After details of the LG Q6 started leaking this morning, LG has gone ahead and announced the phone starting a new ‘Q series’ of LG devices in the process.
The Q6 is the first in the LG ‘Q Series’ line of phones, which LG says will be ‘mid-range smartphones boasting the essential features of LG premium phones at exceptional price points’. The notable feature being launched on the Q6 series, is the Full Vision 5.5″ FHD+ (2160 x 1080 resolution) FullVision display which is in the same 18:9 aspect ratio from the LG G6.
There are three variants of the LG Q6 launching, the Q6+, Q6 and Q6α. The Q6+ comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of ROM, while the base model, the Q6 comes with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage and finally, the most affordably-priced Q6α comes with 2GB RAM and 16GB of ROM.
Specs for the phone include:
- 5.5-inch 18:9 FHD+ FullVision Display (2160 x 1080 / 442ppi)
- Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 435 Mobile Platform
- Q6+: 4GB RAM / 64GB ROM
- Q6: 3GB RAM / 32GB ROM
- Q6α: 2GB RAM / 16GB ROM
- Rear 13MP Standard Angle camera / Front 5MP Wide Angle camera
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b, g, n / Bluetooth 4.2 / NFC / USB Type-B 2.0
- LTE / 3G / 2G
- 3,000mAh (embedded) battery
- Android 7.1.1 Nougat
- 142.5 x 69.3 x 8.1mm @ 149g
LG will be launching the phone in a variety of colours, that will be available in selected markets:
- Q6+: Astro Black / Ice Platinum / Marine Blue
- Q6: Astro Black / Ice Platinum / Mystic White / Terra Gold
- Q6α: Astro Black / Ice Platinum / Terra Gold
LG has brought their design nous to the LG Q6, with no camera bump marring the lines of the LG Q6. LG says this model is also easy to hold with rounded corners matching the curves of the display.
The Q6 has some great software features as well, including launching with Nougat as well as Google Assistant, just like the G6. LG has brought some of the software features from their LGUX 6.0 including the Square Camera feature that takes advantage of the 18:9 aspect ratio of the FullVision display, placing live view and preview right next to each other to allow for some neat camera effects. You’ll also find the new Face Recognition feature on the Q6, which LG says is ‘faster and with less hassle than other facial recognition technologies currently available’.
According to LG, the Q6 will go on sale in Asia next month before rolling out to Europe, Latin America and North America, what this means for Australia isn’t clear but we’ve asked LG Australia for any information they want to share.