Earlier this month, LG launched the world’s first budget-smartphone LG Q6 featuring an edge-to-edge display in India. It is a tone down version of the company’s flagship device of the year LG G6. The LG Q6 is the first mid-range smartphone to offer a virtually bezel-less display, thanks to LG’s proprietary FullVision display technology. Now, the company is planning to launch a sibling of the device dubbed as LG Q6+. The Q6+ will be an offline exclusive device and come with exact same features as Q6, except for an improved 4GB of RAM.
— Mahesh Telecom (@MAHESHTELECOM) August 26, 2017
This news comes from a Mumbai based retailer Mahesh Telecom’s recent tweet. The LG Q6+ put on a 5.5-inch Full HD display offering extra real state with a virtually bezel-less screen. The display resolution scores 2,160 x 1080 pixels, thanks to LG’s FullVision display.
It is powered by a mid-range processor Snapdragon 435 and gets 4GB of RAM and 64GB of inbuilt storage. For shutterbugs, the Q6 lineup sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 5-megapixel wide-angle lens front camera. The device packs in a 3,000mAh battery and runs the latest Android 7.1 Nougat operating system. The colour options available for the Q6 are Astro Black, Ice Platinum, and Terra Gold.
Recently, India’s homegrown consumer technology brand Micromax has also launched the company’s first edge-to-edge display smartphone – Canvas Infinity. It’s a commendable step for Micromax who was seen struggling from the last couple of months. With the launch of Canvas Infinity, Micromax becomes India’s first smartphone manufacturer to bring the edge-to-edge to budget smartphones. If you remember, Coolpad was the one to introduce the fingerprint scanner in the budget smartphones with the launch of Coolpad Note 3. Back in the year 2015, fingerprint scanner was among the privileges which only flagship devices enjoyed. Coming to the year 2017, every other budget smartphone is seen sporting a fingerprint scanner. I hope to see the same with edge-to-edge displays too in coming years.