LG details the G6's wide-angle dual camera system


As far as the G6, the company's upcoming flagship, is concerned, LG seems to hate keeping anything secret – so far, we've seen official information about both its user interface and its screen, and that is not counting the obscene amounts of leaks regarding its chipset, battery, DAC, looks, and more. Now, in a Korean-language blog post, LG has given us details about the device's cameras, which include a wide-angle dual camera system on the rear, similar to last year's LG V20.

Unlike the V20, however, the two rear cameras will use the same 13 MP sensor, providing the ability to take photos with a 125-degree angle, which is similar to a human's natural field of view. The cameras will also take advantage of the G6's  18:9 "FullVision" display, letting users compare their current shot with the last one when taking a square photo. Other built-in shooting modes will include a 360-degree panorama mode, a food mode, as well as an upgraded selfie mode. The latter will take advantage of the front shooter's wide-angle lens, which has a 100-degree field of view.

Despite all the information we have about it, the LG G6, surprisingly, hasn't yet been formally announced – this has been confirmed to happen in a press conference on February 26 at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. As for the event itself, we have a full roundup of what to expect, and will also be covering it live, giving you all the info about the best upcoming devices.

source: LG (translated) via The Verge

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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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15 Comments

1. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"providing the ability to take photos with a 125-degree angle, which is similar to a human's natural field of view". Doesn't it sound like a downgrade compared to the G5, which had 135-degree angle rear camera!

2. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

125-degree is fine.. as long as they increase pixel count (8MP for 135-degree ultra-wide is obviously not enough), and increase pixel size... or in other word, give it a huge camera sensor :D

13. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

The pixel size may not increase. I hope they use an autofocus camera for all three, as selfies would benefit from it, and so would the wide angle. Unless LG uses a custom sensor, then I expect them to use something like the IMX258.

14. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Maybe IMX278 for the wide angle and selfie sensors...

8. Tech-shake

Posts: 213; Member since: Nov 14, 2016

Actually, I think 125 is better. The 135 on the v20 causes some fisheye effect when taken in a small space such as a living room.

11. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

I was hoping that LG would do this. The ultra wide angle 135° makes for distorted edges and less detail per in image object. Add to the 125° lens the fact that they're giving it 13MP instead of 8MP, and I say we're going to see a much improved wide angle lens! As the the main camera being down to 13MP, it's no big deal. As long as they keep a sensor size of at least 1/2.8" it should be OK. I would love to see 1/2.6" or 2/2.5" personally...

3. croshio

Posts: 26; Member since: May 26, 2014

well it says 13mp for the wide angle and they claim 125 is better since it's closer to what you can see plus since the other one is also 13 not 16 it could very well have bigger pixels and i suppose that also means a new sensor but this might be me reading too much into it i don't have a g6..i wish i did tho.

10. rsiders

Posts: 2010; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

No i gathered the same thing from that info so hopefully we are both right. A new sensor might be the tipping point for the G6 as far as image quality which has already been stellar for the last few years now.

4. tnuc2014

Posts: 294; Member since: Sep 12, 2014

This will certainly be on my list for my next upgrade in May.

5. TechGirl90 unregistered

VERY NICE! I feel like this launch will be LG's G2 moment. I hope it goes well. ^_^

6. IosDroid

Posts: 117; Member since: Dec 03, 2015

I agree. From all the leaks to date this is a very promising device. Except maybe for the SD821. In the past I always found a hair in the soup with LG's devices. Either it was the design or display or size. This time it seems they have gotten the memo.

7. PryvateiDz

Posts: 445; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

Hmmm. I might be interested this time around. I'm liking what I'm hearing. I just hope it's not the same sensor as the G5. I think the G5 used the same sensor as the G4, which I believe was the Sony IMX 234 sensor. Which they've been using for a while. It wasn't until the V20 that they used the Sony IMX298 sensor. Come on LG, move it along. Let's go w/ the Sony IMX362 sensor, or the IMX378. If they've done this, and everything else the Quad 32-bit DAC, huge screen w/ smaller bezels (actually don't care, it just looks nice from what they've done), aptX HD (Hi-Fi 24-bit audio via Bluetooth), then we're good to go.

12. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

It won't have the same senor. And I do hear you, man. I did wonder why LG kept using the same sensor over and over...I guess since they no longer are including the color spectrum or laser autofocus modules they have to include phase detection. I hope they're using Sony's newer dual core autofocus. Even better if this was a custom sensor with 1/2.8" so they can mount all three camera with it.

15. PryvateiDz

Posts: 445; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

I agree. I hope so too. I mean ASUS is doing this in their ZenFone 3 Zoom, which is going to be $399 here. Don't see why LG can't do it for the G6 when it's rumored that it'll ben $700.

9. PryvateiDz

Posts: 445; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

On your rumored specs and review post you stated the LG G6 will have 3 megapixel cameras of the same camera sensor and resolution including the dual camera setup on the back, and the front camera sensor. You stated LG confirmed this. Where did LG confirm this?

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