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LG G6 to launch in Canada on April 7th

LG G6

The G6, LG’s upcoming successor to the ill-fated modular G5, is set to launch on April 7th. Pre-orders for the smartphone are set to launch tomorrow, Wednesday March 15th.

LG says the smartphone is coming to Bell, Eastlink, Fido, Freedom Mobile, Koodo Mobile, Rogers, SaskTel, Telus, Videotron and Virgin Mobile. Unfortunately, the company did not reveal carrier and unlocked pricing, but MobileSyrup will update this story when we have additional information.

The following retailers will also carry the G6 at launch: Best Buy Mobile, Tbooth wireless, Wirelesswave, Costco Canada and Wow! Mobile Boutique.

“The LG G6 answers the call of consumers with the features that are most important to them, like an amazing camera packed with innovative new features and a large display, all wrapped up in a sleek and sexy design,” says Shelly Walia, brand manager, mobile communications at LG Electronics Canada, in a recent statement regarding the smartphone’s Canadian launch.

During my brief hands-on time with the LG G6, I was impressed with the phone’s 5.7-inch 18:9 display with HDR10 and Dolby Vision support, though I question how many apps will actually support the wider screen format. The G6’s narrower bezels also made the phone more comfortable to hold, especially when it comes to one-handed use.

LG G6

LG G5

Display

5.7-inch, QHD+ display, 2880×1440, 18:9 aspect ratio

5.3-inch QHD display (2560×1440, 554ppi)

Processor

Snapdragon 821

Qualcomm Snapdragon 820

RAM

4GB of RAM

4GB

Storage

32GB (expandable up to 2TB)

32GB storage, with microSD for expansion

Dimensions (in.)

148.9 x 71.9 x 7.9mm

149.4 x 73.9 x 7.7mm

Weight

163g

159g

Rear Facing Camera

13-megapixel (f/1.8) +13-megapixel (f/2.4)

Standard lens 16MP with OIS, wide-angle 8MP

Front Facing Camera

5-megapixel (f/2.2)

8MP

OS

Android 7.0 Nougat

Android 6.0

Battery

3,300mAh

2800mAh with quick charging via Type-C USB

Network Connectivity

GSM/HSPA/LTE

LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 17(700), 20(800), 28(700), 38(2600), 40(2300) - H850

Sensors

Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, colour spectrum

Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, colour spectrum

SIM Type

Nano SIM

nano SIM

Launch Date

April 7, 2017

April 8, 2016

Misc

Colours: Ice Platinum |USB Type-C port, Headphone jack, IP68 certified water and dust resistant

Modulars: LG Cam Plus & LG Hi-Fi Plus with B&O Play

Display

LG G6

5.7-inch, QHD+ display, 2880×1440, 18:9 aspect ratio

LG G5

5.3-inch QHD display (2560×1440, 554ppi)

Processor

LG G6

Snapdragon 821

LG G5

Qualcomm Snapdragon 820

RAM

LG G6

4GB of RAM

LG G5

4GB

Storage

LG G6

32GB (expandable up to 2TB)

LG G5

32GB storage, with microSD for expansion

Dimensions (in.)

LG G6

148.9 x 71.9 x 7.9mm

LG G5

149.4 x 73.9 x 7.7mm

Weight

LG G6

163g

LG G5

159g

Rear Facing Camera

LG G6

13-megapixel (f/1.8) +13-megapixel (f/2.4)

LG G5

Standard lens 16MP with OIS, wide-angle 8MP

Front Facing Camera

LG G6

5-megapixel (f/2.2)

LG G5

8MP

OS

LG G6

Android 7.0 Nougat

LG G5

Android 6.0

Battery

LG G6

3,300mAh

LG G5

2800mAh with quick charging via Type-C USB

Network Connectivity

LG G6

GSM/HSPA/LTE

LG G5

LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 17(700), 20(800), 28(700), 38(2600), 40(2300) - H850

Sensors

LG G6

Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, colour spectrum

LG G5

Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, colour spectrum

SIM Type

LG G6

Nano SIM

LG G5

nano SIM

Launch Date

LG G6

April 7, 2017

LG G5

April 8, 2016

Misc

LG G6

Colours: Ice Platinum |USB Type-C port, Headphone jack, IP68 certified water and dust resistant

LG G5

Modulars: LG Cam Plus & LG Hi-Fi Plus with B&O Play

However, G6’s lack of a Snapdragon 835 processor, the silicon that expected to be featured in Samsung’s still unannounced Galaxy S8, is one of the smartphone’s most significant shortcomings. I also found that the phone focuses slowly, especially in low-light, despite its camera being upgraded to a 5-megapixel f/2.2 shooter and its dual rear cameras featuring a 13-megapixel wide angle f/2.4 lens and a standard 13-megapixel OIS f/1.8 lens.

We’ll have more on the LG G6 when we get our hands on a review unit of the smartphone in the coming weeks. Until then, check out our recent hands-on with the smartphone.

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