After witnessing awful response from the customers for its predecessor, LG is gearing up to launch its next flagship, the LG G6 at the Mobile World Congress 2017 event on February 26 held in Barcelona. And as we get closer to the event, more rumors have been surfacing online giving us some insights on what to expect from the handset.
Here’s everything we know so far about the LG G6 based on the words of the rumor mill.
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Design and specifications
The company, for obvious reasons, is expected to ditch the modular design in favor of a more tried and tested mainstream design. As per the numerous leaks and renders, the LG G6 should don an all-metal unibody design with narrow bezels and rounded corners. LG had already confirmed that the handset will feature a 5.7-inch QHD LCD display with an aspect ratio of 18:9. That’s a decent improvement from LG G5’s 16:9 aspect ratio.
Earlier, the LG G6 was rumored to be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 chipset. However, given that Samsung is hoarding the Snapdragon 835 chipset for its next flagship, the Galaxy S8, LG is believed to revert to the quad-core Snapdragon 821 chipset (2 x 2.35GHZ Kryo and 2 x 1.6GHz Kryo). Graphics will be taken care of by the Adreno 530GPU.
Given the trend in the industry, the LG G6 should pack at least 4GB of RAM, if not 6GB and 64GB of expandable storage space (up to 256GB). Also, these days, a flagship phone is incomplete without a dedicated AI-based voice assistant. It seems like the LG next flagship will be no exception. The rumor mill suggested that LG was in talks with Google to include Google Assistant on the G6. In fact, just a while ago, the company had unveiled a teaser which read “Less Artificial. More Intelligence,” confirming that the smartphone will get its own voice-assistant. Which one, is the question that remains to be answered.
The LG G6, similar to its predecessor, will feature a dual-camera setup at the back (of course, with improvements). However, exact details regarding the same are sparse as of now.
Other rumored specs include Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth, 4G with VoLTE support, wireless charging, IP68 rating, 3.5mm headphone jack, USB Type-C, fingerprint scanner at the back, LG Pay/MST Payments (Magnetic Secure Transmission).
On the software side of things, LG G6 should run Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-the-box. The smartphone is rumored to include a non-removable battery.
Launch date and availability
Like we mentioned earlier, the LG G6 will be showcased on Feb 26 at the MWC 2017 event. According to Evan Blass (@evleaks), the smartphone will be first launched in South Korea on March 9 and then make its way to the global market later on.
The LG G6 is expected to bear a price tag very similar to its predecessor, so expect the price to be somewhere around $650 (roughly Rs. 43,412).
Note: Although the LG G6 is more likely to come with the aforementioned specifications, we cannot vouch for the authenticity of the information provided above. So, take the information with a pinch of salt for now.
Do you think the LG G6 will get the company back on track? If the above information were true, would you buy the smartphone? What else do you want to see on the LG G6? Drop your thoughts in the comments section below.