LG G6 is launching in India today: 5 reasons why you should keep an eye on this phone

first_imgThe LG G6, which is the flagship Android phone from the Korean company, is launching in India today. The launch comes days after Samsung, which also happens to be a Korean company and an arch-rival to LG, launched the Galaxy S8 in India. In the past the clash between the top phones of these two companies was always won by Samsung. The Galaxy S series phone has always been fairly fabulous. The Galaxy S8 continues the tradition. But this time something is different for the top G series phone from LG. The G6 looks like a phone that can bring LG back into the game. Even in India.The reason why the G6 seems so good is easy to notice. It is a phone that focuses on the basics. And in the process, promises consumers an experience that could be really polished. India Today Tech will have a better look at the G6 in the coming days. But for now, here are 5 reasons why you should keep an eye on it.Bigger than the sum of its partsThis year there seems to be a trend towards making flagship phones that are more than the sum of their parts. The idea is that hardware matters but it matters less than the overall experience. This is the same approach that Apple has used year after year, and up to an extent has been used by OnePlus. This year many more follow. But the best example of a phone that is bigger than what its hardware hints at seems to be the LG G6. It is powered by last year’s Snapdragon processor, has 4GB RAM and 32GB internal storage. But by spending its budget on features and parts that matter — such as the screen, camera, design etc, it seems LG is the right path.advertisementAlso Read: LG G6 pre-bookings open in India ahead of today’s launchSo far the reviews of the phone have been positive, its performance has been praised. It has been optimised well, or at least that is the impression.Dual camera with wide-angle lensUnlike the Galaxy S8, which comes with single lens camera — although it is a wonderful camera — the LG G6 comes with dual camera. Both of its cameras click 13-megapixel images but one of them has a wide 125-degree lens, which helps click wider photos. The result is that the camera in the G6, if its performance matches the claims made by LG, can be a really good shooter for those who love to click landscape images or close up photos with a different perspective.Waterproof metal and glass designLast year the LG G5 tried the modular design approach. Although innovative, that didn’t work out because it had usability issues. This is for LG it is back to basics. And how. The G6 uses a metal and glass design that makes it look fabulous. But best of all, it has incredibly thin bezels, which means it comes packed with a large 5.7-inch screen and is yet significantly smaller than the phones like the Google Pixel and the iPhone 7 Plus, which have a smaller screen. The G6 also sports a rugged body, complete with waterproof feature. LG says, “The G6 (has) passed 14 different military-standard 810G tests, so you can always take it the extra mile.” Sounds nice, although over here at the India Today Tech we will figure out how it all works out in the real world.Sets a trend with the screenDo you recall that Samsung Galaxy S8 infinity display with incredible curves and thin bezels? Well, the G6 doesn’t have those curves. But it can claim to kick-start a trend towards 18:9 aspect ratio screens. This is the same aspect ratio screen that Samsung Galaxy S8 also uses. What this aspect ratio does is that it allows a phone company to put in a big screen in a small phone. It also ensures that the phone, despite its big screen, is easy to hold and use. The LG6 comes with a 5.7-inch display — LG calls it FullVision Display — with 2880 x 1440 pixels resolution. It is also the first phone to come with the 18:9 display, with the Galaxy S8 being second.Also Read: This is how much the LG G6 will cost in IndiaPossible LG G6 price in IndiaAlthough there is nothing official about the LG G6 price in India, retailers are jumping the gun on it. Mahesh Telecom, a Mumbai-based retailer, who has been pretty accurate in his pre-announcement leaks, says that the G6 will cost Rs 51,990. But in addition to this, there is also a Rs 7,000 cashback on select cards, so effectively for many the price could be as low as Rs 45,000. For a flagship phone, that would be an impressive price, and definitely cheaper than the Galaxy S8, although for most consumers that may not matter.advertisementlast_img read more