LG Electronics is well-known as a leading innovator and trendsetter in the global mobile communications industry and is now showing that it can listen to feedback from its customers to make improvements to the design of its mobile devices. LG Electronics (LG) has unveiled its latest offering in the world of Android phones, the LG G6 smartphone, which features a bold new display format complimented by a cinematic-like viewing experience, exceptional screen to body ratio, wide angle camera and more. Designed in response to consumer feedback and user opinions, the G6 is a back-to-basics approach to premium smartphones, with a focus on the features consumers want, most notably a big screen that actually fits in one hand. AT&T and Verizon have both announced that they will work with the LG G6 Smartphone.
The Big Screen That Actually Fits in Your Hand
The G6 comes with a 5.7-inch QHD+ (2,880 x 1,440 resolution) FullVision display. For the first time ever in a smartphone, the G6 includes an 18:9 screen aspect ratio. Compared to conventional 16:9 aspect ratio displays, the 18:9 format offers more viewing space and a more immersive experience when streaming videos and playing games. In a G6 Game Collection promotion for G6 buyers, the smartphone comes with in-game content with a retail value of up to a total of US$200 for six games on Google Play: Temple Run 2, Spider-Man Unlimited, Crossy Road, SimCity BuildIt, Cookie Jam and Genies & Gems. The games take full advantage of the G6’s immersive FullVision display and single-handed ease of use.
More to See, Less to Hold
Even with the large screen featured on the G6, the smartphone is easy to hold. Unlike other phones with a similar screen size, the G6 fits comfortably in one hand, giving you a big screen experience without the inconvenience of a big phone. In fact, ergonomics research teams led by Dr. Andris Freivalds at Pennsylvania State University and Dr. Ji Yong-gu at Yonsei University tested the G6 for stability when holding the phone, comfort in various postures and actions, as well as muscle fatigue when using the smartphone for long periods. The G6 received the highest marks in all test categories.
Attractive and Mostly Screen
Sculpted from aluminum and glass, which comes in black and platinum, the G6 features a minimalist design that’s sleek all-round and perfectly smooth to the touch. The metal frame that wraps around the perimeter of the phone imparts solidity in style with a soft matte finish and the back is perfectly flat, with no camera bump to avoid or protect. The upper bezel was minimized by rearranging the camera, sensor and speaker in a row on the front upper side to enable narrower bezels. The rounded corners of both the body and display not only unify the design but also disperse the impact if the phone is dropped.
Transform Your Mobile Viewing Experience with Dolby Vision
The G6 is the first smartphone to feature Dolby Vision technology and also supports HDR 10, both of which are standards for High Dynamic Range (HDR). This picture quality technology allows for a wider range of color and luminosity in a variety of lighting environments, including dim light, to capture more vivid detail.
With the 18:9 QHD+ display, the G6 produces a cinematic-like viewing experience for streaming content from Netflix, Amazon and more video streaming services that create HDR content. That’s why LG decided to support two HDR standards for viewers to have access to as much content as possible.
Get More In, Leave Nothing Out
The G6 simplifies the process of getting members of a large group into one group shot by enabling users to choose between standard and wide angle settings. With dual 13MP rear cameras, including a 125-degree lens on the wide angle, the G6 captures panoramic shots that regular phone cameras can’t. The G6 can create seamless transitions when zooming in and out between the wide-angle and standard camera lenses during 4K video capture. The G6 also comes with an expanded 100-degree field of view with its 5MP front camera, which means users can take selfies without the need for a selfie stick. The wide angle camera reduces edge distortion, which makes for more natural images.
Square Up and Share
To view recent pictures, users can view photos in one window via film mode with no need to open their gallery. The G6 provide a Square Camera function which divides the 18:9 ratio display into two identical squares and also take perfectly square photos in 1:1 ratio for Instagram and other social media apps. Regardless of ratio selected (18:9, 16:9, 4:3, 1:1), users can take pictures in one window and check, edit and upload pictures in another window immediately after shooting. Users can also create GIFs by combining up to 100 photos from the gallery.
Built for the Unexpected
The G6 can go just about anywhere without worry thanks to its IP68 water and dust resistance. The smartphone can be immersed in up to 1.5 meters of water for as long as 30 minutes. Consumers can worry less about accidental drops and other rough environments during everyday use because the G6 has been designed and built to be dependable even when the going gets rough.
The G6 meets international testing standards and has also endured further tests for high temperatures and nail penetration during the design process. This is the first LG smartphone to make use of a proprietary technology that dissipates heat via an internal heat pipe. To further disperse heat inside the unit, LG engineers positioned the components most prone to overheating as far from each other as possible.
A Helping Voice with the Google Assistant
The G6 comes with built-in Google Assistant, the result of LG’s willingness to work closely with Google to make sure the Google Assistant experience provides a frustration-free experience for users right out of the box. It works seamlessly and intuitively with LG apps, empowering users to get fast answers, manage everyday tasks, enjoy the best music and videos and search the G6 more quickly and efficiently than ever. With integrated artificial intelligence, the more Google Assistant is used, the more personalized it becomes as it learns about the preferences of the user.
“The LG G6 offers users new visual and manual experiences, as it marries an expanded screen with the convenience of one-handed use,” said Juno Cho, president of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “LG will continue to lead smartphone innovation with a focus on convenience and reliability in order to exceed consumer expectations.”
Key Specifications: *
- Chipset: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 821 Processor
- Display: 5.7-inch 18:9 QHD+ FullVision Display (2880 x 1440 / 564ppi)
- Front 5MP Wide (F2.2 / 100°)
- Rear Dual: 13MP Wide (F2.4 / 125°) / 13MP Standard OIS 2.0 (F1.8 / 71°)
- Battery: 3,300mAh (embedded)
- Operating System: Android 7.0 Nougat
- Size: 148.9 x 71.9 x 7.9mm
- Weight: 163g
- Network: LTE-A 3 Band CA
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac / Bluetooth 4.2 BLE / NFC /
- USB Type-C 2.0 (3.1 compatible)
- Colors: Black / Platinum
- Other: Water and Dust Resistant / Fingerprint Sensor / UX 6.0 / Dolby Vision™ / HDR10 / Qualcomm Quick Charge™ 3.0
*Specifications may vary depending on the particular market.