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The LG G6 is here ; drops modular design

LG G6

The much anticipated LG G6 is here. Mobile World Congress has given us its first treat in form of a solid, fundamentals-focused phone, the LG G6. It seems the leaks were accurate as we get a very thin bezelled phone. Thin bezels will likely predominate the aesthetic features of 2017 phones.

LG G6

Nevertheless, the phone has a lot of glass too.

3 versions of glass, in fact. 3 versions of Gorilla Glass.

Curved Gorilla glass 3 wraps around the front panel. The back of the phone has Gorilla Glass 4 and the dual camera lenses are protected by Gorilla Glass 5. The LG G6 is IP68 waterproof as well. That means a meter of water for 30 minutes. It has a Snapdragon 821 processor with and Adreno 530 GPU. 4GB of RAM and 32 GB of base internal storage ticks all the basic checkboxes.

But, well, phones have so beefy specs these days, that nearly any flagship will fly through everyday performance and the G6 is no different on that.

LG G6 camera features

Rather, it’s the simple approach LG has taken, that makes this phone so good. The small details. For example, the phone charges wirelessly but is available for only the users in USA. For users in Asia, the phone will not have the wireless charging capability.

The software is optimized to make the best use of that 2:1 aspect ratio of the 5.7-inch screen. For example, the images you take with the dual 13 megapixel sensors, can be displayed right then and there while you are taking the picture. You don’t need to peek in like you usually would. Rather, the previews are right there so you can make instant adjustments for that perfect shot. And speaking of the perfect shot, of course it has 2 of them on the back. I mean, it’s 2017. One is a wide angle lens while the other is a zoom lens. Just like on the iPhone 7 Plus.

LG G6

LG, which previously wanted to take things into the “modular” direction seemed to have turned around completely and created a phone that’s solid, steady and premium.

Pricing is yet to be announced.

Display 5.7” Quad HD 18:9 (2880×1440)
Processor Snapdragon 821 quad-core
GPU Adreno 530 GPU
RAM 4GB RAM
Storage 32GB storage
MicroSD Yes, expandable up to 2TB
Cameras Rear: 13MP dual (71 degrees + 125 degrees), 1.12µm pixel size, Aperture (wide – f/2.4, normal – f/1.8)

Front: 5MP 100 degrees, 1.12µm pixel size, f/2.4

Battery 3,300mAh, non-removable, wireless charging
Water resistant IP68
Connectivity USB Type-C, NFC
Software Android 7.0 Nougat
Colors titan, black and white

About Mahir Amer

Mahir Amer is a college student in Dhaka. He loves tech, designing, arts, sports and writing. Math and science too. He hopes to get admitted to an American University someday. Most of Mahir’s day is spent thinking about football or working on Adobe Illustrator. You can see his work at https://www.behance.net/mahiramer

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