LG today officially unveiled the new G6 with a 5.7-inch QHD+ (2,880 x 1,440 resolution) FullVision display. For the first time ever in a smartphone, the G6 screen is in 18:9 aspect ratio, instead of the regular 16:9 aspect ratio. LG claims that the 18:9 format offers more viewing space and a more immersive experience when streaming videos and playing games.
Powering the device is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor, which isn’t the latest chipset for this year, but it’s still a high-end chipset. The device also has 4GB RAM and either 32GB or 64GB expandable storage.
The G6 is made of aluminum and glass materials, which features a minimalist design that’s sleek all-around and perfectly smooth to the touch. The corners of both body and display are all rounded, which disperses the impact if the phone is dropped. Additionally, the phone is also IP68 water and dust resistant.
In terms of camera, the G6 has two 13MP rear cameras — one standard and one wide angle lenses, which delivers an outstanding and unique camera experience by creating seamless transitions when zooming in and out between the wide-angle and standard camera lenses even during 4K video capture. There’s also a Square Camera Mode, which shows your recent photos in one window in film mode so that users don’t need to move to their gallery to review them. Users can also create GIFs by combining between 2 and 100 photos from the gallery.
Juicing up the device is a 3,300mAh non-removable battery, which also supports Quick Charge 3.0. Other features are the fingerprint sensor, Dolby Vision technology and HDR 10 supported, LG UX 6.0 with Google Assistant built-in, and 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC.
Unfortunately, there’s no word regarding the pricing and launch date of the device in Malaysia.