LG launches LG X6 with 3,500mAh battery and triple rear camera setup

first_imgLG electronics on Tuesday, June 11, launched a new budget smartphone – the LG X6 – in Korea with a 3,500mAh battery and a triple rear camera setup. The newly launched LG X6 is the successor to the LG X5 (2018) that was launched in the country last year and sports a massive 4,500mAh battery and runs on Android 8.0 Oreo.In terms of the specifications, the LG X6 features a large 6.26-inch HD+ display with a waterdrop notch. It comes with a set of four physical buttons. While two buttons on the left can be used to control the volume, the third button on the same side can be used for invoking the Google Assistant. The fourth button sits on the right side which can be used for turning the phone on or off. In terms of the screen, the LG X6, just like a lot of LG’s flagship devices such as the LG G7+ ThinQ, which we reviewed last year, comes with a second screen option which gives the users a quick access to functions such as the frequently accessed contacts, emails and messages.In terms of the techical specifications, the LG X6 runs on the octa-core Mediatek mt6762 processor and sports 3GB RAM with a 64GB memory capacity. As mentioned before, it comes with a vertically stacked triple rear camera setup which includes a 16MP primary sensor, a 5MP wide angle lens with a 120-degree angle of view and a 2MP depth sensor. There a fingerprint sensor under the rear camera setup – a feature that is common to most LG smartphones. On the front, it sports a 13MP selfie camera.advertisementThe newly launched LG X6 features support for 32-bit DAC along with DTS:X technology that provides 7.1 multi channel surround sound. In addition to that, the phone supports LG Pay via NFC and it comes with MIL-STD 810G military grade certification. It will be available in South Korea in Moroccan Blue and New Aurora Black colour variants for 349,800 won (Rs 20,560 approx). As far as the availability is concerned, while the LG X6 has been launched in South Korea, there is no word on when or if the phone will be available in global markets.ALSO READ: | LG to launch a W-series smartphone with triple rear camera setup exclusive to Amazon in India soonALSO READ: | LG Stylo 5 image renders leaked ahead of launchALSO READ: | LG launches LG X5 with 4,500 mAh battery, fingerprint scanner and Android Oreolast_img read more

Read More →

Ice conditions keep Canadian divers from full exploration of Franklin wreck

first_imgOTTAWA – Unexpectedly intense ice conditions meant anxious archeologists had to limit their exploration of the two Franklin expedition shipwrecks earlier this month.Persistent ice off the Yukon and Alaskan coasts caused a three-week delay for Parks Canada underwater archeologists just to access the wreck of HMS Erebus at its gravesite in shallow waters off the coast of King William Island in Nunavut.The ice also meant they had to leave more than a week ahead of schedule, leaving them just a day and a half to explore the wreck or risk their research vessel being stuck in the ice — much like Sir John Franklin’s ships were more than a century and a half ago.“This proved to be the worst ice conditions we have seen,” said Ryan Harris, a senior underwater archeologist with Parks Canada.The team has been part of the Franklin work for more than a decade, ever since renewed efforts to find both HMS Erebus and HMS Terror began in 2007. Erebus was finally located in 2014 and the Terror in 2016.The Franklin expedition has been one of the world’s most enduring mysteries after the two ships and their crews disappeared in the 1840s while trying to map the Northwest Passage. The two ships may hold the clues to finally tell exactly what happened to the expedition, but thus far they have given up few of their secrets.Before this year, divers brought up 65 artifacts from Erebus including its bell, some dishes and part of a boot that contained DNA. Those 65 artifacts belong to the United Kingdom, which was the legal owner of both ships under international law because they were sailing under the British flag when they went missing.However earlier this year Canada and the U.K. completed a negotiation for Canada and the Inuit to take joint ownership of the ships and the rest of their contents. It means the nine artifacts brought up this month are the first to be owned by Canada and the Inuit Heritage Trust.This year’s artifacts, including a stoneware pitcher and a navigational tool, are now in a lab in Ottawa where they are being analyzed and tested for possible clues like DNA and then will be preserved for eventual display in a museum.Terror has not been explored in much detail yet and this year’s plan to use tide and current gages to get a better understanding of the site was kiboshed by the bad weather. Terror was found about 24 metres under the surface of the water in Terror Bay, which was named in the ship’s honour 118 years ago even though nobody knew then the ship was hiding in the bay.It’s location makes it more protected from elements and is in pristine condition with windows still intact and all interior spaces enclosed.Erebus lies in about 12 metres of water and is more susceptible to storm swells that could damage it. In just the last year another part of the upper deck of Erebus fell away exposing deck beams and detaching from the hull.That is one of the reasons exploring Erebus is a priority, but also makes diving in the various decks more risky. Erebus also was the ship upon which Franklin sailed and his cabin could contain a treasure trove of clues, including ship’s logs and captain’s journals. The dive team made it into the cabin of a junior officer on this year’s expedition but didn’t get to Franklin’s.last_img read more

Read More →