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The LG G6 Officially Announced. And it’s all about Screen.

The LG G6 is Simple and Beautiful, and that's Perfect

Something about LG’s flagships is that there’s always something exciting with every device. That didn’t go quite well with the G5 last year’s attempt at modularity.

Many would want to argue that “modularity is dead” before even starting. But they are wrong. We just haven’t discovered the best way around modular smartphones. Sometime in the future we will, I’m sure. Though Project Ara by Google was shelved, something will come up soon.

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The “long” screen. Courtesy: CNET

This year, with the G6, LG decided not to do anything crazy. Nothing on modularity. Just make a really beautiful phone. The only crazy thing is the huge display on a very small form-factor gadget.

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It is a 5.7 inch phone that is smaller than most would expect with a weird display 2:1 aspect ratio instead of the usual.

The design of the phone is exciting; made fully from metal and glass with Gorilla Glass5 protection at the back making it tough and durable and Gorilla Glass3 at the front making it scratch resistant.

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Front and Back. Courtesy: CNET

The curved back reminds us of Samsung’s display designs but the front is solid flat.

It is also IP68 certified device. So it is dust and water resistant and users won’t worry about getting it out to answer texts or find directions in case it is raining.

Here are the full LG G6 specs:

Display 5.7-inch LCD Gorilla Glass 3
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 (MSM8996)
Memory and Storage  4GB RAM with 32GB or 64GB
Back Cameras
  • 1st One 13MP f/1.8 with OIS, 71-degree lens, phase-detect AF
  • 2nd one is 13MP f/2.4, 125-degree lens, fixed focus
Front Camera 5MP, f/2.2 100-degree lens
Battery 3300mAh
Charging USB-C, Quick Charge 3.0 with Wireless charge in the US
Water resistance IP68
Security One-touch fingerprint sensor

The LG G6 is also the first non-Google phone to ship with Google Assistant as the rest of Android devices wait on Google’s promise to have Assistant on Marshmallow and Nougat in the coming days.

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iPhone 7 Plus 5.5 inch, LG G6 5.7 inch, Google Pixel XL 5.5 inches, OnePlus 3T 5.5 inch. Courtesy: CNET

You can read the full LG G6 Review from AndroidCentral.com as they’ve already had time with the device.

Hopefully LG will, with its new simple design of the G6, be at par with and be able to compete with the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8.

What are your thoughts on the LG G6?


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