LG Electronics releases G6 in more markets

SEOUL-- LG Electronics Inc. said Thursday it has released the G6 in major countries in Latin America, speeding up efforts to expand sales of the flagship smartphone.

South Korea's No. 2 tech giant said it has started selling the G6 in Brazil and other Latin American countries by joining forces with 31 mobile carriers in the region, including Brazil's Vivo, TIM and Claro.

The South Korean company said Latin America is one of the fastest growing markets for smartphones. LG said it plans to start production of the G6 smartphone in Brazil for local sales starting in the second half of 2017.

LG Electronics also plans to release the G6 in major Asian countries, including India and Singapore, by the end of this month. Other new markets also include Saudi Arabia and South Africa. LG earlier kicked off sales of the G6 in North America and Europe in April.

Featuring a 5.7-inch screen and dual 13 mega-pixel rear-facing cameras, LG said the smartphone has been enjoying rising popularity on the back of what it calls a "Full-Vision" display that comes with an 18:9 screen aspect ratio.

The G6 smartphone also earned the "MIL-STD 810G" certificate issued by Maryland Electrical Testing, by meeting tough security requirements approved by the U.S. Department of Defense.

Source: Yonhap News Agency

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