Just as it promised, LG today launched its mid-range Q6 smartphone in India. Rumored as the “G6 Mini” before its announcement, the Q6 features a similar FullVision display as LG’s flagship G6. In India, the smartphone has been priced at Rs.14,990, which is lower than what some rumors had been speculating. It will be available exclusively via Amazon India in three colors – Astro Black, Terra Gold, and Ice Platinum.
The Q6 features a 5.5-inch FullVision IPS display with 1080 x 2160 Full HD+ resolution and an 18:9 aspect ratio, resulting in a pixel density figure of 442 pixels per inch. While the display is quite impressive for a mid-range handset, the chipset powering the Q6 isn’t very powerful. The Q6 runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 octa-core SoC clocked at 1.4 GHz, with an Adreno 505 GPU powering the graphics. In terms of memory, the Q6 comes equipped with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of built-in storage, which is further expandable by up to 2TB thanks to a dedicated microSD card slot.
In the camera department, the Q6 is more or less on par with other lower mid-range smartphones on the market. At the rear is a single 13MP camera with an LED flash, while on the front is a 5MP selfie camera with a 100-degree wide-angle lens that lets you take group selfies easily. Moving on to connectivity, the Q6 offers Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2 Low Energy, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, USB OTG, and 4G VoLTE support. There is FM Radio as well, a feature that isn’t very common these days. Powering the internals of the Q6 is a 3000mAh non-removable battery. In terms of dimensions, the Q6 measures 142.5 x 69.3 x 8.1mm and weighs in at 149 grams. It runs on the Android 7.1.1 Nougat operating system out of the box, with LG’s custom Android skin on top.
While the Q6 may not be as impressive as the G6, it does offer a premium build with a Series 7000 aluminum body and MIL-STD-810G certification. However, the Q6 lacks a fingerprint sensor, which might be a deal-breaker for some of you. To compensate, LG has included fingerprint recognition feature on the Q6.
Early birds can get a one-time free screen replacement within six months of the handset’s purchase and in-game freebies worth Rs.3,200. Jio subscribers who purchase the LG Q6 will receive up to 50GB additional data.
LG Q6 is a perfect example of Usability and Aesthetics. It offers Full Vision Display (18:9) which happens to be first in Industry at the price point it offers. With the introduction of this new range, we have ensured that consumers are able to enjoy the best of technology from the house of LG at price points that are well-suited to all of them. The bold, innovative features of the phone will provide an unmatched smartphone experience to them. Now every user will have a personalized product experience with the new Q6 range, said Amit Gujral, Chief Marketing Officer at LG India.
Here’s what Noor Patel, Director Category Management at Amazon India had to say about the online retailer’s partnership with LG with the Q6:
In line with our vision of constantly expanding selection and enhancing choices for customers, we are delighted to be offered exclusive access to the first phone under LG’s much awaited ‘Q series’, the LG Q6. Smartphones are one of the fastest growing product lines and have repeatedly been one of the top selling categories on Amazon.in.