LG has launched a plus variant of the G6 in home turf Korea, but, contrary to how most plus and regular models operate, LG’s take is a little more off the circuit. The G6+, as LG calls it, is simply the G6 with 128GB of internal storage. The G6+, in addition, also gets wireless charging (that was exclusive to the US market till now) and quad-DAC support (that was available everywhere but in the US till now). Ideally, the G6+ is what the G6 should have been in the first place.
LG has also launched a 32 gig memory variant of the G6 with identical specs as the original G6, again in Korea, for now. To recall, Amit Gujral who is head corporate marketing, LG Electronics India had confirmed to India Today Tech, in May, that LG was silently working on an affordable G6 variant that the company will launch in India in 8-10 weeks time frame.
“Very soon India will see a variant of the G6 at a much more affordable price,” Gujral had said. “We have always brought marquee features in our flagships and we have gone ahead, made much more efforts by our R&D to bring those features into slightly lower mid-end segment.
“Although the 32GB memory version of the G6 is expected to cost less than the original 64GB memory version, the affordable G6 varaint that Gujral spoke about could be a different phone altogether. We do not know for sure, for now.
The LG G6 was launched in India at a price of Rs 51,990. It has since received a price cut so much so that it can now be purchased at as little as Rs 40,000. The phone comes with an unusual 18:9 Full Vision display — instead of a regular 16:9 — and a wide-angle 13-megapixel dual rear camera system. The LG G6 is also notably the world’s first smartphone to support Dolby Vision (and HDR 10) for enhanced videos, a feature which was until now limited to high-end TVs.
The 5.7-inch QHD+ 18:9 Full Vision display of the G6 boasts of a 2,880×1,400 pixel resolution which when combined with LG’s Android Nougat-based UX 6.0 software allows users to run apps in two perfectly square windows side by side.
On the inside, the phone is powered by a 2.35GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor clubbed with Adreno 530 GPU and 4GB of RAM. It comes with 64GB of internal memory which is further expandable via a micro-SD card slot. It is further backed by a 3,300mAh battery with support for fast charging. The G6 India model, in addition, also includes a Hi-Fi quad-DAC for enhanced audio.
The LG G6+ and the G6 32GB versions carry forward all these specs (save storage and wireless charging in the G6+) leading us to believe there might just be one more ‘mini’ version of the G6 coming in the days to come.
Erstwhile the G6+ will be available additionally in new Optical Astro Black, Optical Terra Gold, and Optical Marine Blue; and non-optical Terra Gold and non-optical Marine Blue colour options respectively.