The last couple of weeks saw several rumors come up regarding a new smartphone model from LG. The company finally confirmed that they are working on the LG Q6 and confirmed that it will be the first model for their new Q series lineup of handsets. Industry experts describe the new unit as a mid-range version of their flagship LG G6 smartphone. The new model will be available in three variants. The LG Q6, LG Q6 Plus, and LG Q6α will all feature the same looks and build quality but will come in different storage and RAM configurations.

Build quality and design

LG designed the Q6 with its flagship model as its inspiration. However, instead of the premium metal and glass rear panel on the G6, the mid-range device uses an all metal construction. The back cover boasts a brushed metal finish that slopes gently on each side and corners. Its loudspeaker grille is located on the bottom left portion of its back panel along with a single-camera primary camera and LED flash module to its right (the G6 holds a dual-camera setup). What’s also noticeably absent is a fingerprint reader, unlike its flagship sibling.

Its front area is dominated by an almost bezel-less display with a horizontal earpiece strip above. The proximity sensor and front-facing camera are arranged to its right as well.

The Q6 does not have capacitive buttons below the screen but only features on-screen controls.

The metallic border frame carries its volume rocker, SIM Tray, and MicroSD expansion slot on its left side. The ride portion holds a single button for its power/sleep function. The top frame lacks any relevant features, while the bottom part houses its 3.5mm headset jack and USB Type-C port.

Hardware and Specifications

The LG Q6, LG Q6 Plus, and LG Q6α carry different internal hardware setups depending on the model and these are as follows:

  • 5.5-inch FullVision display with a 2160 x 1080 resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio.
  • A single 13-megapixel main camera with LED flash.
  • 5-megapixel wide-angle selfie shooter.
  • Octa-core 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 64-bit CPU.
  • Adreno 505 GPU. 3000mAh rechargeable lithium-ion battery.
  • 142.5 x 69.3 x 8.1mm physical dimensions at 149 grams.
  • RAM size varies from 2GB/3GB/4GB depending on the variant.
  • Android 7.1.1 Nougat Operating System.

Release date, price, and variants

LG’s Q6 series will be available in different colors for each variant.

The LG Q6 will come in a 32GB internal storage with Astro Black, Mystic White, Terra Gold, and Ice Platinum colors. The LG Q6 Plus will have a 64GB internal memory with Marine Blue, Ice Platinum, and Astro Black colors. T

he LG Q6α is the entry-level variant holding a 16GB internal storage with Terra Gold, Astro Black, and Ice Platinum colors. All variants are expected to launch next month, but prices are currently not provided by the manufacturer.