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LG launches LG G6 in India; goes on sale tomorrow

LG has made several attempts to shake things up over the years, but their flagship devices haven’t managed to win the hearts of the masses.
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April 24, 2017
The LG G6 brought Dolby Vision HDR to the mix upon its release.

In a press event in New Delhi, LG launched their latest flagship – LG G6 – in India. LG has made several attempts to shake things up over the years, but their flagship devices haven’t managed to win the hearts of the masses.

With LG G6, the company aims to change that, but will it catapult the company into the spotlight? We’ll have to wait, and see.

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.
– Kim-Ki-Wan, Managing Director, LG Electronics India
LG G6 specifications
Display
5.7-inch 18:9 QHD+ FullVision IPS LCD display
2880 x 1440 resolution
564ppi
Processor
Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 821
GPU
Adreno 530
RAM
4GB LPDDR4
Storage
32/64GB
MicroSD
Yes, up to 2TB
Cameras
Rear: Dual 13MP wide-angle sensor (f/2.4 aperture / 125°) / 13MP standard sensor (f/1.8 aperture / 71°), OIS 2.0

Front: 5MP wide-angle sensor (f/2.2 aperture / 100°), 1.12µm pixel size
Battery
3,300mAh
Non-removable
Quick Charge 3.0
Qi and PMA wireless charging
Water resistant
IP68
Connectivity
LTE-A 3 Band CA
Wi-Fi 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac
Bluetooth 4.2 BLE
USB Type-C, NFC
Software
Android 7.0 Nougat
LG UX 6.0
Colors
Ice Platinum, Mystic White, Astro Black
Dimensions and weight
148.9 x 71.9 x 7.9mm
163g

Priced at ₹51,990 ($806), the LG G6 is available in three color variants – Mystic White, Astro Black, and Ice Platinum. The smartphone will be available at offline retail stores across the country, and online exclusively on Amazon starting April 25. If you’re buying it tomorrow, HDFC Bank and SBI card holders will get ₹10,000 cashback.

The company is also offering free one-time screen replacement within 6 months of purchase.

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Additionally, HDFC Bank and SBI card holders can get up to ₹7000 cash back (₹5000 + additional ₹2000 for pre-bookings) as well as 50% off on LG Tone Active+ HBS-A100 Bluetooth headset worth ₹9,990. Also, all LG G6 customers will get special gift worth ₹14,100 from EA with six games including Temple Run 2, Spider-Man Unlimited, and Crossy Road. LG is also offering 100 GB free data for Jio customers, valid till March 2018, and an additional 10 GB of data on every recharge of ₹309.

What are your thoughts on the LG’s newest flagship, and do you think it can make a dent in the market close on the heels of the Samsung Galaxy S8 launch? Tell us in the comments!