LG has done well with the release of its current flagship device, the LG G6, back in April earlier this year, after a rather less than stellar sales showing from the previous offering, the LG G5, whose modular design did not quite translate to solid sales. But following the launch of fellow South Korean phone maker Samsung’s Galaxy S8 (considered by some as the Android smartphone to beat this year), LG may need to do something in order to show to the world that it can hold its own.
Thus, the company is introducing the LG G6 Plus, which is basically an identical version (mostly) compared to the regular LG G6 device, but with an expanded memory configuration (a generous 128 gigabytes of onboard storage) as well as premium audio. As for the premium audio, this is made possible by way of a new 32 bit Hi Fi quad digital to analog converter (DAC) that has already been out in the South Korean mobile market, but unfortunately, has yet to land in American shores.
On top of the new LG G6 Plus smartphone, LG is also offering a set of Bang & Olufsen earphones that come with support for the DAC. For those who prefer wireless charging, they may be delighted to know that some versions of the handset will have support for this mode of charging. To date, the phone maker has not revealed yet which international markets will get which specific features, not to mention the regions that can expect to get the LG G6 Plus, but as one of the major mobile markets in the world, the United States (as well as other North American regions) should like its chances.
As for current users of the regular LG G6, they should know that LG is also introducing some new features for the device. Perhaps the most interesting is the Face Print feature, which basically allows users to unlock their LG G6 unit by letting it scan their face. According to LG, the face scanning process is completed in less than a second, which should come handy because LG G6 owners can just hold up their device in front of their face and have it unlocked in an instant. Another notable feature is the low power consumption mode, which should be helpful for those always on the go, and the covered lens warning feature, which essentially alerts the user if his finger is covering the device’s wide angle camera on the rear side.
The LG G6 Plus will launch first in South Korea by next month, in the usual G6 color options, plus new ones such as optical marine blue and optical terra gold (both now also made available for the regular G6).
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