The flagship smartphone wars is set to start again this year. LG’s flagship phone, the G6, looks to be an interesting addition to this year’s choice of smartphone. The company needs a successful smartphone to come out this year, what with the lackluster performance of last year’s LG G5, reports CNET.
The LG G6 release date has been revealed. Reports say the new LG flagship phone will be available for pre-order starting March 9. US buyers will get their phones on April 7. The G6 is set to be officially unveiled at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this February 26.
The design of the LG G6 has been a point of discussion for many tech critics. LG ‘s risky decision to create a modular phone in 2016 cost them the loss of a huge market share. Their flimsy modular design did not take off, while rivals like the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Google Pixel dominated the Android arena, reports The Verge.
— LG UK (@LGUK) February 7, 2017
LG G6 Release Date confirmed: Specs Revealed
LG recently revealed on Twitter the specs of the upcoming phone. The post says that the phone will feature a big screen and a form factor that will easily fit into one hand. CNET reports that the G6 will have a unique slim figure, which will allow people to use the device one-handed.
— krispitech (@krispitech) February 3, 2017
The phone will feature a 5.7-inch screen with an aspect ratio 18×9. The slim figure is wholly unique to most flagship phones on the market today. Android smartphones nowadays usually require two hands to operate. The trend of increasing the screen size of smartphones every year effectively killed the one-handed phone design.
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) February 6, 2017
The G6 will have a waterproof feature, which is a departure to the nonwater-resistant G5. The water-resistant design means that the G6 will no longer have a removable battery. One of the few good features of the G5 was the ability to swap batteries on the go.
The most notable new feature of the G6 is its near bezel-less display. Bezel-less displays are somewhat of a trend this year, with the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the iPhone 8 reportedly having the same feature.
The LG G6 will run using the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. No news yet regarding its camera and screen resolution, although rumors say that the device will have a 4K display.
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