The LG G6 fetures a FullVision display with curved corners and an unusual resolution of 1440 x 2880 pixels (QHD+), a diagonal size of 5.7 inches, and 18:9 aspect ratio. LG’s media player converts any media content on the phone to the 18:9 ratio. Protection is ensured by a Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
This is the first smartphone in the world to support HDR 10 and DolbyVision, which are some of the highest standards for visual quality in high-end smart TVs currently. “Big screen experience that fits in your hand”. It sits on top of a 7.9 mm thin aluminum alloy body with a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on the back. It is IP68 certified, i.e. the device is dust-proof and water splashes resistant. Despite the big screen, the body preserves a comfortable to handle size, perfect for one-hand usage. This design philosophy will trickle down to all future LG smartphones.
It has been already largely discussed that won’t be able to get the latest Qualcomm chipset, so indeed, it is based on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro chipset. The latter packs a 2.35GHz quad-core Kryo CPU and an Adreno 530 GPU coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. The model is powered by a 3300 mAh battery with wireless charging support and Quick Charge 3.0. On the rear packs two 13MP cameras – the secondary rear camera having a 120-degree wide-angle lens with an f/1.8 aperture and 2x optical zoom. The first packs an f/2.4 lens. They are aided by a dual LED flash, PDAF and laser autofocus. The front-facing shooter has a 100-degree wide-angle lens with an f/2.2 aperture and a 5MP sensor. The lenses of the two cameras are protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass 4. For improved audio experience there’s a Hi-Fi Quad DAC amp. The smartphone runs Android 7.1 Nougat with LG’s latest UX 6.0 and supports 4G LTE Cat. 12 networks, Bluetooth 5.0. dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou. It is equipped with a USB Type-C 3.1 port with OTG support as well as an IR blaster. NFC and VoLTE support are on board as well along with a rounded fingerprint sensor placed on the back below the cameras. The device is available in white, black and grey colors. It will be officially launched on March 10 worldwide, except for the the US, where it will arrive in the beginning of April.
Redesigned from the ground up, the LG G5 waves plastic goodbye and ditches the signature rear volume controls for a streamlined, modern metal & glass design. So, in its bid to endow the LG G5 with a metal armor without losing customers to the lack of microSD slot and removable battery, LG engineered a slide-out bottom compartment that houses a 2800 mAh battery and a microSD slot alongside it. Not just for quick battery swaps, this modular design allows other accessories, which LG calls “LG G5 Friends”, to be attached to it. For the third time in a row, the LG G5 features a Quad-HD resolution screen, but at 5.3 inches by diagonal, it is smaller than the LG G4 and G3’s 5.5-inch displays before it. LG went with an IPS-LCD display once again, and incorporates an interesting Always On feature. The LG G5 features a Quad-HD resolution screen at 5.3 inches by diagonal, which incorporates an Always On feature for quick notifications. The LG G5 runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow topped off with LG’s own UI, and is powered by the Snapdragon 820 SoC with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage.