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LG Just Turned Their G6 Flagship into a Mid-Ranger with the Q6

LG today has introduced a new line of smartphones known as the Q series. The first device to launch off this line is the new Q6 which is essentially a mid-range version of the company’s 2017 flagship, the G6. We don’t know how much the phone will cost or how much its brothers, the Q6+ and Q6α, will market for, but we’ll let you know when we do.

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As for specs, the standard Q6 features a 5.5-inch 2160×1080 FullVision 18:9 display, similar to that of the G6 just minus some pixels and 0.2-inches. Since it’s a FullVision display, there’s very minimal bezels which is always welcome. Under the display sits last year’s Snapdragon 435 processor, 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage.

Regarding the Q6+, this handset bumps things up to 64GB of storage and 4GB of RAM. And for the Q6α, LG includes a mere 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage.

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On the back of all three handsets in the top left-hand corner sits a 13MP 100-degree camera alongside a wide-angle 5MP selfie shooter. The Square Camera Mode featured in in the G6 also comes preloaded on these new phones to take better advantage of the display, while Face Recognition is also onboard for logging into your phone faster.

Also loaded on the new Q smartphone is Android 7.1.1 with LG’s UX 6.0 on top. This is actually better software than what the G6 is currently running as it’s still stuck on Android 7.0. Therefore, I wouldn’t be surprised if LG updated its flagship to the latest version of Android sooner than later.

For power, LG packs a 3,000mAh battery in all three Q series handsets. It’s worth mentioning there is no fingerprint sense which might be pretty disappointing for those interested in these handsets.

LG says the Q6, Q6+, and Q6α will launch in Asia next month, while availability in Europe, Latin America and North America will be offered in the near future. A statement from LG’s president shares the company’s interest in extending their premium features to more consumers’ pockets.

“The LG Q6 is a blend of premium features, great performance and attractive pricing, a combination that is extremely important to us as we look at the way consumers are using smartphones around the world,” said Juno Cho, president of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “The Q series is our way of getting the superb experiences with the essence of the LG’s premium line-ups to more consumers’ hands and pockets.”

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Max Buondonno is a technology enthusiast who has been working as a journalist in this industry for more than two years. He has grown up in the age where everyone has a smartphone which has influenced his decision to become a professional technology writer, his passion in life. He's dipped his toes in the development of websites, while you can ask him anything about Apple, Google, or Microsoft and he's bound to give you an answer. He's reachable on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, and email.

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