LG Electronics launched their latest offering, the G6 flagship smartphone in South Africa on Tuesday, 4 April. Designed in response to consumer feedback and user opinions, most notably a big screen that actually fits in one hand, the LG G6 comes with a 5.7-inch QHD, 2,880 x 1,440 resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio.
The LG G6 features a minimalist design that’s sleek all-round and is sculpted from aluminum and glass. The metal frame that wraps around the perimeter of the phone imparts solidity in style with a soft matte finish and the back is flat, with no camera bump to avoid or protect.
The LG G6 is the first smartphone to feature Dolby Vision technology. The smartphone also supports HDR 10, both of which are standards for High Dynamic Range (HDR), the picture quality technology which allows for a wider range of color and luminosity, wherein both the darkest and the brightest areas are more vivid, revealing greater detail for a truly immersive viewing experience.
The IP68 water and dust resistance makes it safe to be immersed in up to 1.5 meters of water for as long as 30 minutes. A first in an LG smartphone, the G6 uses a proprietary technology that dissipates heat via an internal heat pipe which will prevent the phone from over heating. The LG G6 also has Google Assistant built-in.
The G6 comes with a Game Collection promotion for buyers, the in-game content is worth a retail value of up to US$200 for six games namely Temple Run 2, Spider-Man Unlimited, Crossy Road, SimCity Build It, Cookie Jam and Genies & Gems available for free on Google Play. South Africans can expect to buy the G6 from Friday, 7 April at a recommended retail price R14,629.