News and rumours have spread like wildfire that LG will be switching to OLED displays for their next two big flagship smartphones, ditching the LCD panels that currently occupy the G6. Although it’s an interesting move by the company, the thing I want to know is, would it matter to you?
UPDATE: The LG G6 officially goes on sale in Malaysia on the first week of May.
The LG G6 is one of the most interesting flagships to be announced at MWC 2017. It has a large 5.7″ QuadHD+ display in a 18:9 aspect ratio which gives it a small phone feel despite having a larger phablet sized display.
If you’ve been eyeing for this device, it looks like you won’t need to wait too long before it hits the Malaysian market officially.
The LG G6 is probably the most interesting smartphone to be launched at MWC 2017. It has a wide 5.7″ Quad HD display which feels small in the hands thanks to its Full Vision display that uses a 18:9 display aspect ratio.
If you can’t wait for LG Malaysia, the G6 is finally here but with a massive price tag.
I wasn’t expecting too much from LG‘s G6. Last year’s G5 was a whole lot of hype, a whole lot of excitement and also a whole lot of disappointment. They were ambitious, but rubbish and that’s just a big shame. This year, I’m happy to report that LG has been wise. They chose to keep (and improve) the one feature I liked about the G5 and started from scratch with everything else.
But is it enough?
After a myriad of leaks and rumours, LG’s G6 was launched today in Barcelona, Spain. The company has ditched the modular design, ditched the removable battery and ditched the weird plasticky metal body of its previous flagship. So, what’s left?
There are plenty of dual-camera smartphones in the market. However, LG has been doing things differently by offering a secondary lens dedicated for wide-angle shots. This was first introduced on the LG G5, followed by the LG V20. For their upcoming LG G6 flagship, the Korean smartphone maker will continue this trend but they are stepping things up with a better setup.
The LG G6 will feature a massive 5.7″ Quad HD display on a smaller footprint. The South Korean smartphone maker is calling it a FullVision display as it occupies almost the entire front of the phone. This is made possible with an unconventional 18:9 display aspect ratio which pushes 2,880×1,440 pixels resolution.
Having additional pixels on the screen would be wasteful if existing apps can’t take full advantage of it. To address that, LG is introducing a new UX 6.0 interface which has been teased ahead of its big reveal.
With Samsung out of the running for MWC 2017, at least when it comes to smartphones, LG looks to take all the spotlight as their flagship G6 should get its unveiling at the world’s largest mobile show. But that also means the G6 takes centre stage when it comes to leaks and its latest one reveals that the new handset may come in more than one body type.
As LG looks poised to launch their upcoming flagship, the G6, at the end of next month, a new report from Forbes just dropped that sheds some light what might be disappointing for LG fans to hear: The LG G6 will allegedly not come with Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 835 processor and here’s why.