LG G6 set for India launch today: All you need to know

LG G6, the next flagship from Korean smartphone-maker, is expected to be launched on Monday at an estimated price of 54,000.

The LG G6 is expected to come in three colour options and is expected to lighten your wallet by Rs 54,000.
The LG G6 is expected to come in three colour options and is expected to lighten your wallet by Rs 54,000. (LG)

LG G6, the flagship from Samsung's rival Korean electronics giant, that was showcased at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona this year is all set to be launched in India on Monday at an expected price of 54,000.

LG has already opened up pre-orders of its LG G6 flagship smartphones and is currently offering a cashback up to 7,000 as a part of the pre-booking offer along with a 50% discount deal on the LG Tone Active+ HBS-A100 wireless headset.

The 7,000 cashback is only valid till May 1, and includes a 2,000 cashback for pre-booking, and a separate cashback of 5,000 that is valid till May 31. Both cashbacks are only for SBI and HDFC Bank card holders. The discount on the LG headset is also valid till May 31. You can pre-book through the LG website and via offline retailers.

However, the price of the LG G6 has not been announced in India and is expected to be around 53,000 and 54,000.

Interestingly, LG is also giving away "EA special gifts" for 6 mobile games including Cookie Jam, Temple Run 2, and Spider-Man Unlimited among others.

In terms of specifications, the LG G6 smartphone, which runs on Android 7.0 Nougat, features a 5.7-inch QHD+ (1440x2880 pixels) FullVision display with an 18:9 (or 2:1) aspect ratio instead of industry standard (16:9). The phone was launched with the new UX 6.0 that company said has been optimised for the 18:9 aspect ratio.

LG G6 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 SoC coupled with 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM. The LG G6 was launched in two storage variants - 32GB and 64GB. The storage on the LG G6 is expandable via microSD card (up to 2TB).

In terms of optics, the new LG flagship smartphone comes with a dual-camera setup at rear end with two 13-megapixel sensors - one for wide-angle shots with 125-degree lens and f/2.4 aperture, and the other for regular shots with 71-degree lens and OIS 2.0. At front, the G6 features a 5-megapixel wide-angle lens with f/2.2 aperture and 100-degree lens.

The LG G6 houses a non-removable 3300mAh battery.Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v4.2, NFC, and USB Type-C 2.0 connectivity options. The new LG G6 will be available in Astro Black, Ice Platinum, and Mystic White colour options.

Other notable features on the LG G6 includes a Dolby Vision supported 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC (digital to analogue converter) for enhanced audio playback. The phone packs a fingerprint scanner at the back as well. Another distinction is that it has passed the MIL-STD 810G military standard certification for durability.