LG goes “back to basics” with G6

LG has launched the G6 flagship highlighted by its display and wide angle cameras. In essence, it’s a “back to basics approach to premium smartphones,” according to the company, after the missteps taken by the G5.

“LG will continue to lead smartphone innovation with a focus on convenience and reliability in order to exceed consumer expectations.”

-Juno Cho, LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company president

There’s a 5.7-inch QHD+ FullVision display (2880×1440) that features an 18:9 aspect ratio.

Sculpted from aluminum and glass, the smartphone features a minimalist design that comes in black, platinum, and white. The metal has a soft matte finish, rounded corners, and a flat back with no camera bump.

The G6 is the first smartphone to support the Dolby Vision and HDR 10 High Dynamic Range standards for a “wider range of color,” according to LG.

The company is offering the G6 Game Collection that provides up to $200 of in-game content for Temple Run 2, Spider-Man Unlimited, Crossy Road, SimCity BuildIt, Cookie Jam, and Genies & Gems on Google Play.

The smartphone has dual 13MP rear cameras, including a 125-degree wide angle lens and a 100-degree field of view on the 5MP front camera.

There’s a new Square Camera mode that shows recent photos in one window in film mode so users can review photos without having to resort to the gallery, and a Square Camera feature that divides the screen into two identical squares. The G6 can also take perfectly square photos in 1:1 aspect ratio, ideal for social media apps like Instagram and Snapchat. Users can also choose other ratios like 4:3, 16:9, and 18:9. You can also take pictures in 1:1 ratio in one window and then review, edit, and upload in another window immediately after shooting. GIFs can also be created by combining up to 100 images from the gallery.

The smartphone is rated for IP68 water and dust resistance that makes it safe to be immersed in up to 1.5 meters of water for up to 30 minutes.

Here’s the rest of the spec sheet:

  • Memory: 4GB RAM, 32/64GB of storage, microSD
  • 3,300mAh battery
  • Android 7.0 Nougat
  • Dimensions: 9 x 71.9 x 7.9mm, 163g

Source: LG

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