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LG G6 is LG’s latest flagship smartphone announced at the Mobile World Congress in 2017. It is a successor to the LG G5, but drops its most talked about modular design. LG G6 offers a 5.7-inch display with a new 18:9 aspect ratio.

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LG G6 Key Specs & Features

  • 5.7-inch IPS Display, 1440 x 2880 pixels (564ppi)
  • Always-on Display with Dolby Vision and HDR10
  • Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 CPU with 4GB RAM
  • Android 7.0 (Nougat), LG UX 6.0 UI
  • 32GB or 64GB Storage with support for memory card up to 256GB
  • Dual 13MP Rear Camera and 5MP Front Camera
  • 4G LTE (up to 600 Mbps download)
  • Fingerprint Sensor (Rear)
  • 3300 mAh Battery with Fast Charging

LG G6

The Design

The G5 made a lot of buzz with its modular design, however the phone lost the battle with other flagships like the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the iPhone 7. This is probably why LG is scrapping the modular design for a more traditional and successful block design in the LG G6.

LG G6 features a glass and metal design with glass covering for the front and back. While the front is covered with Corning Gorilla Glass 3, the rear is covered with Corning Gorilla Glass 5.

Unlike phones like the iPhone 7, the LG G6 has 3.5mm audio jack. The phone despite having a bigger screen features a more compact design than the G5. This is in part as a result of the slimmer bezels of the LG G6 and its new aspect ratio.

The Display and Camera

LG G6 has a 5.7-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1440 x 2880 pixels. The Always-on display comes with a brand new 18:9 aspect ratio, which should offer a better viewing experience. The new aspect ratio also allows for a bigger screen in a smaller package.

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LG G6 offers an improved camera. The phone has a dual-camera setup with two 13 megapixel cameras on the back. The setup consist of a wide-angle 13 megapixels camera and another 13 megapixels camera with Optical Image Stabilisation.

The rear camera also supports autofocus, laser autofocus, LED flash, HDR, and Face Detection. You can also record up to 2160p 4K videos on the rear camera. LG G6 offers a 5 megapixels front facing camera for taking selfies and making voice calls.

Hardware and Software

LG G6 is powered by the Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 821 chipset with 4GB RAM. The chipset offers two dual-core Kryo processors clocked at 2.35GHz and 1.6GHz respectively. LG G6 runs on Android 7.0 (Nougat) with LG’s latest UI built (LG UX 6.0) to take advantage of the new 18:9 aspect ratio.

LG G6 offers 32GB or 64GB of internal storage and supports up to 256GB memory card. The Android phone is available in single and dual-SIM variants with the single SIM model offering a dedicated slot for the memory card and the dual-SIM models with a hybrid SIM slot that also doubles as a memory card slot.

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LG G6 supports USB Type C port (with USB 3.1), NFC, Bluetooth 4.2, and dual-band Wi-Fi. The smarphone sports a 3300 mAh non-removable battery with fast charging. You may also get wireless charging depending on your country.

LG G6 offers 4G LTE with download speeds of up to 600 Mbps. The smartphone is expected to support LTE on MTN, Etisalat, NTel, Smile, and InterC.

Pricing and availability

LG G6 is expected to launch in South Korea on March 5 and the United States and Europe shortly after. We currently have no data on pricing and availability for Nigeria, Ghana, or Kenya. When available, LG G6 Price in Nigeria is expected to range from 180,000 Naira to 200,000 Naira depending on your location in the country.

LG G6 Specs

Here are a few specs of the LG G6:

General Features

  • Platform: Android 7.0 (Nougat), LG UX 6.0 UI
  • Processor: Quad-core Processor: 2.35GHz dual-core and 1.6GHz dual-core (Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 821)
  • GPU: Adreno 530
  • Memory: 4GB RAM
  • Colours: Silver, White, Black
  • Dimension: 148.9 x 71.9 x 7.9 mm
  • Weight: 163 g
  • SIM Type: Nano-SIM
  • SIM Count: Single SIM or Dual-SIM

Display

  • Display: 5.7-inch IPS Display, 1440 x 2880 pixels (564ppi), Dolby Vision, HDR10
  • Screen Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 3

Camera

  • Rear Camera: Dual 13 MP Camera, 2160p ultra HD 4K Video
  • Rear Camera Features: LED Flash, HDR, OIS, Laser Autofocus, Geo-tagging, Face Detection, Panorama
  • Front Camera: 5 MP Camera, 1080p HD Video

Storage

  • Built-in Storage: 32GB or 64GB
  • Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 256GB Storage
  • Bundled Cloud Storage:

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900MHz
  • 2G CDMA 1X: No
  • 3G WCDMA: 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100MHz
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: No
  • 4G LTE: Yes, LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800)

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes, up to 48kbps
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes, up to 21Mbps
  • HSPA+: Yes, up to 42Mbps
  • CDMA EVDO: No
  • 4G LTE: Yes, up to 600Mbps
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Dual-Band, Wi-Fi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.2 with A2DP, LE
  • NFC: Yes
  • Infrared Blaster: No
  • USB Port: Yes, USB Type C (USB 3.1)

Messaging

  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol: IMAP4, POP3, SMTP

Entertainment

  • Music Player: Yes, mp3, WAV, FLAC, eACC+
  • Video Player: Yes, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, XviD
  • FM Radio: Yes (with RDS)
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes

Navigation

  • Navigation: Yes, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS
  • Maps: Yes, Google Maps

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: Yes
  • Pedometer:
  • Heart Rate Monitor: No
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (Rear)
  • Iris Scanner: No
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes (Google Asist)
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: Yes
  • Voice Control: Yes

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes (with dedicated mic)
  • Built-in Mobile Payment:
  • Wireless Charging: Yes (Some models)
  • Water Resistant: Yes (IP68 certified, up to 30 minutes in up to 1 metre of water)
  • Dust Resistant: Yes (IP68 certified)
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: No (download at store)

Battery

  • Battery: 3300 mAh Li-ion Battery (non-removable)
  • Talktime:
  • Standby Time:
  • Fast Charging: Yes (QuickCharge 3.0), charge to up to 50% in 30 minutes
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Paschal Okafor
Paschal Okafor
Paschal Okafor is the founder of NaijaTechGuide. A Graduate of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Paschal is passionate about Technology and since 2006 has written over 4000 articles covering Mobile Devices, Consumer Electronics, Digital Marketing, Mobile Apps, and Online Services. Over the past 16 years, he has managed to turn a blog that started life on a Google Blogger subdomain into the Largest Technology Blog in Nigeria and quite possibly the largest in Africa. Paschal has been Building, Analyzing, and Maintaining Websites for over 17 years and also shares his wealth of knowledge and experience about building and managing websites on NaijaTechGuide.

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