Netflix Launches Dolby Vision & HDR support for LG G6 Smartphone

Posted Fri May 19, 2017 at 07:30 AM PDT by
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Netflix HDR streaming is now available through LG's flagship phone.

Netflix has launched support for streaming Dolby Vison HDR content through Android mobile devices. The feature is currently only supported through the LG G6 smartphone and requires Netflix app version 5.0 for Android and a 4K HDR Netflix subscription plan. Support for more HDR capable smartphones, like the Samsung Galaxy S8, is expected to be added in the future.

The G6 features a 5.7-inch QHD+ FullVision display with a resolution of 2,880 x 1,440. In addition, the screen uses an 18:9 screen aspect ratio for a more immersive experience -- a first for a smartphone. Likewise, the device has been designed for single-handed ease of use. HDR10 and Dolby Vision support have been integrated as well, allowing for high dynamic range playback from streaming services like Netflix and Amazon. 

Here's a full rundown of specs per LG:

- Chipset: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 821 Processor
- Display: 5.7-inch 18:9 QHD+ FullVision Display (2880 x 1440 / 564ppi)
- Memory: 4GB LPDDR4 RAM / 32GB or 64GB UFS 2.0 ROM / MicroSD (up to 2TB)
- Rear Dual Camera: 13MP Wide (F2.4 / 125°) / 13MP Standard OIS 2.0 (F1.8 / 71°)
- Front Camera: 5MP Wide (F2.2 / 100°)
- 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

A current Netflix subscription starts at $10 for HD streaming and $12 for Ultra HD streaming with Dolby Vision HDR. 

Sources: Netflix via EngadgetLG

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