LG has unveiled its G6 smartphone, with almost all the details matching those leaked before its unveiling.
The standout feature of the LG G6 is the 5.7in 18:9 QHD+ FullVision display. Thanks to the screen's near bezel-less design, LG boasts that the smartphone offers the footprint of a 5.2in-screened device, and claims that unlike other phablet devices, it fits comfortably in one hand.
This display, which is HDR10 and Dolby Vision HDR capable, comes wrapped in a metal and glass casing, with LG ditching the plastic-esque 'microdised' metal casing found on the LG G5, along with the modular design seen on last year's smartphone. It has IP68 water and dust resistance, though, similar to that seen on the Galaxy S7.
Under the hood sits a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor, adding fuel to the rumours that Samsung has "first dibs" on the newer 10nm Snapdragon 835 until after the launch of the Galaxy S8. This 14nm SoC comes paired with 4GB RAM and either 32GB or 64GB storage, with the handset supporting microSD cards up to, theoretically, 2TB.
A non-removable 3,300mAh battery is also housed underneath the aluminium chassis, and this comes with support for Quick Charge 3.0 support delivered through the USB-C port.
The LG G6 comes running Android 7.0 Nougat, and is among the first smartphones to come with Google's AI Assistant baked right in. Unveiled at Google I/O last year, Assistant claims to be more intelligent that Apple's Siri, with Google promising "ambient" ongoing dialogue between you and the AI which contextualises what you've already said to make it easier to use natural language.
Like the G5 before it, the LG G6 sports a dual camera setup, comprising of a regular and a wide angle lens. This time, however, it sports two identical 13MP sensors, as opposed to the 8MP/16MP combo found on last year's model. The G6 also sports a 5MP camera on the front with a 100-degree wide angle lens.
The LG G6 also features a built-in fingerprint sensor, Bluetooth 4.2 support, LTE-A, and NFC. It'll be available in black, platinum and white models at launch.
LG hasn't yet announced when then G6 will arrive on shelves, nor how much it'll set you back. However, EE, Vodafone and Carphone Warehouse have confirmed they will be offering the handset when it arrives in the UK.
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