But this time it’s LG’s turn, with the new and shiny G6. The new bad boy in town is here to show us what LG is actually capable of, after the not so successful G5
The new G6 comes with almost everything you could ask for on the flagship department (even though the G series will be the top dog just the first half of the year now, due to the V series), I said ALMOST, because there’s one little “flaw” for a matter of speak, that could actually have ended up being a good move from the Koreans.
Snapdragon 821, a known but a bit old chipset is the brain behind curtains this time, a lot of people said this was a bad move from LG, but if you think out of the box for a moment, you’ll see that is actually the opposite, as it means less driver problems as happens before with newer silicon chip when launched.
Besides been a more than well-known hardware, the G6 comes with “An Advanced heat pipe” on top to help and prevent any heat issues.
Concerning the cameras, there are a few surprises here and there.
Unlike the 16MP+8MP on previous models, a Dual 13MP setup were selected for the back side, one wide-angle with 125° FOV and one with 71° FOV, as before, only one (the “normal”) of them has OIS and autofocus. The front is taken care by 5MP shooter with 100° FOV. Which means, no more selfie sticks!! (I wish)
Believe it or not, the selling point this time is none of the formers. Actually, they are promoting the new screen with an 18:9 aspect ratio.
A QHD screen with 5.7″, is something that you might have seen before, but not in a smaller body than the Galaxy S7 edge. As usual IPS LCD is the technology behind it and this time looks better than ever, with a custom LG skin on top called Full-screen UX to take advantage of the new aspect.
The screen is protected by Gorilla glass 3, and the back which is also made out of Glass comes with GG5.
Yes! You actually read that, the back is no longer removable, the modular experiment ended where it started. But there’s an even better feature now.
Dusk and Water proofing
Finally! After a long wait, the G series is capable of going with you to the pool. With an IP68 rating, long forgotten the days where you run away from the rain of spend the summer as far as possible from water.
Another specs include:
4GB of RAM and storage either 32GB or 64GB (region dependent) with Micro SD expansion.
Android 7.0 Nougat
A Quad-DAC (only available in South Korea apparently)
Wireless Charging capability (US model)
3,300mAh battery with QuickCharge 3.0 (0% to 100% in 96 minutes, 0% to 50% in 32 minutes)
The phone will be available in three color: Astro Black, Mystic White and Ice Platinum. And while prices and full availability still remains a mystery and least we know they’re coming as soon as possible to compete with the newer offers from others OEMs
What are your thoughts? Will you upgrade your current G5?
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