LG G6 Release Date, Price, Specs, Features, Rumors, Concept
LG ranks among the best smartphone companies in the world. Their flagship phones are the talk of the town all round the year. This year at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 16, held in Barcelona, they unveiled the astounding LG G5 at the very first day of the global event. This beast of a device has got everything you can expect from a flagship phone. Added to which it comes with a couple of new and exciting features. With the LG G5 out in the world, tech gurus, and fans have already set their watch counting days till the next flagship, LG G6 comes out. In this post are going to discuss the possible LG G6 release date, price, specifications, rumours and concepts. The post is aimed at giving you a basic idea of what to expect from the upcoming LG flagship phone.
We are going to go in details about the phone, regarding its design, hardware, display, processor and storage, OS and interface, camera, battery, connectivity and sensor options, etc.
LGG6 Design: More Premium Look
The latest LGG5 has got a completely new look compared to its predecessors. It’s worth remembering that the G4 comes with a curved leather body while G5 sports an all metal body with a premium look and feel. Albeit all the changes, the flagship device flaunts a ‘plastic look’, solely because of the thick layer of primer mix paint used on top of the metal. Moreover, we also feel that the round backside of the handset could be more polished, and the design could be more stylised. Also, LG seems to have omitted the slight ‘lip’ design surrounding the display found in the previous versions of the phone. So if they bring back the ‘lip’ design again in the LG G6, it will help the company to retain the brand design.Besides these, we hope LG would also omit its ugly looking camera bulge in the LG G6. We hope the Korean company would look into these matters regarding the LG G6 Design so that it can compete with other metal body flagships like iPhone 7s or HTC One M10.
With the unveiling of G5, the company introduced the first ever modular smartphone to the world. It allows users to take out the bezel found underneath the screen and then inserts a variety of optional “modules”. The company calls it “Friends” and it doesn’t come pre-installed. This has given LG an edge over its rivals. There are two “Friends” available for users that come along with two accessories. The accessories include “LG 360 VR” that brings virtual reality experience to its users and the other one is to enhance the photo clicking experience. But to be honest, none of the modules feels particularly essential. So there is some scopes for improvement. Maybe LG G6 will come with some more module options which will enhance the user’s experience as well as provide the options to the buyers to customise the handset and make it their own.
Fingerprint Scanner at the Front Side
LG introduced the fingerprint scanner with the G5. The scanner is placed on the back side of the handset, which seems like a good idea at first glance, as it is easy to put your fingers on the scanner while you are holding the phone. But if you have put the handset on a desk and wanted to unlock the phone, then you have to take the phone on your palm first, and then have to unlock it. So, we hope that LG will place the fingerprint scanner on the front side this time, which will make the LG G6 more user-friendly.
LG G5 comes with a just a single speaker on the bottom edge of the handset, which is not just enough when you compare the phone with other flagships of different companies, which include a brilliant pair of front-facing stereo speakers.Although most of the people these days prefer listening music via headphones than speakers, and LG has done a brilliant job in that aspect, we would love to see LG G6 come with powerful built-in speakers.
LG G6 Display: Brighter ‘Always-On Display.’
While LG has decreased the screen size of G5, it has kept 2560 x 1440 screen resolution same. But rumours has it that they are once again going to bring back the large screen – 5.7-inches with a screen resolution of 2800 x 1800 with 584 pixels per inch. LG has incorporated the “Always-On Display” feature in the LG G5 just like the Samsung Galaxy S7 so that the user can get all the notifications about all the apps on the top of their screen. But the problem is, to see it’s so dim in this mode that it is difficult actually to see the users what the phone is trying to notify of. So LG G6 should retain the “Always-On Display” mode but should come with a brighter display and also should be protected with the latest Corning Gorilla Glass 5. Although many believe the next LG flagship will have a 4K display as of now, that seems rather unlikely.
LG G6 Processor and Storage:
The latest LG 5 phone comes with quad-core Snapdragon 820 processor along with two low-power cores clocked at 1.59 GHz and two high-performance cores clocked at 2.15 GHz. We’ve heard words that the maker of this SoC, Qualcomm is currently working on a chipset. If G6 is launched around the time the chip comes out then we’d like that to feature in the smartphone. And if the LG G6 comes with Snapdragon 830 SoC then the device will support 8Gb RAM and 64 GB inbuilt storage capacity.
LG G6 Operating System and Interface:
It pretty obvious that a company’s flagship phone will have the latest Operating System. While LGG5 runs on the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow and LG 6 is sure to come with next version of the Android OS – Android 7.0 N. Google had revealed a couple of new features of the upcoming Android at the MWC 16.
We have noted that the South Korean electronics company has already made some changes in the UI and has done away with the ‘app drawer’ in the LG G5. But that move has not paid off well at all and made so many noises that LG had to restore the app drawer again to the phone. Albeit, the users have to manually install an older version of the UI to restore the app drawer, but at least it is now available on the phone. Rumours are, Google is going to remove the ditch the app drawer from Android phones altogether, but until that happens, we want to see LG G6 comes with an app drawer out of the box.
LG G6 Camera: Dual Camera on Both the Sides
Speaking of the camera, the LG G6 has to deliver fans with excellent camera facility. Fans are pretty excited about it. With LG 5 introducing a wide angle dual-rear camera for the first time in a flagship, we expect that the LG G6 will feature 16-megapixels rear camera that can be increased to 21-megapixels with video recording options at 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, HDR for the rear cameras and 1080p@30fps for the selfie camera. Also another newly launched handset of the same company, LG V10 flaunts two cameras on the front. So it will be great to see LG G6 come up with two cameras on both the front and back side.
LGG6 Battery: More Powerful Battery
The LG G5 features a 2800mAh battery and maybe the only flagship to feature a removable battery. But since the G6 is going to sport a bigger display, the handset needs to come with more than a 3000mAh battery to get the juice going for the whole day. Moreover, the other contemporary handsets, they all come with more than 3000 mAh battery capacity, like Samsung Galaxy S7, HTC 10 and even the LG G4 too. So hopefully LG will look into this matter and increase the battery life subsequently. One good feature of the LG G5 is, it supports the Type-C USB and supports Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 standard which means the phone is get charged to 80% in just about 30-35 minutes.
LG G6: Connectivity and Sensor Options
The present LG flagship already comes with finger sensors for security measures, so expectation is that the G6 will have Retina Scanning Sensors. Alongside LG 6 will have a compass, barometer, gyro, accelerometer, proximity, color spectrum etc.
As far as connectivity is concerned, the LG G6 is going to be a (Nano) dual SIM phone and will feature LTE for the first time in the company’s history. Other connectivity options include, Bluetooth v4.2, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, dual-band, hotspot, DLNA, A2DP, LE, apt-X, GPS, NFC, A-GPS and Infrared.
LG G6 Release Date:
Like we already said, LG had unveiled its present flagship LG G5 in the Mobile World Conference (MWC) 2016 in Barcelona earlier this year and launched it in April. The previous flagship, LG G4 also followed the same pattern and was landed in April. Judging by that, the next flagship LG G6 will very possibly be unveiled in the MWC 2017 and shipped off to world market by the mid-week of April in 2017.
LG G6 Price:
LG has always taken care of their fan-base, has always kept parity between the upcoming flagship and the current one, so that it remains affordable. According to insiders, LG G6 is going to be priced at $650-$700.
Though, there’s time for LG G6 to come out, we are going to keep you updated on latest rumors and leaks. Stay tuned for more insights into LG G6 release date, price, features, specs, concept and rumor.