With the LG G6, LG is moving away from the modular tech that the G5 brought to the table. Instead, they’re doubling down on what they know and attempting to deliver a solid smartphone that does the usual, but does it very well.

The LG G6 has a centered fingerprint scanner and, like the G5, a camera set-up that looks like a tiny face. There aren’t any removable batteries or modules this time around. A glass and metal body holds a screen with a unique 18:9 ratio. The ratio is the only thing that’s really unique about the design, however, but the phone does look sleek if nothing else.

The specs are what you’d expect from a flagship phone: 4GB RAM, 32GB storage, Snapdragon 821 quad-core. There’s also an Adreno 350 GPU and a MicroSD slot that lets you expand up to 2TB of storage. The 18:9 aspect ratio should provide ample viewing space. The dual rear cameras both have 13-megapixel resolutions, camera sensors, and a 125-degree viewing angle. What they don’t have, though, is optical image stabilization.

Certain markets will get a Hi-Fi Quad DAC, but sadly not America or Europe. A 3,300 mAh battery could go either way depending on how the phone uses it, but both wireless and quick charging are supported.

The G6 features Android 7.0 Nougat and a new LG user interface. It’s also the first non-Pixel device that fully supports Google Assistant right out of the box. The camera software has been updated to take advantage of the new aspect ratio.


The LG G6 will hit South Korea first, on March 9th, and availability will spread from there. The US is likely to see the phone in either late March or April. Nothing has been announced in terms of pricing.

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