LG says the smartphone is coming to Bell, Eastlink, Fido, Freedom Mobile, Koodo Mobile, Rogers, SaskTel, Telus, Videotron and Virgin Mobile. Unfortunately, the company did not reveal carrier and unlocked pricing, but MobileSyrup will update this story when we have additional information.
The following retailers will also carry the G6 at launch: Best Buy Mobile, Tbooth wireless, Wirelesswave, Costco Canada and Wow! Mobile Boutique.
“The LG G6 answers the call of consumers with the features that are most important to them, like an amazing camera packed with innovative new features and a large display, all wrapped up in a sleek and sexy design,” says Shelly Walia, brand manager, mobile communications at LG Electronics Canada, in a recent statement regarding the smartphone’s Canadian launch.
During my brief hands-on time with the LG G6, I was impressed with the phone’s 5.7-inch 18:9 display with HDR10 and Dolby Vision support, though I question how many apps will actually support the wider screen format. The G6’s narrower bezels also made the phone more comfortable to hold, especially when it comes to one-handed use.
However, G6’s lack of a Snapdragon 835 processor, the silicon that expected to be featured in Samsung’s still unannounced Galaxy S8, is one of the smartphone’s most significant shortcomings. I also found that the phone focuses slowly, especially in low-light, despite its camera being upgraded to a 5-megapixel f/2.2 shooter and its dual rear cameras featuring a 13-megapixel wide angle f/2.4 lens and a standard 13-megapixel OIS f/1.8 lens.
We’ll have more on the LG G6 when we get our hands on a review unit of the smartphone in the coming weeks. Until then, check out our recent hands-on with the smartphone.