LG G6 MWC 2017: LG announces G6 with a 5.7-inch FullVision display, dual 13MP cameras, Snapdragon 821 SoC

While the Mobile World Congress officially begins on 27 February, most of the major keynotes are scheduled to take place today. South Korean electronics giant LG is all set to unveil its upcoming flagship phone - the LG G6 - shortly.

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      Price and availability details were not announced. We will have to wait for that. 

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      And that is a wrap from the event from LG G6 launch event

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      No details on the storage, RAM have been annonunced yet. Also notice, the missing SoC mention in the slide below

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      LG G6 specs at a glance

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      LG G6 comes with a square camera snap shot feature, match camera feature, Square Camera grid shot, Guide shot, Wide front selfie with auto shot, 360 panorama, and more

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      There are two 13MP cameras, one for wide angle and the other for normal view. 

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      According to Qualcomm, the SNapdragon 821 chipset lets you shoot 4K video, with image stabilisation, and there is no jitter between optical zoom

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      Qualcomm's Michael Roberts on stage to talk about the LG G6's dual wide angle camera. 

      Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 chipset is the LG G6 SoC. It supports HDR10 out of the box. 

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      LG G6 Camera: 100 degree wide angle camera on the front. 

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      Huffman demoing Google Assistant on the LG G6. It looks like it will be baked into the LG G6, just like Google Pixel 

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      Huffman talking about the investments in AI and machine learning and how it is helping with GOogle Assistant. 

      Google has worked with LG G6 to ensure you get an optimised experience from Assistant, says Huffman. 

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      Scott Huffman from Google's AI team on stage

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      LG G6 comes with IP 68 standard as well. 

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      The metal frame acts as a bumper, which reduces the shock on the battery when the phone is dropped

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      Talking about reliability, LG says that it has ensured extra safety measures for battery reliability. Battery capacity is now 3300mAh battery. 

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      LG G6 will come in three colours

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      All four corners of the LG G6 are rounded to enable fitting of the display perfectly in your hand says LG. IT uses metal and glass in its construction. 

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      According to ergonomics professor Andris Freivalds from Penn State university, LG G6 was tested for its ergonomics. It was tested in multiple use case scenarios. With edge screens user hands feel tired according to the professor. 

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      49% people use their phone vertically. 

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      According to LG, you can see 11 percent more information at a glance as compared to competition. 

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      LG G6 will come with a revamped UX featuring a lot on rounded corners

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      Temple Run 2 Lost Jungle will take advantage of the LG G6 FullVision display. 

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      Walter Devins, COO and general counsel of Imagi Studios, maker of Temple Run games on stage. 

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      Video games: LG G6 will be offering $200 worth of in-game content with the purchase of the LG G6

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      Giles Baker from Dolby Labs says LG G6 is the first smartphone in the world to support Dolby Vision. 

      There are 90 feature films and 100 hours of Dolby Vision content is available with streaming services

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      LG G6 supports Dolby Vision and HDR 10 for immersive audio and video

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      According to LG, the expansive screen gives a better viewing platform. LG says that there is enough content which is available in the 18:9 aspect ratio. 

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      According to the film maker, the 18:9 aspect is longer and narrower which gives a better immersive experience. According to LG this should become a standard in the coming years. 18:9 eliminates the need for cropping. 

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      Univisium standard 

      There are too many formats in the film industry. This changes a lot of things says Filmmaker Vittorio 

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      LG G6 offers a 5.7-inch display in the size that is generally seen on 5.2-inch devices. 

      18:9 aspect ratio: Aim is to unify the widescreen standard with the cinema standard says LG

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      The idea behind a big display device is to provide a larger display to help you consume your media. According to a survey carried out by LG, people want bigger screens but tat the same time smartphones which are not really huge. LG focussed on building a phone with large display but which can fit in one hand, says LG business representatives

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      LG G6 comes with a metal fram which has chamfering around the edges. The dual camera is flush with the body. It comes in three colours. 

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      According to Cho the design principles of LG G6 will also be applied to future smartphones coming from LG. 

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      On Positioning G6, Cho says that G6 stands out due to its FullVision display. It will offer a new era of viewing experience.

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      LG G6 announced!

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      According to LG data, customers dont just want a fastest application processor or flashy design. "There has to be a balance between core elements and new technologies"

      Consumers wanted a big display but not a big screen is one of the requirements of people, says Cho

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      Juno Cho, Head of LG mobile business on stage: Proud to introduce a modular design with LG G5 but now the time has changed. Competition will be about usability says Cho. 

    • 16:36 (IST)

      LG Electronics VP and CEO Seong-jin Jo taking us through the history of LG. Want to apply LG's home appliance strategy to the mobile business

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      Seong-jin Jo, VP and CEO of LG Electronics on stage

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      LG G6 conference starting off with reiterating that teaser about the Wishlist that people want to see in their new phone - one-handed usability, waterproof, better camera among other features requested

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      The LG G6 conference is underway. 

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      Less than 10 minutes to go for the launch of the LG G6

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      MWC 2017: LG hints at the revamped UX with LG G6 and a 5.7-inch 'FullVision' display - Tech2

      LG has hinted at a user-interface overhaul for the UX along with the launch of LG G6 during this year's MWC.

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    While the Mobile World Congress officially begins on 27 February, most of the major keynotes are scheduled to take place today. South Korean electronics giant LG is all set to unveil its upcoming flagship phone - the LG G6 - shortly.

    LG had released its modular G5 flagship last year. There was a camera module that could add better camera controls and aid with grip, another module would add a higher capacity battery, another one could improve the audio quality and so on.

    But with the LG G6, it seems like LG is going back to the basics. At least from the teaser it had released last month, focussed on aspects such as a big display, water-proofing, one handed use and so on.

    The company also posted a 13-second long teaser on its LG Mobile Global YouTube channel giving us hints about what we can expect from the smartphone. The company seemed to emphasis on '#Square', '#FullVision', '#UX' and '#Graphics' as the key points for the smartphone. There were a lot of cuts in the video rapidly teasing separate piece of the entire experience.

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