subtle approach with the focus on the core smartphone user by a near bezel-less display, smart camera and many more interesting features that people may actually use. 

KEY FEATURES

  • 18:9 quad-HD display
  • HDR 10 and Dolby Vision
  • Android 7.0 Nougat
  • 2x 13-megapixel rear cameras
  • Very thin bezel
  • Snapdragon 821, 4GB RAm
  • 32GB storage, microSD
  • 3300mAh battery, USB-C
  • Wireless charging (US-only)
  • Quad-DAC (Korea-only)
  • Dual-Sim (select Eastern European countries)
  • Manufacturer: LG
  • Price: TBA

What’s very interesting here is that the LG G6 is rocking the world’s first HDR 10 screen, which is found in newer HDR televisions. HDR stands for High-Dynamic Range and HDR has the ability to display a wider and richer range of colours, much brighter whites, and much deeper, darker blacks. This gives the phone picture a more ‘dynamic’ look, which is where the name comes from. Further, the LG G6 will have a  QHD+ display, will pack in 1,440 by 2,880 pixels, a bit more than a typical Quad HD screen. This is the same screen resolution that the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus is expected to have as per its recent leak. 





The LG G6 is also the world’s first phone with a 18:9 aspect ration, unlike other phones which have a 16:9 aspect ratio. What this means is that you’ll have more screen real estate for information to be displayed on your phone. 

In terms of processor, LG will be using the Snapdragon 821 chipset,which although, isn’t the latest chipset (835), it’ll still gets the job done for all your needs. I don’t even think LG could’ve gotten their hands on the 835 chipset as Samsung reportedly bought nearly all of them for their Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. 
It’s pretty safe to say that a newer variant of something is better than the previous iteration. But I don’t mean that the G6 is not just better overall, I mean it’s better in it’s basic conception.

The LG G6 is the phone we’ve been waiting for from LG. The LG G5 was overly hyped, didn’t review well, and wasn’t an actual modular phone. It looked like a premium metal device with some awesome added functionality in the form of snap-ons (they called them modules). Then people got their hands on it and it seemed much more like a plastic bag of gimmicks. Turns out it was ‘metallic’ (mostly plastic), and the modules were all but useless, not to say impossible to find in the U.S. The software and performance were also middling at best. In short, the phone was a flop. So, instead when LG went back to the drawing board for its next flagship, the LG G6, they decided to go for a more subtle and powerful look, instead of trying to build a gimmicky device. And it looks like that’ll pay off as the LG G6 has been getting rave impressions/reviews so far. 

All in all, this year, we can safely say that LG is back to its core strengths. Instead of trying to win the gimmick game they decided to focus on performance and simplicity. 

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