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Full hardware specifications for LG’s G6

With the G6, LG dropped the modularity features found in the G5 and focused on creating a premium handset that features an all-glass design and a “bezel-less” Full Vision display.

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LG G6 Specification
Android version Android 7.0 Nougat
Screen size 5.7-inch LCD
Resolution 2880×1440 pixels
PPI 564 ppi
Primary camera 13MP, 1.12µm pixels, f/1.8, OIS, 71-degree lens, phase-detect AF, 13MP (IMX258), 1.12µm pixels, f/2.4, 125-degree lens, fixed focus
Front camera 5MP, f/2.2, 100-degree lens
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 821
Storage 32GB (U.S., Europe), 64GB (Asia, Korea, Hong Kong, India, CiS)
Expandable storage up to Up to 2TB
RAM 4GB
Battery 3,300mAh (nonremovable)
Ports USB Type-C, headphone jack
Weight 163 g
Dimensions 148.9 x 71.9 x 7.9 mm
Other features IP68 water and dust resistant, Qi wireless charging, rear-facing fingerprint sensor
Color options Black, White, Platinum
Carrier availability AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon
Base price off-contract ~$500
In-box accessories USB-C charging cable, Fast Charging wall adapter

 

LG G6 Stories June 29, 2018

T-Mobile’s LG G6 now receiving Android 8.0 Oreo

Right on the heels of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, T-Mobile’s LG G6 is now receiving the Android 8.0 Oreo update.

LG G6 Stories May 30, 2018

LG G6 picks up Oreo on Sprint and in the UK as T-Mobile resumes Oreo rollout for LG V30

Android Oreo’s rollout has been painfully slow over the past few months, but lately, it’s finally been gaining some traction. LG has been pushing out Oreo to quite a few device variants in recent weeks and today, it’s heading out to three more.

LG G6 Stories May 21, 2018

Android Oreo is now rolling out to LG G6 on Verizon, unlocked Moto Z

Android Oreo’s rollout has been pretty slow since its debut on the Pixel family last year, but in the past couple of months, the floodgates have finally started to open for other devices. Today, Oreo is on its way to the LG G6 and the original Moto Z.

LG G6 Stories April 12, 2018

Software updates on Android are, frankly, in a disappointing state right now, as they’ve always been. It can take months to get a major update out to even flagship devices, and some of the biggest names are also some of the biggest offenders. Now, LG is taking updates seriously by launching a new software upgrade center to speed things up…

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LG G6 Stories January 31, 2018

LG continues to focus on its 2017 phones in 2018, releases new LG G6 colors

LG announced around CES 2018 that it wouldn’t be sticking to a one-year release cycle anymore, rather releasing new devices “when needed.” We’ve been seeing the results of this with a lot more variants of the company’s smartphones, and now that extends to the LG G6 and LG Q6.

LG G6 Stories October 26, 2017

The LG G6 was quickly overshadowed by the Galaxy S8 when it hit the market earlier this year, but it’s still a really solid offering. Today, the LG G6 is getting a breath of fresh air thanks to a deal with Amazon.

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LG G6 Stories July 24, 2017

ZeroLemon cases now available for the Galaxy S8/S8+ and LG G6

Phone batteries have gotten considerably better over the years, but despite the improvements we’ve made in battery technology, it can sometimes still be a challenge to make it to the end of a day with juice remaining after a lot of intensive use.

ZeroLemon, one of the top battery case manufacturers, has just announced all-new battery cases for the Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+, and the LG G6.

LG G6 Stories July 19, 2017

The LG G6 has been out for several months now which means we have had time to test out all of the best cases currently available for the smartphone. So if you’re looking to pick up the LG G6 or already have, here’s a rundown of the best cases to go along with your new handset…

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LG G6 Stories July 5, 2017

LG’s mobile payments service LG Pay hasn’t received much attention since it launched with the LG G6 earlier this year, but that might be changing in the coming months. An LG executive (via Korea Herald) said in a meeting with journalists that the service will be coming to lower-end handsets at some point next year, and will also eventually be expanding to unspecified “global markets”…

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LG G6 Stories June 19, 2017

With a number of flagships being announced over the coming weeks, LG is beefing up its G6 with an update that adds an “enhanced security option and user-friendlier features.” The company is also announcing a G6+ with more storage, but the same Snapdragon 821 processor.

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LG G6 Stories June 15, 2017

Most consumer electronics, including smartphones, come with a limited one-year warranty. LG is stepping it up a notch today by announcing something that it calls the Second Year Promise. Now, instead of your G6 only being covered for a single year, it will be covered by LG for two…

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LG G6 Stories June 9, 2017

How to take a screenshot on the LG G6

Knowing how to capture a screenshot is something that all LG G6 owners should know how to do. While LG allows users to capture a screenshot using Android’s default method using the physical power and volume buttons, there is also a way to take one using the G6’s Capture+ software which can be easier to use for some.

LG G6 Stories May 12, 2017

Following its debut, the LG G6 has proved to be a pretty solid option in the 2017 market, but it faces stiff competition from Samsung’s Galaxy S8 family. However, LG does have one massive benefit in price, and now, the phone is available factory unlocked in the United States.

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LG G6 Stories May 10, 2017

Netflix for Android now supports HDR on the LG G6

HDR has been growing in popularity on the big screen, but with new phones on the market such as the Galaxy S8, Sony’s Xperia XZ Premium, and the LG G6, it’s going mobile too. Arguably the biggest collection of easily-accessible HDR content is on Netflix, and now, the streaming giant is opening support for HDR in its Android app.

LG G6 Stories May 1, 2017

Last week, YouTuber JerryRigEverything took out his tools and created a drop-dead gorgeous Samsung Galaxy S8 with no coloring on the back. Now, he’s taken another glass-backed Android smartphone and given it the same treatment, the LG G6.

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LG G6 Stories April 14, 2017

For this week’s 9to5Rewards, we’re partnering with LG to give away one brand new LG G6. That’s right, if you win, you’re going to get the latest flagship smartphone from the Korean company delivered straight to your doorstep…

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LG G6 Stories April 10, 2017

Looking for a new smartphone? There are dozens upon dozens of great options on the market today, but finding the best of the best can be a bit difficult. We’ve seen some great launches through the year and more should be coming soon too, so let’s take a look at the best Android smartphones you can buy as of April 2017.

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LG G6 Stories April 7, 2017

We published our full review of the LG G6 today and said that while it has fantastic hardware, the software experience knocks the phone down a peg (or two). With the phone going on sale this week, we want to know if you, decided to go ahead and purchase the LG G6 or wait for another device…

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For this week’s 9to5Rewards, we’re partnering with MobileFun to give away a couple case bundles for the LG G6. If you win, you’re going to get a total of five different cases from various well-known makers of high-quality cases…

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LG hasn’t had a good year in a long time. The LG G4 was good, but was overshadowed by the Galaxy S6. The LG G5 was, well, simply not very good at all. The LG V10 was solid, as was the V20, but they just didn’t sell. Now, we’re at the LG G6, the company’s first truly great phone in quite some time…

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LG G6 Stories March 27, 2017

Samsung Galaxy S8 Ad

Each year we see design trends in the smartphone market. In the past, this meant changing to more premium materials such as glass and metal or adding a fingerprint sensor. This year, it appears that every company is attempting to make a near “bezel-less” smartphones. Are you a fan of this design change?

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LG G6 Stories March 17, 2017

Today is pre-order day for LG’s soon-to-be-released flagship, the LG G6. Following its announcement at MWC last month, LG’s latest phone has been pretty well received, and now we’re in the home stretch for its official debut. So, here’s where you can pre-order an LG G6 in the United States.

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LG G6 Stories March 16, 2017

The LG G6 is coming, but so far, the company has been pretty quiet regarding pricing and availability details for the phone. This week, though, US carriers are finally starting to reveal some of that information, and today, T-Mobile is giving us new details on when it will be offering the phone up for sale, as is rival carrier AT&T.

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LG G6 Stories March 15, 2017

As excited as I am to get my hands on the LG G6, it’s been quite frustrating to have such crucial details as the pricing and release date shrouded in mystery. However, those details may have finally been revealed in a new leaked image…

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Early buyers can score a free Google Home with the purchase of an LG G6… whenever it debuts

2017 is set to bring us a handful of impressive new flagship phones, and one that we’re excited to see debut sometime soon is the LG G6. Pre-orders have yet to open for the flagship, but LG has just revealed that it will be offering early LG G6 buyers a free Google Home along with their purchase.

LG G6 Stories March 11, 2017

LG bought itself a big head start on Samsung’s Galaxy S8 by announcing the LG G6 nearly a month before Samsung’s announcement. However, it seems like that lead won’t be taken full advantage of, seeing that the latest reports are stating that LG won’t launch the device in the United States until the first week of April.

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LG G6 Stories March 6, 2017

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With first impressions on the table, we’re already pretty impressed with what LG has done with LG G6. The bezel-light flagship brings a lot of impressive aspects to LG’s primary lineup, and clearly, interest in the device is pretty strong. The company has just announced that there have already been 40,000 pre-orders for the phone.

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LG G6 Stories March 3, 2017

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Earlier this week, I spent a few days walking about Barcelona and Mobile World Congress‘ venue, the Fira Gran Via. I headed back to the hotel after the first day of the actual show with strongly mixed feelings. For one, this being my first international fair meant that I could just not let go of the excitement, and the energy and passion so many people bring among those booths is tangible.

On the other, I had to do my job and check out all the new smartphones announced in these past few days, and this is where things got a little uglier. The P10 I first previewed proved to be a big red warning sign of things to come, and although I am not entirely dissatisfied, I definitely can’t say that the products matched the enthusiasm and vibe of the place itself…

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LG G6 Stories March 1, 2017

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We are less than a month out from the announcement of the Galaxy S8 but that hasn’t stopped images of the device from leaking. Over the last 24 hours, we’ve seen a leaked promotional picture as well as hands-on images showing off the sides of the handset. Based on everything we’ve seen, do you think the Galaxy S8 looks better than the LG G6?

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Crafting the wallpapers for the LG G6 took a lot more effort than you’d expect… [Video]

We all use wallpapers to personalize our devices, but sometimes the best looking ones are included right out of the box. Almost every new phone comes with a unique new wallpaper, and the LG G6 is no different. However, quite a bit more work went into making LG’s wallpapers than you would probably expect…

LG G6 Stories February 28, 2017

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LG’s G6 has already impressed us in a few ways: namely in terms of design and its overall fit and finish. However, like with any other phone, there are a few more details that LG didn’t make perfectly clear right off the bat. So, let’s take a closer look…

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LG G6 Stories February 26, 2017

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Today we got our first official look at the LG G6 and while it is miles better than last year’s flagship, it is expected to be lower specced than any of the other flagship phones coming out later this year. Based on everything we do know about the handset, are you considering the G6 as your next smartphone?

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LG G6 Wallpaper

The LG G6 was announced today at Mobile World Congress featuring a 5.7-inch display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. The handset’s abnormally tall screen makes it easier to use two applications at the same time on top of each other but it also makes for unusually thin wallpapers. All of the wallpapers seen below are the stock images that come with LG’s latest flagship…

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Last year, LG’s attempt to make a modular smartphone with the G5 ended up being more or less a flop. This year, the company has shaken up their mobile platform by announcing the LG G6 with a complete redesign, a better software experience, and a fantastic dual camera setup. Thankfully, it has been confirmed that the LG G6 will be available on all four of the major US carriers…

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It’s official; LG has announced its latest flagship smartphone, the LG G6. The new device supersedes the LG G5 in a number of ways, and we got take an early look. Let’s dive in and check out LG’s newest device, with its almost-bezel-less 18:9 display, Google Assistant, and more…

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Wireless charging, HiFi DAC, 64GB storage on LG G6 will be region restricted

LG’s G6 went official this morning at MWC, and it seems that LG has absolutely nailed its flagship for the first time in a couple of years following the unimpressive LG G5 and LG G4. However, some of the features on the LG G6 will be exclusive to certain regions, so let’s take a closer look…

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After a plethora of leaks, LG has today made its 2017 flagship smartphone official. As the Korean company’s long-awaited followup to the LG G5 (which, as we all know, didn’t do so well), the LG G6 has a lot to make up for. Based on what we’re seeing so far, though, it might just accomplish that…

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LG G6 Stories February 25, 2017

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Product announcements are getting on their way at Mobile World Congress, and up next is the phone that could easily go down as the most leaked device of 2017: the LG G6. While we aren’t expecting to learn too much about the handset that we didn’t already know, the livestream for the event starts at 12PM CET (6AM EST) and you can watch it on almost all of your devices…

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LG G6 Stories February 23, 2017

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‘Release season’ kicks off this weekend with the announcement of the LG G6 at MWC, but that’s not the only major flagship set to make waves in the coming weeks. Not too long after, Samsung will be debuting the Galaxy S8 at an event in New York City. However, that doesn’t tell us when these phones will hit the market. Luckily, those dates may have been revealed…

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LG G6 Stories February 22, 2017

New LG G6 press render shows off the glossy black model

The LG G6 leaks have started to pour in the run-up to the phone’s launch at Mobile World Congress next week, and just this morning we caught our first glimpse of the phone compared to last year’s LG G5. Now, we’re getting a look at the first official-looking press renders of the phone with views from all sides…

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With MWC right around the corner, one of the releases we’re really getting excited about is the LG G6. With waterproofing, Google Assistant, and a new UI in tow, it seems like LG is going to hit a home run. Our sole concern so far has been the size of the phone, with LG confirming a 5.7-inch display on the device. With new leaks, though, those concerns have been put to rest.

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LG G6 Stories February 21, 2017

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LG’s forthcoming G6 flagship isn’t much of a secret anymore, and it seems the Korean firm wants to make sure that there’s absolutely nothing we don’t know about it when it launches at MWC next week. Now, LG has come out with a couple short and sweet teaser videos making it clear that the phone will feature water and dust resistance.

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LG G6 Stories February 20, 2017

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We’re not even a week out from the debut of the LG G6, but that isn’t stopping the company from giving us a few more specifics about its next flagship. Today, the company is revealing new details about the camera sensors on both sides of the device…

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LG G6 Stories February 17, 2017

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We are quickly approaching Mobile World Congress, which means we are only weeks away from the official announcement of the LG G6. While LG hasn’t told us anything about the phone itself, leaked photographs of the handset have shown off a display with rounded corners. While some people think this looks good and differentiates the G6, others aren’t too fond of it…

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We showed you some more hands-on images of the LG G6 earlier today, and they got me thinking a bit more about LG’s coming MWC launch event, where the company will show us the successor to its unfortunate failure of an attempt to make modular smartphones mainstream.

In short, I can’t help but wonder why the LG G6 exists. It’s basically just a rehashed LG V20, and that makes the G6 even more boring than it would have already been if the LG V20 never existed.

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Update: We’ve confirmed with two sources that the LG G6 production model in the US will have a 3,300 mAh battery, not a 3,200 mAh battery. We’re also told that the battery has “better layering between cells” to prevent Note 7-like disasters. There is at least one internal variant with a 3,200 mAh battery, but it’s not clear if that model will go public.


The LG G6 is far from being a secret at this point, with LG itself going as far as to confirm its ‘FullVision’ 18:9 5.7-inch displayoffer a peek at the new LG UX 6.0 software, and send out a few teasers to various media outlets suggesting that it will feature ‘resistance’ and ‘reliability’. LG has also itself confirmed that the phone will have a 32-bit Quad-DAC like the LG V20.

But we haven’t seen all that many photos of the phone in the flesh, so we thought we would share a couple images we recently obtained from a source.

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LG G6 Stories February 16, 2017

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As ‘release season’ approaches, I’m finding myself extremely excited for one phone in particular, the LG G6. Even though last year’s LG G5 didn’t win over most people, I found myself in love with the company’s later attempt, the LG V20. Now, as the LG G6 approaches with a lack of bezels, the addition of waterproofing, and more, I can’t wait to check out this phone. Now, LG is confirming more details about the phone, only stoking the fire…

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LG G6 Stories February 14, 2017

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There’s a lot to be excited about with the upcoming LG G6 with slim bezels, a new and improved audio DAC, and features like water resistance and Google Assistant as well. However, it seems like there will be a bit more to the LG G6 than what appears on the surface. Now, two new teasers are hinting at improved reliability, and improved resistance.

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