MWC 2017: LG G6

With the very notable exception of their Nexus phones (and possibly their Android Wear smartwatches) it seems to me that LG has always stood in the shadow of that other South Korean OEM, Samsung. It doesn’t help that LG sells their devices exclusively through carriers, at least here in Canada.

Anyway, here’s the latest in LG’s ‘G’ series, the G6. It improves upon the G5’s dual-camera setup by giving both sensors the same 13 megapixel resolution. Its screen is a “FullVision” display—a QHD+ (2,880 x 1,440 resolution) panel at an unusual 18:9 aspect ratio. Despite the screen’s imposing 5.7-inch size LG says the G6 can be held comfortably in one hand, thanks to its small bezels.

Gone from this year’s model is a removable battery, along with any trace of the G5’s other modular “friends”. Here are the specifications for the G6:

BASIC SPECIFICATIONS
OPERATING SYSTEM Android 7.0 (Nougat)
PROCESSOR Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 Processor with X12 LTE
FREQUENCY GSM, HSPA, LTE
BATTERY 3,300 mAh Non-Removable
FAST CHARGING Quick Charge 3.0
WATER, DUST RESISTANT IP68

MEMORY
INTERNAL 32 GB
EXTERNAL up to 2 TB (memory cards sold separately)
RAM 4 GB

DISPLAY
TYPE Quad HD+ FullVision Display
SIZE 5.7″
RESOLUTION 2880 x 1440 (QHD+)

AUDIO/VIDEO
REAR CAMERA 13MP Normal Angle 71˚ with f/1.8, OIS 2.0 and Laser Auto Focus
13MP Wide Angle 125˚ with f/2.4
FRONT CAMERA 5MP Wide Angle 100˚
VIDEO CODEC H.263, H.264, MP4, VP8, VP9, VC1, DivX, XviD, MJPEG, THEORA, HEVC
VIDEO CAPTURE AND PLAYBACK Ultra HD (3840 x 2160)
AUDIO CODEC AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, FLAC, MP3, MIDI, OGG, PCM, ADPCM, WMA, AC3/EC3, OPUS (MKV)
AUDIO RECORD HD Audio Recorder 24bit / 192KHz FLAC Hi-Fi Record with high AOP Mic Up to 132dB
AUDIO PLAYBACK 1.2W Speaker

DATA CONNECTIVITY
Bluetooth 4.2 BLE
USB 2.0 Type C
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (Dual Band)
A-GPS, Glonass
NFC

Those sure are a lot of codecs…!

Product Page: LGH873 (LG Canada)