LG launches G6+ with quad DAC, wireless charging, more storage

South Korean giant LG has announced a new version of its flagship phone G6, the LG G6+, that now comes with additional storage and premium sound.

The new LG G6+ features a generous 128GB of onboard storage and premium earphones from B&O PLAY to take full advantage of the 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC featured in the smartphone. Available in Optical Astro Black, Optical Marine Blue and Optical Terra Gold, the turbocharged LG G6+ comes with all the innovations of the LG G6 with the addition of wireless charging (available in in some countries only).

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The back of LG G6+ is covered with a lenticular film to deliver an optical effect. On the front, the 5.7-inch screen is framed in all black highlighting the expansiveness of the FullVision display.

The company has also announced new capabilities in the form of Face Print, Low Power Consumption and Covered Lens warning that will be introduced to existing devices via a software update and included in all new LG G6 units sold.

The exact dates of availability of the software update and the LG G6+ will be announced locally in each market.

With Face Print, owners can unlock the LG G6 by simply holding the phone up to their faces without the need to press any buttons.

Another new feature is support for Google’s Awareness API, which uses the All-Ways Aware hub integrated into the Qualcomm Snapdragon Mobile Platform. This enables the LG G6 to sense and collect data at all times from both sensors and wireless connections for the creation of powerful new context-based features, all the while using very little battery power and reducing latency.

Covered Lens warning prevents shutterbugs from spoiling their own photographs with an errant digit.

Since the wide angle lens in the LG G6 covers a large field of view and as such, it can sometimes capture an unwanted finger in the frame if the shooter is not careful. This feature alerts the user with a notification on the display if a finger (or fingers) inadvertently make it into the shot before the shutter is activated.

Initially launched at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona in February, LG G6 comes with 18:9 display format that offers more viewing space and a better immersive experience while streaming videos and playing games.