LG Electronics says its newest smartphone – the LG Q6, the first model in LG’s new Q series of smartphones – will become available to consumers this week.
The Q6 shares DNA with the G6, the first smartphone to offer LG’s FullVision display, which enables a large screen on a phone that can be used comfortably with one hand – one of the biggest challenges facing smartphone design this decade, LG says.
LG Q6’s 5.5-inch FHD+ FullVision display offers maximum space and easy multitasking, as the screen can be divided into two square windows, viewable either vertically or horizontally. Square Camera Mode enables the merging of two images into one and the creation of square-grid collages.
LG is also touting the Q6’s durability as a key feature. The metal frame is constructed of 7000 series aluminum – a strong alloy commonly used in the aerospace and marine industries – with rounded corners to dissipate impact energy when dropped.
LG says the Q6 was designed with MIL-STD 810G in mind – a standard that tests and measures devices for their reaction to temperature extremes, rain, humidity, sand and dust to determine their suitability for use by the United States military.
The battery in the Q6 has also been subjected to an extra harsh testing process. And to disperse heat most effectively, a thermal pad cooling system is incorporated in the interior and key components are placed far from one another to minimize internal heating, LG says.
“We designed the Q series based on extensive research into what millennials want from their smartphones,” said Juno Cho, president of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company.
The LG Q6 will be available this week in Korea, soon to be followed by key markets in Asia, Europe, Middle East and the Americas in the weeks to come.
Pricing and exact date of availability will be announced locally in each market.