LG has repeated the history and officially announced their latest and greatest flagship, the LG G6. Now, this isn’t the first time LG has revealed a flagship ahead of MWC. An event where the majority of flagships are announced by the mobile giants.
The LG G6 improves upon the mistakes that were common in the original G5, and rid itself of the modular design. In all honesty, the phone feels a lot similar to the previously released LG V20. Now as far as the specs are concerned, the G6 may not be as impressive to some people, and there is a reason behind that.
Before we look at the reason, we are going to shed some light on the specifications first.
- 7-inch display with 1440 x 2880 resolution.
- Dual 13-megapixel rear facing camera with 3 axis OIS and f/1.8 aperture, and f/2.4 aperture. 5-megapixel camera with f/2.2 aperture.
- 4 GB RAM/32 or 64 GB internal storage with microSD card slot available.
- Snapdragon 821 SoC with Adreno 530 Graphics.
- IP68 certification.
- USB 3.1 with USB Type-C connector.
- 3,300 mAh Li-Ion battery.
- Rear mounted fingerprint sensor.
So, now that you have the specs, you should know that the phone will be available in 3 colors; mystic white, astro black, and ice platinum. In addition to that, the phone will be using a combination of metal and glass with the back being made out of Corning Gorilla Glass 5.
Now comes the interesting part, as you can see, the LG G6 is using the Snapdragon 821, something we have already seen in flagships of last year like the Google Pixel. This is alarming because flagships of this year were supposed to use Snapdragon 835.
Now the reason why that’s not the case here is that the Snapdragon 835 is co-produced by Samsung, and they have decided to hoard all the earlier supplies of the processor, and this move has forced the competitors to use the older chipset. However, do keep in mind that this exclusivity will only be timed, so we will be seeing more phones with Snapdragon 835 on board.
LG G6 is going on sale first in South Korea on 9th March, later this year, and then more regions will follow. As far as the pricing is concerned, there isn’t any information available at this point, but we can expect the phone to retail somewhere between $600 to $700.