1LG G6 Features to Look for at its Mobile World Congress Debut
2It will Likely Have a Large Display
3A Slimmed-Down and High-Quality Design
LG has also said that its G6 will come with a “smaller body” than last year’s model. Several image leaks show a device that is both slimmer and more refined-looking than the G5. In fact, reports suggest the G6 will come with a metal and glass design, putting it on par with other expected handset releases, such as the Samsung Galaxy S8 and iPhone 8, which are expected to come with significant design enhancements.
One would think that a top-of-the-line smartphone would come with the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. However, Samsung worked with Qualcomm on the chip this year and reportedly gobbled up all the initial supply. Therefore, LG is forced to bundle the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 in the G6, which will be a disappointment for those who wanted the latest generation processor.
5Look for Google Assistant
6Waterproofing Is a Sure Thing
7Modularity Will Disappear from the G6
Modularity, the biggest selling point in last year’s LG G5, is officially gone from the LG G6, according to several reports. LG reportedly wanted to waterproof the device and the only way to do so was to bundle a non-removable battery and ditch the ability to swap out components as it did in the G5. Some corporate users who like the idea of a removable battery might not be happy.
8There Will Be Camera Enhancements
LG is planning to follow the crowd with the G6 and offer a dual-lens rear-facing camera. The feature is already available in the iPhone 7 Plus and is reportedly on its way to the high-end Samsung Galaxy S8. LG is hoping that a nicer camera with fast-zoom features could help it at least keep pace with its chief competitors.
9LG Promising Long Battery Life
LG has already said that it plans to offer a big battery in the G6 that will come with long-lasting power. While the company hasn’t put a figure on how long the battery will last, look for it to at least hold up all day long. Also look for LG to talk about safety and the techniques it’s using to limit the possibility of a Galaxy Note 7-like overheating.
10Expect to Find Android Nougat
11Look for Delivery in March
LG is keeping its G6’s pricing and availability close to the vest right now. The company will be holding its press event on Feb. 26 ahead of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. It’s currently expected to release the G6 to stores in March, giving it a full month head start against the Galaxy S8. Pricing has not been disclosed, but given the features, don’t expect it to be cheap.