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LG G6 pre-bookings open now ahead of Monday launch, to be priced around Rs 53,000

Korean electronics giant LG has opened its pre-order of its new flagship smartphone LG G6 ahead of its Monday launch.

tech Updated: Apr 21, 2017 14:25 IST
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Korean electronics giant LG has opened its pre-order of its new flagship smartphone LG G6 ahead of its Monday launch.
Korean electronics giant LG has opened its pre-order of its new flagship smartphone LG G6 ahead of its Monday launch.(LG)

LG has opened up pre-orders of its LG G6 flagship smartphones that was showcased at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this year.

LG is currently offering a cashback up to Rs 7,000 as a part of the pre-booking offer along with a 50 percent discount deal on the LG Tone Active+ HBS-A100 wireless headset.

The Rs 7,000 cashback is only valid till May 1, and includes a Rs. 2,000 cashback for pre-booking, and a separate cashback of Rs 5,000 that is valid till May 31. Both cashbacks are only for SBI and HDFC Bank card holders. The discount on the LG headset is also valid till May 31. You can pre-book through the LG website and via offline retailers.

LG G6 specifications
  • Display: 5.7-inch FullVision display in a 5.2-inch body
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 32/64GB expandable upto 2TB
  • Rear camera: Dual rear camera setup with 13-megapixel wide-angle and standard lenses
  • Front camera: 5-megapixel wide-angle lens
  • Operating system: Android 7.0 Nougat
  • Battery: 3,300 mAh
  • Connectivity: WiFi, NFC and Bluetooth
  • Audio: Dolby Vision supported 32-bit Hi-Fi audio DAC
  • Colours: Ice Platinum, Mystic White and Astro Black
  • Price: Rs 53,000 (expected)

However, the price of the LG G6 has not been announced in India and is expected to be around Rs 53,000 and Rs 54,000.

Interestingly, LG is also giving away “EA special gifts” for 6 mobile games including Cookie Jam, Temple Run 2, and Spider-Man Unlimited among others.

In terms of specifications, the LG G6 smartphone, which runs on Android 7.0 Nougat, features a 5.7-inch QHD+ (1440x2880 pixels) FullVision display with an 18:9 (or 2:1) aspect ratio instead of industry standard (16:9). The phone was launched with the new UX 6.0 that company said has been optimised for the 18:9 aspect ratio.

LG G6 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 SoC coupled with 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM. The LG G6 was launched in two storage variants - 32GB and 64GB. The storage on the LG G6 is expandable via microSD card (up to 2TB).

The picture shows the three colours of the recently launched LG G6 flagship smartphones (LG)

In terms of optics, the new LG flagship smartphone comes with a dual-camera setup at rear end with two 13-megapixel sensors - one for wide-angle shots with 125-degree lens and f/2.4 aperture, and the other for regular shots with 71-degree lens and OIS 2.0. At front, the G6 features a 5-megapixel wide-angle lens with f/2.2 aperture and 100-degree lens.

The LG G6 houses a non-removable 3300mAh battery.Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v4.2, NFC, and USB Type-C 2.0 connectivity options. The new LG G6 will be available in Astro Black, Ice Platinum, and Mystic White colour options.

Other notable features on the LG G6 includes a Dolby Vision supported 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC (digital to analogue converter) for enhanced audio playback. The phone packs a fingerprint scanner at the back as well. Another distinction is that it has passed the MIL-STD 810G military standard certification for durability.