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LG G6 India Launch Set for Today

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LG G6, the South Korean company’s latest flagship smartphone, is set to launch in India at an event in New Delhi on Monday. Pre-bookings are already open for the smartphone, with the company offering up to Rs. 7,000 cashback and a discount on its LG Tone Active+ HBS-A100 wireless headset.

As for the LG G6 price in India, an established retailer tips the smartphone will be priced at Rs. 51,990, and go on sale on April 29. We’ll have to wait and see if that’s true. To recall, the LG G6 was unveiled at MWC 2017 and runs runs Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-the-box. It sports a 5.7-inch QHD+ (1440×2880 pixels) FullVision display and highlights a near bezel-less front with an 18:9 (or 2:1) aspect ratio. Powering the smartphone is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 SoC coupled with 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM. The LG G6 is offered in 32GB and 64GB storage options, with support for expandability via microSD card (up to 2TB).

As for the cameras, the LG G6 sports a dual-camera setup on the back with two 13-megapixel sensors – one for wide-angle shots with 125-degree lens and f/2.4 aperture, and the other for regular shots with 71-degree lens and OIS 2.0. Over at the front you get a 5-megapixel wide-angle lens with f/2.2 aperture and 100-degree lens.

Connectivity options for the LG G6 include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v4.2, NFC, and USB Type-C 2.0. It also supports LTE-A 3 Band CA network. The handset houses a a non-removable 3300mAh battery, measures 148.9×71.9×7.9mm and weighs in at 163 grams. It will be available in Astro Black, Ice Platinum, and Mystic White colour options.

Additionally, the LG G6 features a 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC (digital to analogue converter) for enhanced audio playback and has has passed the MIL-STD 810G military standard certification for durability.

LG G6


General

Release date February 2017
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 148.90 x 71.90 x 7.90
Weight (g) 163.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 3300
Removable battery No
Colours Ice Platinum, Astro Black, Mystic White
SAR value NA

Display

Screen size (inches) 5.70
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 1440×2880 pixels
Pixels per inch (PPI) 564

Hardware

Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 821
RAM 4GB
Internal storage 32GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 2000

Camera

Rear camera 13-megapixel
Flash Yes
Front camera 5-megapixel

Software

Operating System Android 7.0

Connectivity

Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.20
NFC Yes
Infrared No
USB OTG Yes
Headphones 3.5mm
FM No
Number of SIMs 1
SIM 1
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) No

Sensors

Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Barometer No
Temperature sensor No