Black LG G6 leaks out

Black LG G6 leaks out
Far from being one of this year's best kept secrets, the LG G6 smartphone has been pictured numerous times until now, despite the fact that it won't be officially showcased before February 26. Earlier today, we saw a white LG G6 next to its predecessor (the G5), and now we have newly leaked renders that show a black variant of the upcoming handset.

Revealed by Evan Blass (known as @evleaks on Twitter), the new renders present the front, rear, left, and right sides of the G6

Given Evan Blass' reputation, we're likely looking at renders that LG itself will use to promote the phone. Now, these are not exactly high-quality images, and it appears that they've been cropped from some marketing material. Update: Added higher quality renders, which certainly provide a proper look at what the G6 is all about when it comes to design.

The G6 is a metal-made, non-modular phone that sports a 5.7-inch Full Vision display with rounded corners. This is bound to become the world's first smartphone to offer an unusual 1440 x 2880 pixels screen resolution, while also becoming LG's first global flagship handset to be dust- and water-resistant. You can find out more about what's expected from the device by checking out our LG G6 rumor review.

We'll be here to share all the details about the new handset as soon as LG finally announces it at MWC 2017 this Sunday.

 
source: Evan Blass (Twitter)

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  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2880 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, Quad-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh(20.5h talk time)

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70 Comments

1. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

This is how the g5 should've been ....

6. sgodsell

Posts: 7209; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I just hope it's an AMOLED display. If it is, then this will also be a Daydream VR compatible smartphone, and it will be the highest resolution with Daydream VR.

16. notfair

Posts: 719; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

it would be great but i feel it will have an ips :( maybe it will have the new qled :D

20. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

With Google's Daydream being the hot-topic when it comes to flagships, I do not think LG would deliberately make the G6 non-compatible by not implementing an AMOLED display... especially when it's competitors are all bracing themselves for the Daydream platform.

31. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

I'm still not seeing the importance of daydream. I've not heard of anyone except reviewers using it.

23. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

LG already announced that it will be an LCD display. They also mentioned that the gap between the outer glass and the actual display will be thinner, which will improve the image quality a lot. Samsung does the same with their super AMOLED (hence "super", it means that the display is close to the glass). The XZ was the first phone for sony with a thinner outer glass, and it improved a lot!

29. peace247 unregistered

Generic design... Neither great not bad.

36. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Lowest latency and faster responsive rate is what makes Super AMOLED more suitable for the Daydream platform, as per Google itself. So, it isn't just about the display being closer to the glass.

56. Genza

Posts: 576; Member since: Mar 12, 2014

That is true OLED technologies have response times far superior to LCD technology, and can reduce motion blur significantly. However, all consumer OLED Displays are sample-and-hold, which leads to the same amount of motion blur as a traditional LCD Display. In this review you can see that the S7 Edge has 12ms response time for black to white and 20ms for grey to grey. http://www.notebookcheck.net/Samsung-Galaxy-S7-Edge-Smartphone-Review.161628.0.html The result still better than LG G5. http://www.notebookcheck.net/LG-G5-Smartphone-Review.165016.0.html However the backlight in G5 display flickers at 2273 Hz so sensitive user will not experience eyestrain or headaches or even notice the flickering. The 240.4 Hz on S7 Edge is relatively low because human eyes still can perceive flicker at 500hz some even at 800Hz. http://www.nature.com/articles/srep07861 We also know that some high end lcd monitor can have response time less than 5ms for example JDI just developed new IPS display with response time 3-6 ms. http://www.j-display.com/english/news/2016/20161121.html So using LCD IPS display for VR is not as bad as you may think

42. eelpout

Posts: 34; Member since: Oct 13, 2016

yep, I went from an HTC One A9 (AMOLED) to the Sony Xperia XZ and have no complaints about the XZ's LCD whatsoever. No, it's not pitch black but it's very good.

50. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Using custom rom i can use Daydream on my lg g5 so the crap about amoled needed is a joke..

68. Highside

Posts: 197; Member since: Jan 31, 2017

If no removable battery, LG just committed suicide.

71. Highside

Posts: 197; Member since: Jan 31, 2017

It BETTER have a REMOVABLE BATTERY. If not, LG just committed suicide.

2. manojmcn

Posts: 633; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

Nice but cannot beat S8

15. jellmoo

Posts: 2562; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Honestly, I agree in most use cases, but the stupid positioning of the fingerprint scanner on the S8 is really close to a deal breaker for me.

26. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Seriously? Lol

32. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Same!

67. notfair

Posts: 719; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

spot on! same for me.

17. You_Dont_Say

Posts: 431; Member since: Jan 26, 2015

You Samsung trolls are very annoying. Clearly you like the G6 if you must be on articles concerning it.

22. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Commenting on an article about a smartphone does not translate into liking the smartphone itself... Are you deliberately being irrational now?

24. EC112987

Posts: 1214; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

That fact you commented on his comment means you're guilty of being a troll? Lol

47. Bankz

Posts: 2531; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

At least it certainly means you're interested.

38. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The phone runs Android. Also the only Android available to honestly compare this too, is Samsung. What is your problem with us Android users mentioning other Android OEM's? I like all devices and am interested in all OEM's even if I compare them to APple or Samsung. So what! No one is trolling. What? Because he said it won't beat the S8? Well that is true it won't. But who cares. Its just an option. Its forum. Just skip what doesn't matter to you. Samsung and LG are the first OEM's to release a phone in the USA that will have a near bezel-less design...so whats wrong with people mentioning Samsung? Who else should we mention?

3. jaadaramu

Posts: 10; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

beauty!

18. You_Dont_Say

Posts: 431; Member since: Jan 26, 2015

Yup. Looks better than the S8, and has a flat screen. WIN!

28. TechGirl90 unregistered

Agreed!

39. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

"looks better" - Subjective. I think both the G6 and S8 are, well in black kinda ugly. I don't think "flat" is better than "curved". It all just comes down to preference. I think both are a winner. I can't wait for the LG vs Samsung shootout.

4. Jishnusur

Posts: 173; Member since: Oct 07, 2013

Looks great! Keep up the good work lg. Waiting for those SD821 rants. Guess what, the Nexus 6P probably runs smoother than many phones running SD820/821. End of the day it's all about optimisation. Though LG's not amazing in that, but what's wrong in expecting? No?

7. sgodsell

Posts: 7209; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

The Pixels are using a SD 821, and they are fast. Especially when it comes to sustainable VR graphics speeds and frame rates. The Pixel XL for instance can sustain a QHD display at 60 fps indefinitely. So the SD 821 is a fast SoC.

34. belosava

Posts: 127; Member since: Apr 14, 2014

SD821 is not outdated. It's released in oktober 2016. In real life use you will not see much difference between SD821 and SD835, except maybe in batterylife. But the price of a phone with SD835 chip will be more expensive...

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