LG launches the much anticipated Full Vision G6 in India

Flagship Smartphone Features Bold New Screen Aspect Ratio, Ergonomic Excellence, Glass Metal Design and Superb Durability

New Delhi, April 24, 2017LG Electronics India has launched its much awaited flagship smartphone, the LG G6, that features a bold new display format complimented by a cinematic viewing experience, exceptional screen to body ratio, wide angle cameras, water and dust resistant and more. Designed in response to consumer feedback and user opinions, the G6 is a much refined approach to premium smartphones, with a focus on the features consumers want, most notably a big screen that actually fits in one hand.

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Mr. Kim-Ki-Wan, Managing Director LG Electronics India said, We are immensely proud to introduce our flagship smartphone, the LG G6 in India. The product has been designed in response to the feedback that we got from our consumers. We are persistent in seeking that all our products enable peoples’ lives to become easier and which will help them work smarter. With LG G6, we live up to our promise of offering breakthrough technology and distinctive features along with great aesthetics.”

Mr. Amit Gujral- Head Corporate Marketing, LG Electronics India said,LG G6 is a perfect example of our focus on innovation and continued investment in delivering truly compelling smartphone experience to our consumers. The LG G6 is a perfect blend of all that consumers’ desire- minimalistic design, ergonomic excellence and superb durability. We are confident that this product is the best in its league.”

Commenting on the partnership, Mr. Noor Patel, Director Category Management, Amazon India, said “We are delighted to be the partner of choice for one of most anticipated phone of 2017, the LG G6 and offer our customers a chance to own the exclusive access to the smartphone. Smartphones are one of the fastest growing product lines and have repeatedly been one of the top selling categories on Amazon.in. As a customer obsessed company we are constantly looking at increasing our selection and offering the best products to our customers.”

LG and Jio collaboration is not just a partnership, It is a way of celebrating togetherness. It is our endeavor to ensure that under this collaboration, LG and Jio users get the best experience and best value every single day. It will unleash the best experience across 4G voice, video, high speed internet and digital services that will empower the Indians to do greater things.” stated Mr. Sunil Dutt, President, Reliance Jio.

The key features of the LG G6 are:

Excellent viewing experienceOne of the most important aspect that users consider when deciding on a smartphone is the display quality it offers, that majorly dictates how their overall experience with the phone will be. LG G6 flaunts a 5.7-inch QHD+ (2,880 x 1,440 resolution) FullVision display, and for the first time ever in a smartphone, an 18:9 screen aspect ratio. Compared to conventional 16:9 aspect ratio displays, the 18:9 format offers more viewing space and a more immersive experience when streaming videos and playing games.

More to See, Less to HoldThe seamless design which offers a slim width, rounded display, flat camera and a metal frame in 3 colors are some of the other features that ensure one-handed usage, secured grip, increased speed and accuracy, premium feel, manageability while outdoors, pocket-ability and durability. Complimented by narrow bezels, the upper bezel is minimized by rearranging the camera, sensor and speaker in a row on the front upper side. The rounded corners of both the body and display not only unify the design but also dispersing the impact if the phone is dropped. The new UI 6.0 with control functions located at the bottom of the screen allows for more convenient single-handed operation.

In fact, ergonomics research teams led by Dr. Andris Freivalds at Pennsylvania State University and Dr. Ji Yong-gu at Yonsei University tested the LG G6 for stability when holding the phone, comfort in various postures and actions, as well as muscle fatigue when using the smartphone for long periods. The LG G6 received the highest marks in all test categories.

Transform Your Mobile Viewing Experience with Dolby Vision- The LG G6 is the first smart phone to feature Dolby Vision technology which supports HDR 10, both of which are standards for High Dynamic Range (HDR). With this upgrade, the picture quality is enhanced with the colors being both dark and brighter than ever before, revealing greater detail for a truly immersive viewing experience. A special treat for the consumers who love to access content online has been introduced in the smartphone. HDR content from Netflix and Amazon can now be watched on the G6 in stunning HDR quality. Amazon will also increasingly create 18:9 content for a cinematic viewing experience on the 18:9 QHD+ display.

Get More In, Leave Nothing Out –The G6 comes with a dual wide angle camera to ensure that your clicking experience is a pure delight. G6’s 5MP front camera covers a wide range of 100 degrees for more inclusive selfies. Plus, the wide angle camera reduces edge distortion, which makes for more natural images. Its 13 MP rear camera covers 125 degrees lens on the wide angle to capture panoramic shots that regular phones cameras can’t. The G6 delivers an outstanding and unique camera experience by creating seamless transitions when zooming in and out between the wide-angle and standard camera lenses even during 4K video capture.

Square Up and ShareAnd to view selfies, wefies, wide angle pictures and even the ones in the new Square Camera Mode, recent LG G6 photos appear in one window in film mode which means users don’t need to move to their gallery to review them. The G6 provides a Square Camera function which divides the 18:9 ratio display into two identical squares. The LG G6 can also take perfectly square photos in 1:1 ratio, ideal for Instagram, Snapchat and other social media apps. Users can also choose other ratios, such as 4:3, 16:9 and 18:9. Users can also take pictures in 1:1 ratio in one window, while checking, editing and uploading pictures in another window immediately after shooting. What’s more, users can create GIFs by combining between 2 and 100 photos from the gallery.

Built for the Unexpected –The G6 is the top notch in its league when it comes to reliability. It is durable, water and dust-resistant and battery safe. The IP68 water and dust resistance makes it safe to be immersed in up to 1.5 meters of water for as long as 30 minutes. While full screen with glass and minimal bezel is prone to breakages, G6 has passed MIL-STD 810G tests—26 different angle drop tests from chest height. It supports QC 3.0, enabling users to charge up their phones in less than an hour.

Google Assistant, now at your service –The smartphone has built-in Google Assistant that works seamlessly and intuitively with LG apps, empowering users to get fast answers, manage everyday tasks, enjoy the best music and videos and search the G6 more quickly and efficiently than ever.

3 variants (64 GB) are available in black, white & platinum priced at 55,000/-.

Key Specifications: *

The key features of the LG G6 smartphone are:

  • Chipset: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 821 Processor
  • Display: 5.7-inch 18:9 QHD+ FullVision Display (2880 x 1440 / 564ppi)
  • Memory: 4GB LPDDR4 RAM / 64GB UFS 2.0 ROM / MicroSD (up to 2TB)
  • Camera: Front 5MP Wide (F2.2 / 100°) and Rear Dual: 13MP Wide (F2.4 / 125°) / 13MP Standard OIS 2.0 (F1.8 / 71°)
  • Battery: 3,300mAh (embedded)
  • Operating System: Android 7.0 Nougat
  • Size: 148.9 x 71.9 x 7.9mm
  • Weight: 163g
  • Network: LTE-A 3 Band CA
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac / Bluetooth 4.2 BLE / NFC /
  • USB Type-C 2.0 (3.1 compatible)
  • Colors: Astro Black / Ice Platinum / Mystic White
  • Other: Water and Dust Resistant / Fingerprint Sensor / UX 6.0 / Dolby Vision™ / HDR10 / Qualcomm Quick Charge™ 3.0 / 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC

NI and AT&T Collaborate on One of the World’s Fastest mmWave Channel Sounders for 5G

New System Provides Measurements of mmWave Spectrum in Milliseconds 

Bengaluru, India, April 13, 2017 – NI (Nasdaq: NATI), the provider of platform-based systems that enable engineers and scientists to solve the world’s greatest engineering challenges, and AT&T* (NYSE: T) today announced their collaboration on one of the world’s fastest and most accurate tools for 5G  Millimeter Wave (mmWave) channel characterization.

mmWave frequencies look to play a big role in the future of 5G. They have already been earmarked by the FCC, 3GPP and other standardization bodies for 5G mobile networks. Channel measurements capture how wireless signals are affected in a given environment. For instance, channel measurements can show how signals reflect off of, or are blocked by, objects, such as trees, buildings, cars and even people.

Wireless channel characterization is very important for wireless researchers defining 5G technologies as it will help lay the foundation for the architecture and design of these new wireless networks. AT&T and NI believe this work will likely play a role in AT&T’s future 5G deployment, through the creation of accurate models that help map out the details of where AT&T places its network equipment to provide customers with the best possible mobile experience.

“Utilizing mmWave spectrum for mobile 5G presents many challenges which we believe can be solved,” said Marachel Knight, senior vice president of wireless network architecture and design, AT&T. “We identified early on that designing and real-time monitoring of mmWave spectrum needs to be much more precise than today’s cellular systems. With the help of NI’s flexible hardware and software platform, AT&T developed a new type of channel sounder and we’re using it to develop highly-advanced models that will work for our network.”

Nicknamed internally within AT&T as the “Porcupine,” the channel sounder is the first of its kind and is proprietary to AT&T. It provides real-time channel parameter measurement and monitoring capability. The channel sounder, designed by AT&T, utilizes an architecture based on NI’s mmWave Transceiver System. This one-of-a-kind design provides several key advantages. It allows angle-of-arrival (AoA) measurements that would typically take 15 minutes or more to be completed (using pan-tilt units) to be performed within 150 milliseconds and display the results in real-time.

The channel sounder uniquely captures channel measurements where all the data is acquired and processed in real-time. Other channel sounding approaches capture raw data and post process to characterize the channel while only giving one-measurement every 15 minutes. The “Porcupine” on the other hand can provide about 6,000 measurements in that time. It’s like capturing 15-minutes of action with a video instead of a still photo. A video tells the whole story, while a photo just shows a moment.

The capability of real-time measurement eliminates the need to repeat experiments or to adjust the equipment to take multiple measurements from one location.  Since parameter extraction is done in real-time, the integrity of collected data can also be evaluated in real-time. Thus inaccurate data can be replaced immediately with a new set of measurements at the time of evaluation. Using other approaches, an entire evaluation day could potentially be lost if the collected data is post-processed.

To AT&T and NI’s knowledge, the speed and accuracy of this mmWave channel sounder makes it uniquely capable of making fast measurements of a channel. Thus, for example, the “Porcupine” allows the measurement of 5G mmWave frequencies via drive testing. This capability has previously remained out of reach for other mmWave channel sounders. As the 5G ecosystem looks at new use cases for 5G such as assisted driving, connected car, self-driving cars and more, the ability to study and model vehicular channels will become ever more critical.

“The NI mmWave Transceiver System and LabVIEW system design software enabled AT&T and NI to define and develop a channel measurement system unmatched in the industry today,” said James Kimery, director of RF research and SDR marketing at NI. “The combination of PXIe and LabVIEW FPGA provided the bandwidth, data and signal processing capability, and flexibility necessary to meet the requirements of mmWave and expedite 5G deployment.”

NI Demonstrates World’s First Real-Time Over-the-Air Prototype for Verizon 5G at 28 GHz

Prototype achieves 5 Gbit/s peak data rates, scalable to over 20 Gbit/s 

Bangalore, India – March 22, 2017 – NI (Nasdaq: NATI), the provider of platform-based systems that enable engineers and scientists to solve the world’s greatest engineering challenges, today gave the world’s first public demonstration at 28 GHz of a real-time, over-the-air prototype aligned with the Verizon 5G specification at the IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC) in San Francisco. The system uses OFDM with eight component carriers in a 2×2 downlink MU-MIMO configuration with hybrid beamforming and a self-contained subframe, yielding a 5 Gbit/s peak throughput, and is scalable to over 20 Gbit/s with eight MIMO streams.

Verizon announced the availability of its 5G Technology Forum specification in 2015. Although the industry is developing products and technologies to conform to the standard, no public over-the-air demonstrations have occurred at 28 GHz until now.

Developers built the prototype using NI’s mmWave Transceiver System with a new version of the RF mmWave heads operating at 28 GHz and phased array antennas developed by Anokiwave and Ball Aerospace. The 28 GHz frequency band is significant because Verizon and its partners designated it for deployment in the United States. The prototype system was completely written with LabVIEW system design software and features fully modifiable real-time code for both the base station and the user equipment (UE or CPE).

“This prototype demonstrates the power of the NI platform,” said James Kimery, director of RF research and SDR marketing at NI. “Researchers can take advantage of the combination of hardware and software to rapidly prototype new wireless standards and iterate quickly to reduce time to results. They can now prototype and test the Verizon 5G specification and move immediately to 5G New Radio once the standard stabilizes.”