Unlike Apple and Samsung, adding “Plus” to an LG does not make it bigger. In fact, the LG G6 Plus was just announced and is identical in size to the regular G6 we got earlier this year. So, what’s the difference? More RAM, four times the storage, more colours, and a quad DAC!
Wait, what’s a DAC? This geek is glad you asked. It stands for digital to analog converter. Basically, it makes the audio coming from your headphone jack that much better, and especially works great with premium headphones; premium headphones like the Bang & Olufsens that will be bundled in with the G6 Plus. The G6 was very fragmented by region to begin with. While the US market got wireless charging, we did not get the quad DAC. Hopefully, this LG G6 Plus has a more consistent rollout.
In addition to the fancy audio shenanigans, the Plus will have 6GB of RAM instead of the regular 4 gigs of the original phone. It will also carry 128GB of storage instead of the 32GB in the non-Plus. The one thing I really wish would have been upgraded? The processor. The Plus will continue to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, instead of the current-gen 835 in the Galaxy S8.
All you slightly superficial smartphone buyers out there will be happy to hear that the G6 Plus will come in two new colours. In addition to Black and Platinum, you can now get this flagship in Marine Blue and Terra Gold. Which is your favourite?
This obviously isn’t a revolutionary update. It isn’t a game changer either. In fact, I would argue it’s what the regular LG G6 should have been at launch. What do you geeks think? Would this be reason enough to drop your current phone and pick up an LG G6+? Let me know in the comments!