Soon after announcing the “Q8” in the Italian market, South Korean electronics giant LG on Wednesday officially launched a new mid-range smartphone from its fresh “Q” smartphone series, called the “LG Q6” in the Indian tech market. Priced at Rs. 14,990, the new LG Q6 is now already made available for purchase in India exclusively via e-commerce website Amazon India in Astro Black, Ice Platinum and Terra Gold colour options. The main highlight of the new LG Q6 is its wonderful FullVision display with 18:9 aspect ratio as we have seen on the company’s flagship LG G6. Instead of a fingerprint recognition button, the LG Q6 features LG’s proprietary “Face Recognition” technology to make the device secure.
If you don’t remember, the South Korean company launched their mid-range LG Q6 smartphone in the month of July this year at an event in Poland along with company’s another two mid-range devices, LG Q6+ and LG Q6a. At the time of launch, the company announced that the new LG Q6 will go on sale in key Asian markets starting this month, followed by Europe, Latin America, and North America.
In terms of design, the new LG Q6 smartphone borrows a lot of its characteristics from the company’s previous flagship smartphone, LG G6. The smartphone sports an ultra-strong 7000 series aerospace aluminium unibody construction and an aluminium curved frame all around, giving it an overall premium look. The 7000 series aerospace aluminium metal frame makes the devices quite durable. Basically, the LG Q6 looks very identical to the LG G6, including its FullVision display and super-slim bezels. The device also features onscreen navigation buttons and lack the fingerprint sensor. The volume up-down keys are placed on the left-hand edge, while the power/lock button is situated on the right-hand edge of the smartphone. The rear panel of the handset houses a 13MP primary camera, a LED flash module, while the top front panel features a 5MP selfie camera and an earpiece. The speaker grilles are seen on the rear end of the device, while a 3.5mm audio socket is placed on the very bottom edge of the handset along with a USB Type-B 2.0 charging port sitting in the middle. However, the overall design is quite similar to what we have seen on the LG G6.
LG Q6 Specifications & Features:
As far as specifications are concerned, the LG Q6 comes equipped with a 5.5-inch FHD+ FullVision display with a screen resolution of 2160 x 1080 and an 18:9 (or 2:1) aspect ratio and has a pixel density of 442 ppi. Under the hood, the device is powered by a 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 octa-core (4 x Cortex A53 1.4GHz + 4 x Cortex A53 1.1GHz) processor paired with Adreno 505 GPU to handle the graphics. In terms of memory, the LG Q6 is backed up by a 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage, which can be further expanded up to 2TB via a microSD card. Talking about its software fronts, the LG Q6 runs company’s proprietary UX 6.0 UI custom skin, based on Google’s latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat operating system out-of-the-box.
In terms of photography, the LG Q6 features a 13-megapixel standard angle sensor with autofocus and an LED flash module. On the front, it has a 5-megapixel front-facing camera with 100-degree wide angle sensor coupled for capturing better groufie and video calling. The front camera also comes integrated with face recognition sensor for biometric security.
In terms of connectivity, the dual-SIM LG Q6 offers various connectivity options including 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS/A-GPS/GLONASS, NFC, FM Radio, USB OTG, a 3.5mm audio jack and USB Type-B 2.0 port for charging and data transfer. Sensors on the smartphone include an Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Proximity and Gyroscope sensor. On the battery front, the LG Q6 comes packed with a 3,000mAh non-removable battery with fast-charging support. Dimensionally, the handset measures 142.5 x 69.3 x 8.1 mm and weighs 149 grams.
Commenting on the launch, Mr. Amit Gujral, Chief Marketing Officer, LG Electronics India said, “LG Q6 is a perfect example of Usability and Aesthetics. It offers Full Vision Display (18:9) which happens to be first in Industry at the price point it offers. With the introduction of this new range, we have ensured that consumers are able to enjoy the best of technology from the house of LG at price points that are well-suited to all of them. The bold, innovative features of the phone will provide an unmatched smartphone experience to them. Now every user will have a personalized product experience with the new Q6 range.”