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Waterproof LG G6 to include wireless charging?

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Waterproof LG G6 to include wireless charging?
LG's next flagship phone is expected to be called the LG G6. That is the easy part to figure out. What isn't so easy is figuring out what features will be included on the device. According to a report out of Korea published today, the LG G6 will be waterproof. One LG executive was quoted as saying that there is high demand for a waterproof handset in Japan because of the humid and rainy weather.
 
The report adds that this will mean the end of replaceable batteries on LG's flagship phone, which in turn means the end of modular capabilities. Considering that LG was schooled by Lenovo/Motorola on that subject, dropping it might be considered a positive. And speaking of positives, the word is that LG will be using a more expensive waterproofing technique using adhesive rather than the cheaper tape employed by Samsung. While 3M makes the tape used by Samsung for its waterproof  handsets, companies such as Hitachi, Henkel and 3M are competing for the adhesives contract with LG.

Besides featuring a waterproof body, today's report claims that the LG G6 will offer wireless charging and will support LG Pay. The latter is the manufacturer's mobile payment service. Like Samsung Pay, LG Pay will use both NFC and Magnetic Secure Transmission (MST) to authorize a charge card. MST allows the service to be used at over 90% of global retail locations, even at stores that don't have NFC.

We could see the LG G6 unveiled during MWC, which starts next year on February 27th.

source: ETNews (translated) via The Investor.co.kr

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posted on 05 Dec 2016, 11:21 4

1. phonehome (Posts: 809; Member since: 19 Dec 2014)


The Samsung Galaxy S5 has water resistance and a removable battery. LG must do the same if they wish to remain competitive in the smartphone business (either that or a sealed battery that can last for a week with heavy use and fully recharge in 15 minutes).

posted on 05 Dec 2016, 12:08 4

8. UglyFrank (Posts: 1877; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


The S5 was a very versatile device and i've found it impossible to find a device that has all of the S5 features that I need to upgrade to (IR Blaster, Waterproofing, AMOLED).

posted on 05 Dec 2016, 12:17 1

12. youssef44 (Posts: 177; Member since: 29 Apr 2014)


sealed battery that can last for a week with heavy use and fully recharge in 15 minutes !! hahaha are you joking ?? where is the battery can work for a week !! plzzz tell me ?

posted on 05 Dec 2016, 14:33 2

17. Acdc1a (Posts: 347; Member since: 21 Jan 2016)


The S5 is one of the worst devices I've ever used...tell me you haven't broken that charge port cover.

The lag.

Oh, you're giving me nightmare flashbacks!

The S5 should have evolved into the S6 and S7 to include removable batteries...but the overall experience on it at least for me was rubbish.

posted on 05 Dec 2016, 15:06 3

18. sissy246 (Posts: 3518; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)


Loved my s5. I only sold it because the note was more what I needed so I got the note 5.
The only site I had hiccups was this site other wise it never let me down.
Yes my cover broke but I ordered a new one and it took like 3 minutes to change it.
To bad you had problems with yours.

posted on 06 Dec 2016, 06:06

26. zenun12 (Posts: 147; Member since: 31 Oct 2016)


Nokias.

posted on 05 Dec 2016, 11:35 3

2. Sealblaighter (Posts: 274; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


Finally waterproof LG device! It is also possible to keep the removable battery(see S5).

posted on 05 Dec 2016, 11:48

3. shield (Posts: 461; Member since: 12 Sep 2015)


LG V20S aka V34 Isai is Waterproof plus should i replace battery.

Via:
http://www.gsmarena.com/japanexclusive_lg_v34_is_a_52_waterproof_version_of_the_v20-news-21143.php

posted on 05 Dec 2016, 11:52 1

4. Quicksword_Phantom (Posts: 118; Member since: 15 Jun 2015)


Hell no. LG has the worst battery life among flagships. RIP LG.

posted on 05 Dec 2016, 11:53 6

5. phonehome (Posts: 809; Member since: 19 Dec 2014)


Spare replacement batteries can ease that pain.

posted on 05 Dec 2016, 11:58

6. Quicksword_Phantom (Posts: 118; Member since: 15 Jun 2015)


It says the G6 will have a sealed battery.

posted on 05 Dec 2016, 12:06

7. shield (Posts: 461; Member since: 12 Sep 2015)


Sony has the worst, then Apple, HTC ... LG is Average.

posted on 05 Dec 2016, 15:25

19. Gtboost (Posts: 1; Member since: 05 Dec 2016)


Htc - exellent li-po batteries....i have m8 and after 30 months of use still very good battery life.

posted on 06 Dec 2016, 08:21

27. rsiders (Posts: 1042; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)


6 hours SOT on the V20 plus removable battery. Usage rates varies and mine is excellent.

posted on 05 Dec 2016, 12:09

9. UglyFrank (Posts: 1877; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


I'm glad that the iPhone was waterproof because even though it wasn't first, it will make other manufacturers see it as a necessity.

posted on 06 Dec 2016, 08:22

28. rsiders (Posts: 1042; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)


I really dont understamd the obsession with waterproofing. How many times have you accidentally immersed your phone in water or needed to get your phone wet?

posted on 05 Dec 2016, 12:15 1

10. Sprissy (Posts: 191; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


No removable battery may mean no LG for me.....

posted on 05 Dec 2016, 12:38

13. shield (Posts: 461; Member since: 12 Sep 2015)


And what you buy, button mobile? :D :D :D

Nobody does smartphone a removable battery, so get used to it where anybody.

posted on 05 Dec 2016, 15:27

20. Sprissy (Posts: 191; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


My point was that I like LG for the removable battery, if the next one doesnt have that option then there are plenty of other smart phones out there with much better battery life.....LG battery life sucks, hasnt been good since the G2......

posted on 05 Dec 2016, 12:15

11. youssef44 (Posts: 177; Member since: 29 Apr 2014)


Finally!!! hahaha

posted on 05 Dec 2016, 12:40

14. Foxgabanna (Posts: 182; Member since: 11 Sep 2016)


You guys act like you guys are buying all these Pixels, iPhones, galaxies, and HTCs that have had sealed batteries for years. I'm sure the LG G6 will be awesome since they learned their lesson from the G5

posted on 05 Dec 2016, 13:27

15. BATTERY_LIVES_MATTER (Posts: 106; Member since: 01 Sep 2015)


AMOLED screen is a must on LG next flagship. I don't go swimming or shower with my phone so don't care much about waterproof. That's what specialty designed phones like Galaxy Active and Caterpillar branded are for anyway.

posted on 05 Dec 2016, 14:13

16. shield (Posts: 461; Member since: 12 Sep 2015)


http://www.notebookcheck.net/LG-develops-faster-more-efficient-radio-technology-for-5G.186799.0.html

posted on 05 Dec 2016, 16:58

21. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 2181; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


We could see the LG G6 unveiled during MWC,Hmmm alan luvs his G5.

posted on 05 Dec 2016, 17:49

22. Chuck007 (Posts: 1280; Member since: 02 Mar 2014)


Still waiting for a LG phone using in-house OLED technology.

posted on 05 Dec 2016, 18:00

23. TrackPhoneUser (Posts: 244; Member since: 21 Oct 2015)


But will it be able to wirelessly charge under water?

posted on 05 Dec 2016, 19:45

24. keithlum (Posts: 15; Member since: 23 Jul 2015)


We could see the LG G5 unveiled during MWC, which starts next year on February 27th.

LG G5 ?

posted on 05 Dec 2016, 23:19

25. Moldyeye (Posts: 2; Member since: 05 Dec 2016)


Lg v20 has the best battery life i have ever seen

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