At last, one of the most expected Android handsets of the year is now official. We’re talking about the new LG G6, of course, which was just announced at the MWC in Barcelona.
The modular design seen at last year’s LG G5 is gone, as the South Korean manufacturer’s new flagship is now rocking a glass body, with a metallic frame, not to mention the tiny bezels and the display with rounded corners, a first for LG.
Speaking about the display, the LG G6 comes with a 5.7″ IPS LCD panel, with a QHD+ resolution of 2880 x 1440 pixels, resulting a screen aspect ration of 18:9, supporting two wider color standards: Dolby Vision and HDR 10.
The handset is also IP68 certified, making it water and dust resistant to the highest standards, so you don’t need to worry about dropping it in a pool or using it out, when it rains.
Under the hood, the LG G6 comes with an optimized variant of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, the same chip used by the Google Pixel. Placed towards the center of the phone, alongside fine tuned cooling pipes, the chip won’t get very hot, not even in those moments when you’re trying to push the limits.
The processor is aided by 4GB of RAM, while the internal storage capacity counts 32GB, but the latter shouldn’t be such a big problem, since the flagship also has a microSD card slot, allowing you to expand the storage.
In terms of camera – or, better said, cameras – the LG G6 has a dual setup on the back, with a 13MP snapper and a secondary sensor, with the same resolution, but with a wide-angle, offering users a GoPro-like experience, thanks to the 125-degree viewing angle. As for the selfie unit, it’s relying on a 5MP camera.
Moving on to the battery, the G6 comes with a 3,300mAh power pack, non-removable. It does support the latest Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 technology, so it takes just an hour and a half to get it fully charged. Or, if you don’t have the time, you can get the battery to 50% in just 30 minutes. Also the phone will come with latest Android 7.0 Nougat OS along with UX 6.0 UI.
The phone will be available for pre-ordering between March 2 and March 9 and it should start shipping on March 10. Still, the price is unknown. Keep an eye on our site, as we will be back with more details about this as soon as anything new comes up!