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Report: LG's 2018 flagship to feature 6.1-inch screen, SD-845 inside; June launch possible

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LG's 2017 flagship, the LG G6
According to a report published today, LG's delayed flagship phone could be launched in June. An anonymous source, who was briefed on LG's plans to release a smartphone with the code name "Judy," says that the handset will feature a 6.1-inch screen. This will be a new type of display called MLCD+. Thanks to a white sub-pixel that will be part of the RGBW matrix, the display will be very bright (in the 800-nit range) but consume 35% less energy than a typical IPS LCD screen.

Under the hood will be a Snapdragon 845 mobile platform carrying an octa-core CPU and the Adreno 630 GPU. 4GB of RAM is inside along with 64GB of native storage. On back will be a dual camera setup (13MP + 13MP, both with f/1.6 apertures), and the device will carry an IP68 certification rating. The latter means that the unit can be submerged in nearly 5-feet of water for up to 30-minutes, and escape unscathed. The phone will also have a case that meets military specs, similar to the LG V30, and stereo speakers will adorn the model.

Last year, you might recall that thanks to Samsung's deal with Qualcomm that gave it the exclusive first dibs on the Snapdragon 835 chipset, the LG G6 was powered by the Snapdragon 821. This year, LG isn't having any of that! Instead of launching before the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, it will be released after the new Samsung flagship models,and will be powered by Qualcomm's top of the line Snapdragon 845 mobile platform.

source: VentureBeat

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