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Shiny is hip! LG G6 rumored to sport a glass back, borderless edge-to-edge display, and other goodies

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Shiny is hip! LG G6 rumored to sport a glass back, borderless edge-to-edge display, and other goodies
So, for the past couple of days, we've been seeing various leaks and renders of the upcoming LG G6. The rumors suggest that LG has given up on the modular concept, which was introduced with the G5 and widely ignored by the general public, and is moving to a more conventional take, evolving the G5's shapes.

Now, another leak sheds some more light on what LG may have in store for us. According to the anonymous report, the G6 will sport a glass panel on its back, and what some call a “2.5D display” on the front. Don't worry, 2.5D isn't something mind-bogglingly techy — it's just a way to describe a glass panel, which goes almost fully end to end, leaving almost no side bezels, and is arched in a way that makes it transition seamlessly into the phone's body. That very arch is why the term 2.5D was coined. Not entirely accurate, but hey — neither is “4D cinema”.

Back to the G6 rumors, the leakster says that we will be seeing wireless charging and water-resistance added to LG's flagship — long overdue features, especially considering that the manufacturer has Samsung's Galaxy phones to compete with. Display size is said to remain the same as the one on the G5 – 5.3 inches. Maybe the G6 will be slightly more compact, then?

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posted on 29 Dec 2016, 04:28 1

1. ThE_fLaSh (Posts: 26; Member since: 10 Dec 2016)


Looking forward !!

posted on 29 Dec 2016, 04:35 2

3. shaineql (Posts: 421; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


Last year was about design , but this year it's about whole package, being monster.
LG already missed the train, and look at Samsung , S8 is shaping to be a beast.

posted on 29 Dec 2016, 07:51 3

11. trojan_horse (Posts: 4177; Member since: 06 May 2016)


And the design of the phone in the thumbnail photo of this article is roughly the back of the Galaxy S7, with an (unusual) LG logo at the back... It's clearly fake, bruh.

posted on 29 Dec 2016, 11:07 2

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


Bitches better bring swappable battery and ir blaster or im jumping from G4 to S8. I want the same strong features G4/5 have but newer ones as well.

posted on 29 Dec 2016, 04:38 4

4. shield (Posts: 479; Member since: 12 Sep 2015)


LG G6 is good, but battery must be 3500mAh to compete with Samsung.

posted on 29 Dec 2016, 05:13

6. Settings (Posts: 2291; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


Battery capacity is half of the equation. A 2800mAh can compete with a 3500mAh in terms of battery duration.

posted on 29 Dec 2016, 06:06 3

9. shaineql (Posts: 421; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


Nope, not versus Samsung , especially not S8 with new exynos and 10nm ram (exclusive to S8 at the moment ).

posted on 29 Dec 2016, 05:09

5. donrox (Posts: 191; Member since: 18 Jul 2014)


"2.5D isn't something mind-bogglingly techy — it's just a way to describe a display panel, which goes almost fully end to end, leaving almost no side bezels"

???

posted on 29 Dec 2016, 05:24 3

7. ibend (Posts: 6549; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


"leaving almost no side bezels""
iPhone also use 2.5D screen and still have lot's of side bezels

posted on 29 Dec 2016, 05:30 2

8. lallolu (Posts: 543; Member since: 18 Sep 2012)


Please, no glass back!

posted on 29 Dec 2016, 07:07

10. John-Knotts (Posts: 343; Member since: 28 Feb 2015)


Yes. Please glass back! Wireless charging please!

posted on 29 Dec 2016, 08:19

12. NJSteve (Posts: 41; Member since: 25 Aug 2015)


Droid Turbo has 3900 MA battery

posted on 29 Dec 2016, 09:41

13. Moose (Posts: 405; Member since: 05 Jan 2015)


I agree about battery life. I don't care for LG's gimmicky approach since the LG G3, which I loved at first until I got fed up with its feeble battery life. I only buy phones now that have 2-day battery life, like the Lenovo Zuk series, the Meizu Pro 5, Xiaomi Mi 5 and the Xiaomi Redmi 3S. Why pay more for barely one day of battery life??!!

posted on 29 Dec 2016, 10:03 2

14. BoiledCabbage (Posts: 7; Member since: 29 Dec 2016)


LG Work on Battery and UI dammit

posted on 29 Dec 2016, 13:08

16. monoke (Posts: 726; Member since: 14 Mar 2015)


So glass looks to be design choice of all major oems except htc... Interesting.

posted on 29 Dec 2016, 17:35 1

17. ezfidel (Posts: 37; Member since: 25 Dec 2012)


How about AMOLED screen display? If I wanted a old IPS screen I'll use a iPhone.

posted on 29 Dec 2016, 20:24

19. Romantico3pe (Posts: 117; Member since: 14 Sep 2015)


No thanks, If i wanted crappy prone to burn in screen ill buy samsung

posted on 29 Dec 2016, 18:38

18. PHYCLOPSH (Posts: 520; Member since: 28 Jun 2014)


Sounding great in the looks department. Whatever you do though, don't buy an AT&T model. They will always be about 6 months behind with their software updates because they don't give a damn about their customers and would rather you buy a new phone to get the latest version of Android.

posted on 30 Dec 2016, 04:16

20. Jackdaw (Posts: 51; Member since: 10 Mar 2016)


I want LG 4 shape, 5.5 screen but less bezels!
That would be perfect.
Why go for smaller screen when you can just make a more compact phone by chopping off the top and the bottom off a bit.

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