LG has launched the company’s latest flagship smartphone – LG G6 in India at a price tag of Rs. 51,990. The smartphone comes in Astro Black, Ice Platinum & Mystic White colors and the smartphone available from tomorrow, April 25th, 2017 on Amazon.in & from offline stores. As LG India is celebrating 20 years in India, they are offering Rs. 10,000 as cashback via Amazon.in. Originally, the smartphone was introduced at MWC 2017 back in February and it is the successor of last year LG G5.
The smartphone comes with a number of launch offers like who pre-order the LG G6 will get cashback of up to Rs. 7000, and it includes a Rs. 2,000 cashback for LG 6 pre-bookings, and a separate cashback of Rs. 5,000, offer lasts till May 31st, 2017. In addition to this, those who purchase the smartphone via Amazon.in, you get Rs. 10,000 cashback, the offer is only available for Tuesday, April 25th, 2017. The cashback is only for HDFC & SBI credit cardholders.
The LG Tone Active+ HBS-A100 wireless headset cost Rs. 9,990 and the company offer 50 percent when you buy it along with LG G6 smartphone, which means you get the wireless headset for only Rs. 4,995. This offer is valid until May 31st, 2017.
The LG G6 users will get additional 10GB 4G data extra on every recharge of Rs. 309, which means an additional 100GB till March 2018.
The company is also offering “EA special gifts” worth of Rs. 14,100 upon purchase of the LG G6 smartphone and the games are Cookie Jam, Temple Run 2, Simcity Buildit, Spiderman Unlimited, Genes, Gems and Crossy Road.
Display, Processor, Memory, and Operating System:
On the specifications front, the smartphone features 5.7-inch QHD+ LCD display with a resolution of 2880 x 1440 pixels at 564 PPI and the display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5 while the rear is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. LG calls the display as “Full Vision Display” as it comes with an aspect ratio of 18:9 which means it is exactly twice as it is wide and has 80.7% screen-to-body ratio. Like other LG smartphone, the LG G6 comes with “Always On” display technology. The LG G6 comes with Dolby Vision technology. The smartphone is powered by Quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor which is paired with Adreno 530 GPU & 4GB of RAM. The smartphone runs on Android 7.0 Nougat operating system with LG UX 6.0 on top of it and it has 32GB/64GB internal memory which can be expanded further up to 2TB via microSD card.
On the photography front, the smartphone has 13MP dual-rear cameras with dual-tone LED flashlight, OIS 2.0, 4K video recording and secondary rear-camera with the 125-degree lens. There is 5MP front-camera with 100-degree wide-angle lens for selfie & video-calling. There are four shots enabled by the camera which includes the Snap Shot, Match Shot, Grid Shot and Guide Shot. All these makes LG G6 camera world’s first square camera and makes it easier to post the images on social media without the need for resizing.
SIM Support, and Connectivity:
The smartphone has dual-SIM support and comes with connectivity features like 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz and 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.2 LE, GPS, NFC, USB Type-C 2.0 (3.1 compatible).
Dimensions, and Weight:
The smartphone measures 148.9×71.9×7.9mm and weighs in at 163 grams.
The smartphone packs 3300mAh battery which supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0.
LG G6 Features:
The smartphone has IP68 ratings for water and dust resistance which means the smartphone is safe and can be immersed up to 1.5 meters of water for as long as 30 minutes. In addition to this, the smartphone has also passed the MIL-STD 810G standard for durability.
The smartphone features 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC (digital to Analog converter) for enhanced audio playback, apart from this, it has Hi-Fi Audio Recorder. It is the first smartphone that features Dolby Vision technology and supports HDR 10.
The LG G6 smartphone comes with fingerprint sensor at the back and has support for Google Assistant.
The LG G6 flaunts a unibody metal design and has rounded corners with chamfered edges.
At such a price tag, the LG G6 will compete with recently launched Samsung Galaxy S8, Apple iPhone 7, Apple iPhone 7 Plus and few others.
LG G6 Image Gallery:
Press Release Quotes:
Mr. Kim-Ki-Wan, Managing Director LG Electronics India said:
“We are immensely proud to introduce our flagship smartphone, the LG G6 in India. The product has been designed in response to the feedback that we got from our consumers. We are persistent in seeking that all our products enable peoples’ lives to become easier and which will help them work smarter. With LG G6, we live up to our promise of offering breakthrough technology and distinctive features along with great aesthetics.”
Mr. Amit Gujral- Head Corporate Marketing, LG Electronics India said:
“LG G6 is a perfect example of our focus on innovation and continued investment in delivering truly compelling smartphone experience to our consumers. The LG G6 is a perfect blend of all that consumers’ desire- minimalistic design, ergonomic excellence and superb durability. We are confident that this product is the best in its league.”
Commenting on the partnership, Mr. Noor Patel, Director Category Management, Amazon India, said:
“We are delighted to be the partner of choice for one of most anticipated phone of 2017, the LG G6 and offer our customers a chance to own the exclusive access to the smartphone. Smartphones are one of the fastest growing product lines and have repeatedly been one of the top selling categories on Amazon.in. As a customer obsessed company we are constantly looking at increasing our selection and offering the best products to our customers.”
Mr. Sunil Dutt, President, Reliance Jio, said:
“LG and Jio collaboration is not just a partnership, It is a way of celebrating togetherness. It is our endeavor to ensure that under this collaboration, LG and Jio users get the best experience and best value every single day. It will unleash the best experience across 4G voice, video, high speed internet and digital services that will empower the Indians to do greater things.”
LG G6 launch offers:
- Rs. 7000 cash back (Rs. 5000+ additional Rs. 2000 cash back) for HDFC Bank and SBI Card holders.
- Rs. 10,000 cashback for HDFC Bank and SBI card holders, if you buy smartphone from Amazon.in. Valid for Tuesday 25th, April 2017 only.
- 50% off on LG Tone Active+ HBS-A100 headset worth Rs. 9,990.
- Free EA Special gifts worth Rs. 14,100 for 6 games.
- Free one-time screen replacement within 6 months of purchase.
- 10GB 4G data extra on every recharge of Rs. 309 till March 2018.
LG G6 specifications:
- Display: 5.7-inch QHD+ LCD display with a resolution of 2880 x 1440 pixels at 564 PPI
- Processor: Quad-core Snapdragon 821 processor with Adreno 530 GPU
- Memory: 4GB LPDDR4 RAM, 64GB internal memory which can be expanded further up to 2TB by using microSD
- Operating System: Android 7.0 (Nougat) with LG UX 6.0, Google Assistant
- Rear-Camera: 13MP dual rear cameras with dual-tone LED Flash, OIS 2.0, 4K video recording, 71-degree-wide angle lens, secondary rear camera with 125-degree lens
- Front-Camera: 5MP Dual- front camera with 100-degree wide-angle lens
- Fingerprint sensor Yes
- Water, dust resistant (IP68): Yes
- Audio/Video: 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC, Dolby Vision
- Dimensions: 148.9 x 71.9 x 7.9mm
- Weight: 163g
- Connectivity: 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz and 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.2 LE, GPS, NFC, USB Type-C 2.0 (3.1 compatible)
- Battery: 3300mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0