LG introduces new Q6 series mid-range smartphones
LG's G6 is a very solid flagship phone, but if the MSRP price of US$650 is too much for you, we have some good news. It looks like you'll soon be able to get the G6's 18:9 aspect ratio and minimal bezels in a more affordable mid-range phone series, dubbed the Q6.
Naturally, the transition from flagship to mid-range means a reduction in specs (but also size). Rather than the G6's Snapdragon 821 CPU, the Q6 phones are powered by a Snapdragon 435 SoC. While the 435 is an octa-core SoC, they run at 1.4GHz rather than the 2.4GHz of the quad-core Snapdragon 821. An additional performance difference will be the RAM, which is 800MHz rather than the 1600MHz found in the 821. Despite the performance hit, you will still get the marquee features of the G6, namely the 18:9 aspect ratio screen (for multitasking), slim bezels, and 13MP wide-angle camera (which recently won Android Authority's blind Photo Fight).
The Q6 will be available in the following RAM/ROM SKUs:
Q6+: 4GB RAM / 64GB ROM
Q6: 3GB RAM / 32GB ROM
Q6α: 2GB RAM / 16GB ROM
If you're looking for a phone with a great camera and design at an affordable price point, it's looking like LG's Q6 series will be a strong contender. Unfortunately, official pricing is the only thing yet to be announced. You can bet that it will MSRP for less than the G6 is right now, though.