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LG G6 prototype photos leak, show slim bezels and dual camera

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LG G6 prototype photos leak, show slim bezels and dual camera
Photos of an LG G6 prototype showed up online, giving us another early peek at the smartphone after past week's renders. The photos are consistent with both leaked renders, although the prototype obviously doesn't portray the device in its finished state.

Up front, the smartphone boasts very slim screen bezels, although the display isn't curved. Rather than an "all-screen" design with curved edges or other bezel-destroying acrobatics, LG pursued an optimal screen-to-body ratio and went for an elegant design that looks understated and sturdy, rather than immediately striking.

The back has that prototype vibe going on with random cables sticking out, a mismatched hole, and what looks like a plastic panel instead of the metal that's expected in the final design. However, the dual camera, dual LED flash, and fingerprint scanner are clearly visible in an arrangement which resembles a surprised robot face.

The third photo shows the chamfered metal frame up close and personal. Cutouts for a mono speaker and an USB Type C port are found on the bottom side.

The LG G6 will be announced on February 26 at MWC 2017 in Barcelona. We'll probably see more of it in the weeks ahead, unless LG has shrouded the smartphone in an impenetrable veil of secrecy at this point.


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posted on 31 Jan 2017, 15:07 12

1. Bankz (Posts: 1365; Member since: 08 Apr 2016)


Monster!!! those almost non existent side bezels tho.. LG finally kills it in design..

posted on 31 Jan 2017, 16:54 2

21. vijay.alapati (Posts: 179; Member since: 08 Jan 2015)


its hard to say when ur looking at phone when screen is off and bezels are black.

posted on 31 Jan 2017, 17:34

29. croshio (Posts: 26; Member since: 26 May 2014)


edited the first pic well moderate bezels and although i doubted it the display has curved corners.

posted on 31 Jan 2017, 19:47

30. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 3319; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


LG doesn't use black boards on their phones and given all we now about the new display I think it's safe to say the screen to body ration on the G6 is going to really good and this prototype looks to prove that promising.

posted on 31 Jan 2017, 15:19 1

2. sissy246 (Posts: 3542; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)


Looks like the V20

posted on 31 Jan 2017, 15:32 1

3. John-Knotts (Posts: 337; Member since: 28 Feb 2015)


If they keep the price under $700, may be my next phone.

posted on 31 Jan 2017, 15:38 3

4. _Dr3w (Posts: 2; Member since: 31 Jan 2017)


The front they nailed!! The back....?? Is a source of major disappointment. The camera housing design looks just like my G5 and looks very similar also to the V20. This is the area of the phone that makes it ugly for me. Aesthetically, it just looks better if the camera housing is not so big and boxy. Just look how Huawei nails the camera housing design with THEIR dual cameras on the Mate 9/Pro, Honor 8, P9/Plus. Damn... something told me they wouldn't get this part right :-(

posted on 31 Jan 2017, 15:48 1

7. shield (Posts: 463; Member since: 12 Sep 2015)


Mate 9 It has rotated nothing more! and it has to be better? and in what? Honor 8 better but no OIS, he needs more space.

posted on 31 Jan 2017, 16:56

22. rocketman1 (Posts: 99; Member since: 07 May 2016)


From the picture of the back, it seems the camera is indented vs the bulge. But since its a prototype who knows. G3 g4 g5 has swappable batteries. If g6 doesnt, im out. That and ir blaster. Keep the main features always. f**k waterproofing. Waterproofing is for the what if case scenario. Swappable battery is for day to day use. Way more useful.

posted on 31 Jan 2017, 17:22

26. soloked (Posts: 2; Member since: 31 Jan 2017)


I hope the camera is indented. The only reason I use a case it not to scratch or shatter the camera lense.

posted on 31 Jan 2017, 22:40

34. Highside (Posts: 136; Member since: 31 Jan 2017)


Great point about the battery. I agree 100%.

posted on 01 Feb 2017, 05:02

40. ShaikhJGI (Posts: 217; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)


They tried swappable batteries in previous iterations, just to see lackluster sales & loss. Wider customers are not accepting it & these 3 models are one of the least sold smartphones on the market today. So LG is trying to bring a change. Hope this makes sense :-)

posted on 02 Feb 2017, 09:38

44. Highside (Posts: 136; Member since: 31 Jan 2017)


Not accepting it? No, you don't make any sense. None at all. There are zero negatives about a removable battery. The Galaxy S5 proves that a phone can be both waterproof AND have a removable battery. It also proves the fact that the phone manufacturers think consumer are morons, and based on the posts on here, and sales figures, they are correct.

posted on 31 Jan 2017, 15:43 1

5. shield (Posts: 463; Member since: 12 Sep 2015)


Awesome, GO LG GO! Kick-Ass S8 NOW!

posted on 31 Jan 2017, 16:10 1

16. sissy246 (Posts: 3542; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)


LG's are not bad phones,but they will never kick Samsung's S phones or note phone Ass.

posted on 31 Jan 2017, 15:45 2

6. galaxy-gear (Posts: 119; Member since: 30 Sep 2016)


Good but it's not eleganr like leaks's s8!

posted on 31 Jan 2017, 15:50 4

9. shield (Posts: 463; Member since: 12 Sep 2015)


S8 is Ugly same design aka S7/E/ N7...Glass is not a good solution,
not resistant.

posted on 31 Jan 2017, 16:08 3

15. Clars123 (Posts: 924; Member since: 16 Mar 2015)


but the back is going to be made of glass though..so what are you on about

posted on 31 Jan 2017, 15:50 2

8. abdoualgeria (Posts: 654; Member since: 27 Jul 2015)


Good design .... Crappy UI ...

posted on 31 Jan 2017, 15:53 4

10. shield (Posts: 463; Member since: 12 Sep 2015)


Crappy? No LG UI Is best UI in Mobile World.

LG UI is not LAGWIZ.

posted on 31 Jan 2017, 16:12 5

17. abdoualgeria (Posts: 654; Member since: 27 Jul 2015)


Its funny how u you say lagwizz when my 2 years old s6 is like day one ... I think its been fashionable to hate on touchwizz .... Ohh by the way touchwizz becomes ' samsung experience '
Cioa.

posted on 31 Jan 2017, 16:58 1

24. rocketman1 (Posts: 99; Member since: 07 May 2016)


Both suck actually if you install a lot of apps. Tales forever to boot and tons of lag. Keep apps to a minimum and they fly. Ui in lg has a lot of fantastic features. 2 people can listen to the same music. 1 through Bluetooth the other wired and it play it to both. So if you go for a walk with your partner then u can listen together.

posted on 31 Jan 2017, 15:56 1

11. Xperia14 (Posts: 875; Member since: 01 Sep 2015)


Awesome!! This may be my first LG smartphone!

posted on 31 Jan 2017, 16:05 2

12. Basharhd99 (Posts: 92; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


heavenly compared to the G5

posted on 31 Jan 2017, 16:06 1

13. Plasticsh1t (Posts: 1778; Member since: 01 Sep 2014)


The hype is real.

posted on 31 Jan 2017, 16:07

14. UglyFrank (Posts: 1887; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


Is it waterproof?

posted on 31 Jan 2017, 16:22

18. jeroome86 (Posts: 1854; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


Just make it more durable then the V20.

posted on 31 Jan 2017, 16:24 1

19. dnomadic (Posts: 78; Member since: 20 Feb 2015)


If it is indeed waterproof it will be time to trade in my G5.... I was hoping for more of an upgrade in the processor department (rumors please be wrong), but a better design and waterproofing will do.

Camera King of 2016 coming for 2017 crown.

posted on 31 Jan 2017, 16:38 2

20. Bankz (Posts: 1365; Member since: 08 Apr 2016)


Err, Nope! that title belongs to the Pixels.. but when it comes to full on manual mode, then lg is in a league all by themselves.. probably the best of all time in that department.

posted on 31 Jan 2017, 17:28

27. shield (Posts: 463; Member since: 12 Sep 2015)


But LG G5, and V20 same camera which has
G4 a V10, and even so it can cope with the changing mobile phones sensors see every year. Samsung etc.

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