LG announces G6+ with 128 GB storage, new colors and features for the G6


In the beginning of the month, а Korean media reported that two new versions of the LG G6 dubbed LG G6 Plus and LG G6 Pro were expected to debut on June 27, and today LG has just announced the first one - the LG G6+.

The LG G6+ differs from the original flagship model with its 128 GB of internal flash storage, and with a wireless charging feature (“in some countries”), which was previously available only in the US version of the smartphone, equipped with 64 GB storage. The new LG G6+ also comes with high quality earphones from B&O PLAY

The LG G6+ will be available in three colors: Optical Astro Black, Optical Marine Blue and Optical Terra Gold. The regular LG G6 also gets two of the new colors: Optical Marine Blue and Optical Terra Gold. 


The company is also presenting a range of software enhancements for its LG G6 line including Face Print, Low Power Consumption and Covered Lens warning. The first one is the most interesting as it uses facial recognition to let users unlock their phones in less than a second by holding the handsets to their faces. The Covered Lens warning feature helps users prevent the LG G6 cameras from capturing unwanted fingers in the frame, while Low Power Consumption further reduces the phone’s power consumption. According to LG, the new features will come to all LG G6 units with a software update. 

The availability of the update and the new LG G6+ are said to be announced “locally in each market.” In South Korea, the sales of the model are expected to be started in the beginning of July. No price details have been officially announced.

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  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2880 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, Quad-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh(20.5h talk time)

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32 Comments

1. haruken

Posts: 306; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

"The first one is the most interesting as it uses facial recognition to let users unlock their phones in less than a second by holding the handsets to their faces" The shameless S8 copying.

3. Bondurant

Posts: 780; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

S8 who copied for Microsoft lumia ?

5. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

S8 wasn't even the first on Android with facial recognition.

8. vincelongman

Posts: 5653; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Yea Face Unlock has been built in since Ice Cream Sandwich back in 2011 That being said, its good Samsung and LG are using a better version since Google hasn't update theirs since Lollipop

4. Bankz

Posts: 2514; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

What is this shameless copy you speak of? Is it the security hazard that is the software based facial recognition of the gs8? Lmao, Btw, Whats up with these software based facial recognition on android phones like samsung and lg? How are these different from those apps in google play? If you really want to do facial recognition go all out, include the hardware (dual ff cameras, motion processor, ir sensors etc), marry the hardware with custom software and then nail it. I mean, do it the right way ffs instead of making a mockery of your company. All these cheap companies.

12. cmdacos

Posts: 3970; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

When did Samsung tout this as a security feature? Pretty sure they said the opposite.

22. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Exactly! Samsung clearly says the opposite, as tagged right there in the Security panel of the phone. Once into the Security panel, it lists a list of unlock methods and Facial Recognition is clearly taged as "Low security", whereas, PIN and Password are tagged as "medium to high security". Facial Unlock (and Fingerprint scanning) comes in handy for those who want a faster and hassle-free unlock. Those who want an absolute secure method of unlock should definitely use PIN or Password!

19. jessy90

Posts: 162; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

LG G2 had facial recognition..s8 facial recognition is trash,easy to be fooled with a picture..

23. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"easy to be fooled with a picture.." You'll need a 3D image render of the person. Besides, the LG G2's Facial Unlock uses the same mechanism as just aboit every standard Facial Unlock found in Android phones. So take a chill pill.

2. Nutcase4u2

Posts: 43; Member since: Oct 15, 2015

Why have 128 gig version when the first has expandable storage? Even power users wouldn't really need the larger internal storage, would they? Serious question.

7. Cat97

Posts: 1804; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

To milk more money from snobs.

9. vincelongman

Posts: 5653; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

More importantly, why is it still using the 821? The 835 efficiency is a very noticeable improvement

16. dimas

Posts: 3324; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

You're right. We should be stuck on 64gb storage forever even if apps get larger in every update and memory prices are getting cheaper every year.

26. AmashAziz

Posts: 2893; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Yeah, power users might need more than 64GB of storage. Expandable isn't as fast as internal storage, nor is it more secure or convenient in most occasions. Every power user is not alike.

31. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1526; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

Most things are stuck on internal storage, SD card doesn't do much on Android compared to windows.

6. dimas

Posts: 3324; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Better sell that fast in my country lg. Or htc u11 will get my money for the 128gb market. Htc's camera reviews are sick.

11. waqarzec

Posts: 70; Member since: May 09, 2013

Haha.......Htc U11 Camera review is great.

10. miketer

Posts: 505; Member since: Apr 02, 2015

The LG G6 is a fine phone I like it better than the S8 and other flagship, more sturdier and more practical screen space

27. AmashAziz

Posts: 2893; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

How is the screen space more practical?

13. Sparkxster

Posts: 1198; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

This is what the g6 should have been!

28. AmashAziz

Posts: 2893; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Joking, right?

14. fyah_king unregistered

I will get that blue.

15. TechGirl90 unregistered

...............

17. Derass

Posts: 149; Member since: Aug 06, 2015

Still last year's SOC? Pass.

18. shieryar

Posts: 24; Member since: Jun 03, 2012

LG G6 pro with Snapdragon 835?

20. PrYmCHGOan

Posts: 335; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

The best they could do is, add Samsung colors and add a +? 128GB of storage is very nice though.

21. jessy90

Posts: 162; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

128gb,quad dac,b&o earbuds,new features...wooow thats already a great deal for me..yeah sd835 would be great but im ok with sd821..they are saving sd835 for the v30.

24. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"they are saving sd835 for the v30." Then LG would be putting a dent in the G6's sales... I suppose the G6 Pro would have a Snapdragon 835.

25. jessy90

Posts: 162; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

Yeah i hope so aswell.thats why i saving my money for the v30. I just have to have that DAC now.

29. shnibz

Posts: 508; Member since: Sep 18, 2011

That marine blue is sexy

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