Last year LG released the G5 which was the companies latest flagship device at the time. The device featured the usual improved specs over the previous year’s model, but it also featured a new modular design.
However, it’s no secret that the modular design of the G5 was likely the exact reason for the device selling as poorly as it did. Now in 2017, it looks as though LG will be ditching the modular design of the G5 with the new G6, so here’s what you can expect from the LG G6.
Let’s start off by talking modular design. A couple of weeks ago after talking with LG, The Wall Street Journal confirmed that LG would be abandoning the “Friends” modules with the G6. A spokesperson at LG stated that consumers just aren’t interested in attaching different modules to their smartphones. Ditching the modular design on the G6 allows LG to add a much bigger battery than was in the G5 or even add more components into the device. LG may even take this opportunity to make the G6 water resistant. This would be because LG would no longer need the extra room to slide the modules in and out of the device.
Although the G6 will be moving away from the modular design of the G5, the device will still be retaining some other important aspects of the G5. The fingerprint scanner, as well as the dual-camera setup are still expected to be included on the rear of the device, keeping that beloved LG style.
Sadly, the LG G6 will reportedly be running on top of 2016’s Snapdragon 821 chipset rather than the newer Snapdragon 835 according to Forbes. Why? Apparently, Samsung and Qualcomm has a deal in place that prevents anyone else using the Snapdragon 835 before the Galaxy S8 debuts in April.
Perhaps the most important information pertaining to the G6 right now, though, is the information that The Verge obtained yesterday. The site was not only able to obtain the first official image of the G6, but a few little tidbits of information as well. Said image is posted at the top of the article. As for the information obtained, The Verge was able to confirm that the G6 display will be 5.7-inches and have an aspect ratio of 2:1 while also containing very small bezels, which means more screen real estate in a smaller form factor. The Verge was able to confirm that the G6 will be officially unveiled on February 26th and may go on sale as soon as March. This would be a smart idea on LG’s part as it would give them a month or two headstart before Samsung’s Galaxy S8 is predicted to hit store shelves.
Saldly, though, the LG G6 will reportedly be running on top of 2016’s Snapdragon 821 chipset rather than the newer Snapdragon 835 according to Forbes. Why? Apparently, Samsung and Qualcomm has a deal in place that prevents anyone else using the Snapdragon 835 before the Galaxy S8 debuts in April.