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?
LG’s V10 was a fairly interesting device as it was a G4 on steroids, with one or two added features like the secondary ticker display and two selfie cameras. It was definitely a head turner of a device, but unfortunately, it never got an official launch in Malaysia.
Now, though, LG has officially revealed that there will be a sequel to the V10 and it will be one of the first devices running Android Nougat.
UPDATE: The Nexus 5X is now available in Malaysia.
If the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge doesn’t tickle you fancy, you probably might want to consider this Korean star instead. Announced on the same day at MWC 2016, the LG G5 is another worthy flagship and you can get it here in Malaysia thanks to parallel importer DirectD. If RM3,099 is too much to pay for a smartphone, you’ll be happy to know that the G5 is slightly affordable at RM2,999.
If you’ve been waiting for a different kind of flagship, LG Malaysia has finally announced the arrival of its LG G4. For our Malaysian market, it is priced at RM2,499 that comes with a genuine leather back and it will be available for purchase starting 4th July. In addition, they are throwing a free genuine leather quick case plus a battery charging kit that comes with a spare battery worth RM580 for a limited time only. As spotted earlier in SIRIM, the LG G4 will be distributed by Zitron Enterprise.
The LG G4 has finally been spotted in SIRIM’s database, possibly heralding the device’s official arrival in the Malaysian market.
Before this, the only way for people to get the device was through gray importers and other unofficial channels, which means consumers could be paying more for smartphones that don’t carry official warranties. That said, could it be possible that LG is gearing up for a local launch?