How you can get LG G6 flagship phone in Australia
As LG officially unveiled the LG G6 in Australia in March this year here is how you can get it if you still are far behind from its latest update. Currently the only retail availability is through Telstra who also have the carrier availability. Telstra will happily sell you an unlocked LG G6 outright for $1,008, or if you want, on a plan. Note that is what was at the time of writing but for latest update you need to stay tuned here.
LG is not bringing the wireless charging model to Australia in either the retail or carrier channels, for those looking for the Quad-DAC HiFi model LG announced that they are looking to see if they can bring this model to market through retail channel only. The Telstra model doesn’t have the Quad-DAC Hifi sound either, so if you’re really looking at this to sway you to purchase then you’ll have to wait and see if LG can bring this model to retail.
As was previously announced, the LG G6 is available exclusively through Telstra. Telstra is offering the G6 in Ice Platinum (Silver) or Astro Black on a range of plans starting at $55 per month with a $27 handset repayment ($82 per month in total), which includes 1GB of data, unlimited talk and text and $550 worth of call credits.
Also there’s a range of plans, and inclusions you can add on. Telstra and LG have partnered on a bonus for early G6 customers on Telstras $95 per month plan that also has a $6 handset repayment ($101 per month over 24 months) which includes an LG FullHD resolution (43LH600T) LED LCD TV.
After experimenting with a modular design with the G5, LG has returned to a premium all-in-one body with the G6 made of aluminium and glass. It’s comfortable to hold, and has a thinner body with an 18:9 aspect ratio making it easier to hold and operate.
Despite the glass, the G6 is more durable with a design that makes it less susceptible to damage from drops. It’s also water and dust resistant with the phone carrying an IP68 rating. It’s a simple thing, but water resistance is definitely a welcome change.
The phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 SoC and comes with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, but that’s bolstered by the inclusion of a microSD card slot with support for cards up to 2TB in size. The processor is a hardy one, currently powering a number of flagships from last year and should handle the day to day running of a smartphone without much issue.
LG has gone wide-angle with their cameras again this year with a dual rear-camera setup offering a 13MP Wide (125°) angle f/2.4 aperture alongside a standard 13MP sensor with f/1.8 aperture. Those dual cameras sit almost flush on the rear with a virtually non existent camera bump. A 5MP front-facing camera completes the setup. Here are the complete specifications: 5.7 inch screen size with LCD technology, 2,880 x 1,440 resolution and PPI 564, Rear camera 13MP Wide (125°) + 13MP Standard (71°) and front camera of 5 MP, Chipset with Snapdragon 821, 4 GB RAM, Storage 32GB-64GB, 3,300 mAh Battery, USB C connector, Android 7 Nougat OS, 163g weight it comes in three colors of Astro Black, Ice Platinum and Mystic White.LG has released the G6 with Android 7.0 (Nougat), which includes the Google Assistant but also included their own LG UX 6.0.
Now check the Telstra website if interested to buy one.