Monday, April 24, 2017

LG G6: Technical Specs and Price

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LG has officially lifted the curtain on the G6 at the Mobile Word Congress 2017, the new top range smartphone that has the daunting task of reviving the fortunes of the mobile division of the company. After weeks of speculation from disparate sources, the new flagship smartphone from the Korean company has no more secrets. The goal is to rescue the results obtained from the G5, in part, that helped create huge losses in the mobile division, amounting to 223.98 million euros in just Q4 2016.

Build and design

The first new element is represented by the constructive part. LG has indeed abandoned the modular design that despite the innovative nature, has never fully convinced on the G5, especially in relation to the Friends of features and accessories to some assembly problems (often the external module, once applied, appeared misaligned with the body).

The G6 can therefore count on a unibody aluminum body , a feature that finally allows LG to align with the top range of key competitors. The shell is broken only on the side frame from some polycarbonate bands that hide the various antennas for connectivity. It disappears the option to remove the battery , this feature from the G3 time.

The choice of a unibody made it possible to insert the IP68 certification . It is possible to immerse the G6 up to 1.5 meters in depth, for a maximum of 30 minutes. No problem, of course, for use in the rain.

The great work in terms of construction, however, has focused on the optimization of the frames. The Korean company thus chooses to tag along behind the trend inaugurated by me Mix Xiaomi at the end of 2016, namely that of borderless display.

Display

The G6 can count on a 5.7-inch screen as well (against 5.3 for G5), though set in the general dimensions similar to those predecessor.

The selection unit is an LCD IPS panel characterized by a new resolution of 1440 x 2880 pixels, with 565 PPI. The aspect ratio is 18:9, then G6 is slightly more elongated than one normally sees on smartphones (in large part with aspect ratio 16:9).

To enhance the visual experience we think the technologies Dolby Vision and HDR 10, borrowed from LG's division that deals with the production of television sets. An alliance already seen, for example, between smartphones Xperia and Sony Bravia TV.

Finally, the words Full Vision refers to the ratio between the size of the body of the smartphone, and those of the display, which occupies 80% of the front surface. This also always-on mode, which displays the relevant information (such as time, date, battery percentage and notifications) without turning on the screen.

Hardware

The heart of the G6 button is the Snapdragon 821 SoC, characterized by two core Kryo to 2.15 GHz coupled to two core Kryo at 1.6 GHz. This is the high-end processor that Qualcomm has dominated among the top range of the second part of 2016. LG therefore opts for a conservative choice, evidently dictated by the monopolization of the Snapdragon 835 for the first few weeks of marketing the Galaxy S8.

The 821 still has shown excellent performance in recent months, although it might be a flaw in purely marketing perspective. It is aided by an Adreno 530 GPU, and in G6, 4GB of RAM. A hardware platform necessary to support wasteful display and which should guarantee high-level performance. Aspects that are still within the depth review.

Camera

Great attention to the photographic industry. On the back LG placing a module consists of two sensors: the first with a resolution of 13mp and optics from 71 °, characterized by focal aperture f/1.8; the second with a resolution of 13 to 125 ° MP and optical, f/1.8. The operation is the same as the G5 (with one of the two optical wide-angle), and the module works in tandem with an optical image stabilizer on three axes and a Flash LED Dual-Tone. Possibility of video recording up to 4K resolution at 30fps.

Memory and Battery

LG has chosen two possibilities regarding the memory storage, or 32 GB or 64, in both cases expandable via microSD . The battery 3300 mAh does not a miracle, considering the 5.7-inch diagonal display. Wanting to make a comparison, the Xiaomi Mi Note 2, with the same diagonal, can count on 4,070 mAh. An inevitable price to pay in relation to the reduction of the frames (and thus the overall dimensions).

Even in this case, it is necessary to determine these data on the field. A company like Apple has taught as the amount of milliamperes is not everything. So it is not excluded that the G6 may have great autonomy. To underline the presence of the rapid charge, with the ability to reach 50% in just 30 minutes.

Software

The system is powered by Android 7.1 custom Nougat with proprietary UX 6.0 interface, based on three key aspects, namely web browsing, viewing multimedia content and managing applications in multitasking. Everything has been designed to take advantage of the large display of 5.7 inches and, most importantly, the particular aspect ratio in 18: 9.

Price

LG G6 will be available in three colors: Platinum Ice, White and Mystic Astro Black. The two versions from 32 or 64GB of internal memory, will of course be positioned in different price list (not yet communicated officially, as well as the date of availability on the market).

LG therefore puts all his hopes in the G6. During the presentation the Korean company showed the results of a thorough market survey related to the user's preferences in the smartphone market, as well as the security system developed has been shown to prevent similar cases in the Galaxy Note 7.

The device was sewn on to these reports, and the hope is to be able to recover market share in 2017. That is why the G6 could be the top range of the ransom.

Technical Specifications

Display: 5.7-inch IPS LCD 1440 X 2880, 565 PPI, 18:9
SoC: Snapdragon 821 Quad-Core (2.15 GHz Dual-Core Kryo Kryo + Dual-Core 1.6 GHz)
GPU: Adreno 530
RAM: 4GB
Internal Memory: 32/64GB UFS 2.1 expandable via Micro-SD
Rear camera: 13mp with a viewing angle of 75 ° f/1.8 + 13mp with a viewing angle of 125 ° f/1.8 OIS (3 axes), Flash LED Dual-Tone
Front Camera: 5MP with viewing angle of 100 °
Certifications: IP68
Battery: 3,300 mAh with Quick Charge
OS: Android 7.1 Nougat with UX 6.0
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