LG G6 Release Date, Price, Specs, Features, Rumors, Concept
If we talk about the premium smartphone makers of the world, LG will be hailed as one of the bests. The flagship devices the company produce generally garnered an immense amount of curiosity among the fans and the tech pundits. Last year, at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, the Korean company 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, like modular designs and dual camera. Despite the fact, LG G5 has surprised the world with its innovation; the handset failed to achieve as much popularity as expected. The modular design has apparently backfired for the company, and the fans are craving for something new from the upcoming iteration of this coveted series.
LG G6 Features
With the setback of LG G5, tech gurus, and fans have already set their watch counting days till the next flagship, LG G6 to come out. In this article, we are going to discuss the possible LG G6 release date, price, specifications, rumours and concepts. The post is aimed at giving you a brief idea of what to expect from the upcoming LG flagship phone.We are going to go in details about the upcoming phone, regarding its design, hardware, display, processor and storage, OS and interface, camera, battery, connectivity and sensor options.
LGG6 Design: More Premium Look
The latest LG G5 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. So when the upcoming flagship is concerned, the Korean tech conglomerate is planning to mix glass with metal to add a more premium look and flagship-like feeling to the LG G6.
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.
Omission of the Modular Design
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. 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 the whole concept has just gone wrong for the company, and LG is thinking to do away with the modular design. There is no doubt that the idea behind the modular design was brilliant, but in the implementation part, it went all wrong. And the failure of the modular design has affected hugely in the market share as well as quarterly sales of the Korean company. In a recent interview, the Chief Technologist of LG, Skott Ahn admitted that the company struggled to convince users to purchase modular accessories and thus they will value the customer feedback by omitting the modular design in the upcoming LG G6.
Talking about the customer feedback, LG recently posted a video on YouTube which asks the smartphone users about the wishlist of their ideal smartphone. While many have indicated a large yet durable and portable handset with a powerful camera, the most highlighted and common demand was the inclusion of the waterproof technology. The Korean company was thinking to incorporate the water-resistant technology in their flagship devices for a long time, but the main constraint was the modular design. But as LG has almost decided to do away with the modular design in the upcoming flagship handset, we are very sure that the LG G6 will be IP68 certified.
Introduction of the Heat Pipes
After the debacle of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, every smartphone making company is playing safe especially when it is coming to the heat management part. So LG is going to introduce copper heat pipes which will help counter overheating of the battery. The Korean company claims that these heat pipes will make sure that the battery of the upcoming G6 doesn’t overheat even at the temperature of 150 degrees.
Copper heat pipes which have high thermal conductivity, are generally found in the PCs and other big sized gadgets to fight off the heating issue and to remove heat from the device. These copper pipes reduce the temperature of the device by ten percent. The tech giant is currently testing the LG G6 batteries at temperatures 15 percent higher than the U.S. and European standards.
Lee Seok-Jong, the spokesperson of the LG Electronics, has confirmed the news and said in a recent interview, “We are conducting battery heat exposure tests to a temperature 15 per cent higher than the temperature set by the international standards of the US and Europe. The battery also undergoes diverse tests such as piercing it with a sharp nail or dropping a heavy object on it from a high place.” Later he added, “We will significantly improve the safety and quality of our new flagship smartphones as more consumers seek safe smartphones.”
We all know that Samsung has lost their ground after the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco and it is a golden opportunity for LG to increase both their popularity and revenue.
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 according to the latest reports, the Korean company is once again going to bring back the large screen of 5.7-inches. Not only that, but LG is also improving the display ratio and resolution to stay ahead in the competition. The display of the LG G6 will come with a screen resolution of 2880 x 1440p and 564 pixels per inch. And the display ratio will be of 18:9. It is noteworthy that, the regular QHD devices feature 2560 x 1440p display resolution and 16:9 display ratio, even the Samsung Galaxy Note 6 also sports the same numbers.
Not only that, the display of the LG G6 is believed to come with a touch sensor embedded inside the display. LG has also claimed that the display would consume 30 percent less battery in comparison to similar-sized displays.Another stunning feature LG is going to incorporate in the upcoming instalment is the thin frame. The new display of LG G6 will be 1 millimetre thick with 0.2 millimetre thick bezels and 0.54 millimetre thickness on the bottom.
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.
LG G6 Processor and Storage:
The latest LG G5 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. But the upcoming LG G6 will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 836 processor coupled with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.
LG G6 Operating System and Interface:
It is 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 Nougat.
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.
LG G6 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.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. If we believe the latest rumours, LG G6 will come with the Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 4.0 standard and will also facilitate the users with the wireless charging facility.
LG G6: Connectivity and Sensor Options
The present LG flagship already comes with finger sensors for security measures, so the expectation is that the G6 will have Retina Scanning Sensors. Alongside LG G6 will have a compass, barometer, gyro, accelerometer, proximity, colour 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 at the MWC 2017 which is going to kick off from 27th February and will end on 2nd March. Our guess is, LG will launch the G6 on the very first day of this event, just like they unveiled G5, last year. The LG G6 will hit the market shelves by the second week of March, 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.The LG G6 will be first launched in South Korea along with North America and Europe. Although the price of the LG phones varies from region to region, a spokesperson of the company hinted that the LG G6 might be priced between $500 and $600.
It seems only a month remains before one of the most anticipated smartphones of the year, the LG G6 sees the light of the day. So mark your calendars and start saving money, because this time LG is going to wreck havoc with their upcoming flagship device.