LG G6 Plus released in Canada

So, it's no secret that I've been an LG fan and the G6 has been the perfect companion for me.  It's got everything I want, a good camera, Qi charging, IP68 ...

Then LG comes out with the V30 (which I'm still hoping to review), which can muddy the water; which is the phone for me?  G6 vs. V30. 

Now there's the G6 Plus [what is it about companies wanting to add "plus" to their lines... anyways].

note that they will only be offering it in Marine Blue

What is the Plus variant, how does it compare?  Hopefully, I can find out as it's now available in Canada through Videotron.

But on paper, here's how it stacks up:

G6G6 Plus
Price (CDN)$1000$1000
Processor2.35GHz x4 + 1.6GHz x4
TypeSnapdragon 821Snapdragon 821
Rear Cam13MP (f/2.4, 125deg) + 13MP (f/1.8, 71deg)13MP (f/2.4, 125deg) + 13MP (f/1.8, 71deg)
Front Cam5MP (f/2.2, 100deg)5MP (f/2.2, 100deg)
ReleasedApril 2017 Nov 2017
OtherIP68 / QiIP68, Qi, QuadDAC

So the big difference here is the 128GB of storage and the addition of the QuadDAC (funny, in some markets the G6+ had 6GB of RAM). All for the same price of the original.

Not bad at all.

See the ress release below

Never one to stop innovating, LG brings the first flagship variant to Videotron

TORONTO, November 22, 2017 — LG Electronics Canada Inc. (LG) will be introducing a new version of its highly regarded flagship the LG G6 to Canada. The LG G6 Plus offers all of the great features of the flagship, like the 5.7" FullVision display, with the added bonus of additional storage and premium sound.

“We’re excited to offer the LG G6 Plus to Canadians through an exclusive partnership with Videotron,” said Puneet Jain, Head of Marketing at LG Electronics Canada Inc. “Videotron has been a fantastic carrier partner over the years and was actually the first to offer the premium V Series device to Canadians. The LG G6 Plus continues this tradition of firsts.”

Adding to LG’s impressive line-up of mobile devices, the LG G6 Plus features Hi-Fi Quad DAC playback – delivering an amped up sound experience with 24-bit playback for immersive audio that more closely resembles the original performance*. It also features a generous 128GB of onboard storage and will be available in Marine Blue.

The LG G6 Plus will be available at Videotron starting November 22, 2017.

Key Specifications:
·         Chipset: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 821 Processor with X12 LTE
·         Display: 5.7-inch 18:9 QuadHD+ FullVision display (2880 x 1440 / 564ppi)
·         Memory: 4GB RAM / 128GB Internal / Up to 2TB External
·         Camera:
o   Rear Dual: 13MP Normal Angle (F1.8 / 71°) / 13MP Wide Angle (F2.4/ 125°)
o   Front: 5MP Wide Angle (100°)
·         Battery: 3,300mAh Non-Removable
·         Operating System: Android™ 7.0 (Nougat)
·         Size: 148.9 x 71.9 x 7.9mm
·         Weight: 163g
·         Network: GSM, HSPA+, LTE-A (3CA)
·         Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac (Dual Band) / Bluetooth 4.2 BLE / NFC / USB Type-C 2.0 (3.1 compatible)
·         Colour: Marine Blue
·         Others: IP68 Water and Dust Resistant / Face Recognition / Dolby Vision™ & HDR10 Supported / Google Assistant / 24-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC /

*Wired headphones or Speakers required