It is one of the most eagerly awaited handsets of this Mobile World Congress and also one of those who most has been leaked. We speak of the LG G6, the high-end smartphone that the South Korean brand wants to stand up this 2017.
LG G6 already know almost everything, many of its features directly thanks to the own LG as its resistance to water or its specially designed interface for screen 18:9, it will remain a mystery to solve?. Here we tell you details of the new LG flagship.
Design unibody which leaves the ‘LG Friends’ by the way
About a year ago, LG surprised us with its LG G5, a terminal that gambled on a little usual set of modules that are coupled to the lower part of the device. We had a module HiFi, a handle for the camera or an interchangeable battery, but This LG G6 we don’t have anything like that.
The ability to be able to replace the battery was precisely one of the reasons of the modular system. LG has always advocated this option in their terminals, often using example to Samsung and its commitment for the unibody in metal and glass designs, which is precisely what they have done with the LG G6.
This change has made that LG will lose their ‘friends’, a series of accessories that did not materialize, but in return earned in another property which is becoming more popular among the high range: the water resistance. In particular, LG G6 features with a degree of Protection IP68, ensuring dives of up to 30 minutes to a maximum of 1.5 meters deep.
The screen as protagonist
The trend without frames has also dent in Korean manufacturers and this LG G6 bets on a front where he the screen is the absolute protagonist, with a few fine frames to the sides and two pretty tight bands above and below.
But in addition to being more adjusted to the edges, the screen of LG G6 also stands out for its rounded corners and, above all, its format 18:9, or what is the same, 2:1. In particular, the panel 5.7 inches diagonally and develops 2,880 x 1,440 pixels resolution, with a total density of 565 dots per inch.
LG bets on a screen very tight to the edges, with rounded corners and a very unusual format 18:9 (2:1)
According to LG, this format allows a wider viewing area without harming the functionality already that the panel grows in height but maintains the same width. In addition, the entire interface has been adapted to take advantage to this format so that the screen can be divided into two squares exactly equal.
This possibility is squeezed above all to use the mode of multi-tasking to split screen or apps as of the camera, which allows you to take a picture in the square at the time format that we can see another image at the bottom.
Talking about camera, although LG has abandoned its bid for modules, the dual camera stays in this model, and does it with two exactly the same 13 megapixel sensors. The difference in this case is that one of them has a great lens angle that covers up to 125 degrees and the other is a normal covering 71 degrees.
But there is not everything, the display of the LG G6 also stands out for the integration of standards Dolby Vision and HDR 10, It allows to play content with a greater dynamic range and more realistic.
LG G6, technical specifications
As already had anticipated, if we lifted the hood of the LG G6 we find a chip Snapdragon 821, not Snapdragon 835 it mounted many of the ‘flagship’ arriving this year. They accompany him to 4 GB of RAM and a 530 Adreno GPU.
In the memory section, the user can choose between 32 and 64 GB versions, and battery offers a capacity of 3,300 mAh. It also includes It loads fast 3.0 Qualcomm and is compatible with Wireless charging.
The fingerprint reader, located at the rear, could not miss and LG adds a chip Quad DAC 32-bit for higher quality sound, something that we saw in LG V20 although in this case comes improved. Finally note that comes out of series with 7.0 and soon Android will receive Android 7.1. We leave with a full table with the features of the LG G6:
|DIMENSIONSWeight||148.9 x 71.9 x 7.9 (mm)163 (g)|
|SCREEN||5.7 inch FullVision 18:9QHD + 2,880 x 1,440 pixels565 ppp Dolby Vision and HDR 10|
|PROCESSOR||Snapdragon 821 quad – core CryoAdreno 530|
|SOFTWARE||7.0 Android Nougat|
|CAMERAS||Rear: Dual 13MP (f/1.8 – 71º | – 125 ° f/2.4), laser O.I.S., AF, LED FlashFront: 5 MP|
|CONNECTIVITY||LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band, 4.2 Bluetooth, NFC, USB type-c v3.1|
|BATTERY||3300 mAhLoad fast 3.0 QualcommWireless charging|
LG G6, availability and prices
As it is usual in presentations of this caliber, the guys at LG they have not disclosed information on availability or price its new flagship, but remember all the rumors and leaks.
If everything is fulfilled, and both design and specifications have been met, the LG G6 should arrive in stores next month in March at a price between the 699 and 799 euros euro.
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