LG had launched its flagship G6 handset in other markets, with pre-orders commencing a month earlier in the EU market. The company had started shipping handsets out as well to cover these orders earlier during the month. Now it seems there is a pre-registration page up on LG India for people interested in picking up the phone. There has been no announcement of when the phone will be available for purchase though or what its price would be.
Unlike pre-ordering in pre-registration one simply signs up to express their interest in the product. Hence there is no deposit or lock-in fee to confirm your registration. The LG G6 was revealed by the South Korean electronics giant during Mobile World Congress 2017 in February. LG opted for Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 821 SoC instead of the newest 835 in a bid to outpace rival Samsung which has been coupled with 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB or 64 GB storage variants expandable via microSD card (up-to 2 TB). The 5.7-inch quad-HD+ (1440 x2880) FullVision display is one of its kind with an 18:9 (2:1) aspect ratio compared to the industry standard widescreen (16:9) aspect ration displays on other smartphones. LG launched the G6 with a new UX6.0 that they say has been optimised for the 18:9 aspect ratio. Another interesting aspect of the display is its curved corners.
On the camera front, LG has equipped the G6 with a dual-camera set-up at the back with twin 13-megapixel sensors. One with a 125° wide-angle lens and f/2.4 aperture and the other with a 71° regular capture lens both stabilised with OIS 2.0. Up front the selfie snapper is a 5-megapixel sensor with a 100° wide-angle lens and f/2.2 aperture. To power all this hardware the company has equipped the smartphone with a non-removable 3300mAh Li-Po battery. Under LG’s UX 6.0 skin is Android’s latest flavour, v.7.0, Nougat.
For wireless connectivity the LG G6 supports 4G LTE networks, WiFi 802.11 up-to standard ac (2.4GHz and 5.0GHz dual-band), Bluetooth v.4.2 and NFC. For hardware inter-connectivity and recharging the battery the G6 comes with a USB Type-C connector and a 3.5mm audio jack. Apart from this, the smartphone features a 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC (digital to analogue converter) for enhanced audio playback and is IP 68 certified for dust and water resistance. Due to the 18:9 display aspect ration LG claims the G6 to be “first smartphone which supports Dolby Vision” at the time of its launch.
Even after having a months headstart LG India has taken its own time to introduce the pre-registration page and it might have been a knee-jerk reaction to Samsung announcing the Galaxy S8 launch event for India.
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