The LG G6 is official today! LG did little to surprise anyone this time around, in fact they kind of embraced the culture of twitter leaks instead. There are no surprises here. But that’s not necessarily a bad thing, the G6 definitely trumps last year’s G5.
It’s pretty safe to say that a newer variant of something is better than the previous iteration. But I don’t mean that the G6 is not just better overall, I mean it’s better in it’s basic conception.
Last year’s G5 was exciting for about 20 minutes. It looked like a premium metal device with some awesome added functionality in the form of snap-ons (they called them modules). Then people got their hands on it and it seemed much more like a plastic bag of gimmicks. Turns out it was ‘metallic’ (mostly plastic), and the modules were all but useless, not to say impossible to find in the U.S. The software and performance were also middling at best. In short, the phone was a flop. Instead of trying to be a good phone, it tried to be a type of revolutionary phone, and it ended up being a gimmicky phone.
This year, we can safely say that LG is back to the basics. Instead of trying to win the spec game they focused on performance; instead of trying to transform the market with a gimmick they subtilely tweaked the dimensions of the screen; and most importantly, instead of giving us a ‘metalic’ device, they made one that is actually made out of metal and glass (ps, it looks awesome).
I’m excited to give this guy a try, and it’s been more than 20 minutes, I checked the clock.