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The LG Q6 is launching around the world starting this week, fingerprint scanner not included

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The LG Q6 is launching around the world starting this week, fingerprint scanner not included
LG today announced that its Q6 - a smartphone initially unveiled a few weeks back - is officially launching in markets around the world starting this week. The handset will first be available in South Korea (LG's home country), followed by countries in Asia, Europe, and "the Americas." Right now, we don't know if this means the Q6 will be landing in the US anytime soon, but we'll be contacting LG about this, and update the story if necessary.

Update: The LG Q6 should be released in the US in the coming weeks. More details will be shared soon.

LG says that the Q6 will be sold "at an exceptional price that discerning millennials can appreciate." Not long ago, we heard that the new smartphone would be offered for €349 in Europe. If that's the case, the handset shouldn't cost more than $350 in the US (assuming it's officially arriving stateside, of course).

The Q6 borrows a lot from the LG G6 flagship (available to buy since March), and can certainly be seen as its little brother. Built around a metal frame, the Q6 sports a 5.5-inch Full Vision display with 1080 x 2160 pixels, and runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box.

The new handset is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 processor and packs a 3000 mAh battery. Unlike the G6, the Q6 doesn't have a dual camera on the back, instead coming with a regular 13 MP rear camera, plus a 5 MP front-facing shooter. Also of note is the fact that there's no fingerprint scanner on the Q6, but you will be able to unlock the device thanks to face recognition. 

When it comes to RAM and storage space, the new LG phone will have three variants: Q6α (2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal memory), Q6 (3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory), and Q6+ (4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal memory).

So, how do you like this mini LG G6?



source: LG

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posted on 31 Jul 2017, 08:22

1. sgodsell (Posts: 5057; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


What a wierd resolution 1080x2160. But at least it's a 2:1 ratio. That is good for things like Cardboard with a resolution of 1080x1080 per eye. Not to mention it looks like a very high screen to body ratio.

posted on 31 Jul 2017, 09:11

2. lallolu (Posts: 566; Member since: 18 Sep 2012)


It will be interesting to know what the rationale is not to have a fingerprint scanner on this phone.

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