LG G6+ brings superior sound and storage to flagship phone
LG's 2017 flagship smartphone, the G6, has only been out for about three months, but the company has already announced an upgraded model, the G6+. Along with some new functionality that will also be coming to existing G6 phones through a software update, the G6+ expands internal storage, improves sound quality, and adds wireless charging capabilities.
The G6 was a little fragmented across different regions. Depending on where you hailed from, the phone offered different combinations of wireless charging, Quad DAC for better-quality sound, and 64 GB of storage. The G6+ looks to roll these region-specific features into one device.
For starters, the new model ups the internal storage to 128 GB. In the audio department, the phone is now fitted with a Quad DAC, and to make sure that's properly appreciated, the company throws in a pair of apparently-premium earphones from B&O Play. The option for wireless charging, however, still appears to be a regional feature, and LG hasn't specified which countries will get that.
Other new functionality will come standard on the G6+ and newly-bought G6 phones, and will be rolled out to existing users via a software update. This includes Face Print, a facial recognition system that can scan a user's face and unlock their phone in under a second, according to LG. Power consumption has also been improved, and the phone will now notify users if a stray finger wanders into frame during a photo shoot.
On the surface, the new phones will be available in Astro Black, Marine Blue and Terra Gold colors, complete with a lenticular film on the back to give them a shiny "optical effect." The base G6 will now also come in Optical Marine Blue and Terra Gold flavors.
LG hasn't announced the release date or price for the G6+, or when the software update will be rolled out for existing phones.