Last week, Samsung launched its flagship devices in India. Following the pursuit, LG has launched its latest flagship device — LG G6 here in the country. Priced at ₹51,990, LG G6 is expected to give a tough competition to Samsung Galaxy S8, which has been priced at 57,900. Starting from tomorrow, the device will be exclusively available on Amazon. The e-commerce giant is also offering cashback offers of up to 10,000 via credit card payments.
The LG G6 comes with a 5.7-inch QHD+ ‘Full Vision‘ display that has a resolution of 2880×1440 pixels with an 18:9 aspect ratio. This aspect ratio is kind of unusual but is based on the concept of Univisium technology — which is mostly used by film producers. The said display also packs support for Dolby Vision and HDR 10, which makes it the very first smartphone to include this technology.
The Korean giant has packed a brand new user interface into the LG G6. Called UX 6.0, the user interface has been fully optimized for LG G6’s display and it is thanks to this UI that you can watch 16:9 ratio content in your 18:9 aspect screen without a hitch. The G6 also packs highly advanced multi-tasking capabilities. So basically, you can now surf the web while watching a movie on your video player, or type a memo, while using a calculator, everything is on your screen at once. These apps are aligned one top of another in a 1:1 ratio.
The Korean giant has focused on keeping the bezels to the minimum, pushing any camera bulge inside and including rounded edges on the device. It runs on the 14nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 SoC, which can’t be compared with the speed of Samsung Galaxy S8′ 10nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC.
The handset packs enhanced front and back cameras. On the rear, it includes a dual wide-angle 13MP camera setup with optical zoom tech developed in co-operation with Qualcomm. On the front, the LG G6 packs a 103-degree wide-angle camera with an auto-shoot feature. Further, to maximize the visual camera experience, you now have a 1:1 square camera mode which makes it possible for you to click and preview your photos at the same time. LG has launched the device in two colors for India — Astro Black and Ice Platinum.
On the software side, LG G6 runs Android 7.0 Nougat and was the first non-Pixel phone to come with the Google Assistant. The G6 is powered by a 3,300 mAh battery, packed with heat pipes to help mitigate overheating issues. It is also IP68 resistant, which means your phone is completely water and dust resistant.
In addition, You can pre-book the device through LG’s website and via offline retailers. The company is also giving away “EA special gifts” for 6 mobile games including Cookie Jam, Temple Run 2, and Spider-Man Unlimited among others, worth Rs. 14,100.
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