1LG Q6 Delivers High-End Design at Midrange Prices
LG Electronics’ G6 was called one of the best smartphones released this year. But it will soon have a lower-cost alternative sitting next to it on store shelves. That alternative is the LG Q6, which the Korea-based company unveiled July 11. The smartphone features the same design as the higher-end G6, but has a far more affordable price. In return for a lower price, however, smartphone shopper can expect to find a smartphone that isn’t as powerful as the G6. LG has also cut corners on the size of the smartphone’s display and its rear-facing camera. The LG Q6 comes in three versions, all of which might appeal to people looking for midranged priced smartphones. Read on to learn more about the LG Q6.
2The Q6 Design Is Slightly Smaller Than the G6
There is a good reason why the LG Q6 looks familiar to smartphone cognoscenti. It has the same design as the LG G6, a high-end handset released earlier this year. The LG Q6 has a screen that nearly entirely covers its face and a virtual button on the phone’s touch-screen. But the Q6 is slightly smaller than the G6.
3Far Less Processing Power Than the G6
4It Has a Full-HD Display
5Long Battery Life Is Anticipated
6It Will Ship With Android 7.1.1 Nougat
The Q6 will ship with Android 7.1.1 Nougat, the latest version of Google’s mobile operating system. The smartphone will come with all the standard Android fare, LG said, including Google’s Chrome and Play apps. On the virtual assistant side, users will have access to Google Assistant, the search giant’s answer to Apple Siri and Microsoft Cortana virtual assistants.
7The Q6 Will Support Facial Recognition
In what appears to be a growing trend, the LG Q6 will join the large number of devices that now support facial recognition. The handset’s front-facing camera will be used to scan a person’s face and unlock the device, authenticate certain apps and more. Even Apple is rumored to be planning the feature in this year’s new iPhone.
8You Won’t Find Dual Cameras in the Q6
Likely a move to reduce costs, LG included only a single rear-facing camera in the Q6. Most higher-end handsets—and even some lower-end models—today come with a dual-lens, rear-facing camera array. The LG Q6, however, will offer a “standard angle” 13-megapixel camera; in other words, a standard rear-facing shooter.
9Some Notes on Safety
10LG Will Offer 3 Q6 Models
11LG Promises Affordability But Isn’t Quoting a Price—Yet
LG hasn’t released Q6 pricing yet. The company plans to announce pricing as it releases the handset in different markets. Still, LG said it plans to make the Q6 a more affordable option for customers through “attractive pricing.” The LG Q6 will be available in Asia in August and make its way to North America, Latin America and Europe soon after.