LG's G6 phone goes on sale April 14, priced at $988

A 5.7-inch display takes up almost the entirety of the phone's front panel, with minimal bezel on the sides.
A 5.7-inch display takes up almost the entirety of the phone's front panel, with minimal bezel on the sides. ST PHOTO: LESTER HIO
The G6's cameras come with a wide-angle view for both its rear and front cameras, which allow users to take wide landscape shots or squeeze more people in a selfie.
The G6's cameras come with a wide-angle view for both its rear and front cameras, which allow users to take wide landscape shots or squeeze more people in a selfie.ST PHOTO: LESTER HIO

SINGAPORE - LG announced on Wednesday (April 5) that its latest flagship smartphone, the G6, will go on sale here on April 14 at $988.

The G6 returns to a more traditional unibody design, after the Korean chaebol experimented with a more modular design with its previous G5. The G6 comes in three colours - black, grey and white.

A 5.7-inch display takes up almost the entirety of the phone's front panel, with minimal bezel on the sides. In a first for LG phones, the G6 features a 18:9 aspect ratio compared to the traditional 16:9 one, which lets users run two apps at the same time with each taking up half the display space.

While the display size just narrowly makes the G6 a phablet, the elongated design makes the G6 feel smaller than it really is. It is possible to use it in one hand without much discomfort. However, it is relatively thick, with a good heft to it.

The G6's cameras come with a wide-angle view for both its rear and front cameras, which allow users to take wide landscape shots or squeeze more people in a selfie.

The G6 also comes with a quad digital-to-analog audio converter, which lets the smartphone play high-resolution audio.

It will run the latest version of Android (7.0 Nougat) and comes with Google's latest artificial intelligence software, Assistant. This allows users to make searches and issue voice commands in a natural way that the smartphone will understand.

Local G6 buyers will get an additional 12-month warranty for the phone, bumping the warranty coverage to two years.