LG has made a decision, based on their survey, to give only the US version of the LG G6 Qi wireless charging. Although this is great for the US customers, consumers outside that want Qi wireless charging are left out. But according to the South Korean company, this is the best choice to cater to the wants of most. So what do the other countries get in exchange for wireless charging?
US LG G6 vs Asian LG G6
With the lack of Qi wireless charging for the Asian counterpart, LG will instead be giving Hi-Fi DAC for high-quality audio. This is a quad audio amp in the smartphone which outputs beautiful sound. Most smartphones skimp on this feature and LG decided to make it a selling point. Well, for their Asian consumers.
Other than Qi wireless charging and Hi-Fi DAC audio, onboard storage will also differ depending on where you buy the phone. An LG G6 from Asia will have 64GB of storage while the US version will have to live with only 32GB.
If you want all the great features the LG G6 offers in one device, you might get disappointed. It isn’t sure whether there will be such a device or not. And if there is one, it will be very difficult to get a hold of it.
LG made this decision because of a survey they conducted which shows the preferences of each region. In the US, people preferred to have smartphones with Qi wireless charging built-in. While the people of South Korea placed more importance on the sound quality of their device.
Sadly, it wasn’t mentioned if storage space was part of the survey. And I believe everyone will always want to have more storage available on their smartphones. This might be a decision made to cut the cost of the device. Nonetheless, it’s a very risky move by LG but we’ll see how well it plays in the coming months.
Do you think LG made the right decision to make different variations of their LG G6?