This year, LG has a huge chance, one that doesn’t occur that often, and they should exploit it to the max! After Samsung announced that they will delay the release of the Samsung Galaxy S8, expected to make its debut on March 29, LG knew that they can steal the show at MWC 2017, by introducing their new flagship, LG G6.
There are just a few days left until the handset will make its debut, so, like every year, we know pretty much everything about it. Of course, we don’t exclude the scenario in which LG still manages to surprise us with a few features that they managed to keep secret!
Keeping it short, let’s see what we can expect from the LG G6 and if it does have any chances against the Samsung Galaxy S8!
First of all, let’s start with the looks. Apparently, it will be completely different from last year’s model, featuring tempered glass on both sides and a metal chassis at the core. It seems that fans didn’t fancied that much the G5’s painted aluminum body, so, even though a glass handset is not as durable as a full aluminum one, it will definitely look better.
On the other side, there are some sources claiming that LG will actually use a “highly reflective metallic material on the rear”, according to TechRadar. This rumor might actually be true, considering that a leaked image with the handset, spotted a few weeks ago, almost fits the description. Of course, it’s not clear enough to figure if the material is glass or metal, but we’d go with metal. Let’s hope we don’t get it wrong!
Moving on to the front of the device, we’re looking at some minimal bezels and a display with rounded corners and a really weird aspect ratio! But we’ll get to this in a few moments…
The LG G6 is said to come with a 5.7” display, therefore being a phablet, rocking a QHD+ resolution of 2880 x 1440 pixels, resulting an aspect ratio of 18:9, a first for the smartphone market, and a pixel density of 564 pixels per inch.
What makes the display even more special is the fact that it’s 30% less power hungry, compared to previous panels used by LG, and it delivers better touch performance, not to mention being easier to view in direct sunlight.
Like mentioned above, the bezels will be very thin, resulting a 90% screen-to-body ratio. Somebody got a bit of inspiration from the Xiaomi Mi Mix, if you ask us…
Considering that this QHD+ 5.7” display was confirmed, there’s no doubt that the final version of the LG G6 will come packed with this panel!
Ok, now this is the part where things get the more interesting. Since we’re talking about a flagship smartphone, there’s no doubt that it should come with the latest, high-end offerings in terms of chipset, but the G6 is now following the trend. And not like if they didn’t want to, but they were forced to!
As you probably know, when it comes to chipsets, the best model of the moment is Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835, but since Samsung bought pretty much every available unit, LG was left with no other option and used the Snapdragon 821 instead. Yes, it’s a very powerful chip, used by other high-end smartphones, like the Google Pixel or the OnePlus 3T, but hey, it’s not the latest model!
The chip will most likely be aided by 4 GB of RAM, while the storage capacity wasn’t confirmed yet, but we’re expecting at least 32 gigs of internal space, with the possibility of expanding it, thanks to a microSD card slot.
Finally, keeping the light on will be 3200 mAh battery, the largest power pack ever used by a phone from LG’s G series. Unfortunately, it won’t be removable, like the one on the G5, but you don’t need to worry about overheating, since the LG G6 is using heat pipes and other core components, pulling all heat away, not to mention that the battery was seriously tested, in order to avoid pulling a Galaxy Note 7. Exploding, that is.
Except the fact that the LG G6 will have a dual camera setup, there aren’t any exact rumors about the sensors. If we’re allowed to take some wild guesses, we’d say that it will feature both standard and wide-angle lenses, as well as some improvements, like a higher megapixel count and improved optical zoom. Still, don’t expect wonders from the latter.
It’s worth mentioning that the G6 will come with Android 7.0 Nougat on board, customized with LG’s new US 6.0 interface, which brings advanced multi-tasking and an improved camera experience, not to mention that it allows you to enjoy your favorite games in a whole new way. Also, the side-by-side app layouts, which create square apps on the screen is definitely interesting, as revealed by a teaser video!
Otherwise, the smartphone will feature a new Quad DAC, for an improved audio experience, with no distortion or loss of acoustic information, as well as a new wireless charging transmission module, able to power the phone to 50% in just 30 minutes.
The USB Type-C port will be present, same as the headphone jack, but one of the most interesting rumors claims that LG G6 will use an advanced AI system, which could be Google Assistant or Amazon’s Alexa. Oh, and let’s not forget about the fingerprint scanner, mounted on the back of the phone!
And this wraps it up, ladies and gents. This is everything we know so far about the upcoming LG G6! Since there are just a few days left until the official unveiling, we’re convinced that more and more leaks, including press images will start hitting the Web over the next days, but the information presented above is just enough to help you make an overall image about what to expect from the flagship.
What are your first thoughts? Would you buy the LG G6 or you’re also expecting to see what the competition is planning to release? Let us know, by dropping a few lines in the comments section below!