LG today released a short video that officially confirms one of the important features of its upcoming G6 flagship: the smartphone is water resistant. The video (embedded above) doesn't really tell us anything else, so we don't know just how resistant to water the G6 is. In any case, we're expecting the phone to be at least IPx7-certified, meaning it should offer the same level of water resistance as the iPhone 7 series (if not higher).
Update: Interestingly, LG initially titled this video "G6: Water Resistance" and later changed it to "G6: Pool."
As previously announced, LG will fully unveil the G6 on February 26, at MWC 2017. The smartphone could be released starting March in some markets, but it might not reach the US before April.
Water resistance aside, other confirmed LG G6 features include a 5.7-inch FullVision display with 1440 x 2880 pixels, a wide-angle dual rear camera, and Android 7 Nougat with LG UX 6.0.
Unlike last year's G5, the LG G6 is not a modular phone, though it's still made out of metal. It's said that the handset will be powered by a Snapdragon 821 processor, further offering 4 GB of RAM, USB Type-C port, 32 GB of expandable internal memory, and a 3200 mAh non-removable battery.
So, how do you like the LG G6 thus far?
source: LG (YouTube)
- 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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Go G6! Like a Gee6, like a G6!
posted on Feb 21, 2017, 4:00 AM 6
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posted on Feb 21, 2017, 4:06 AM 0
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Well their teaser said "Resist more. Under pressure", so maybe LG found a way to include better waterproofing than Sony and Samsung. This pool video also suggests very good water resistance capabilities.
posted on Feb 21, 2017, 11:49 AM 0
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LG confirmed it was water resistant over a month ago. Keep up.
posted on Feb 21, 2017, 4:09 AM 0
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Could you please show me where exactly was this confirmed a month ago?
posted on Feb 21, 2017, 4:16 AM 0
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Well that's what I was referring to. And ok, so they don't name the G6 in the video, but it's very obviously a video about the G6 and lists waterproof as one of the features. It was enough of a confirmation for the major tech site I write for to consider it one.
posted on Feb 21, 2017, 6:18 AM 0
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I am not saying it's a 100% sure thing, but I am more likely leaning towards buying the G6 instead of the S8. The more S8 leaks coming out, the more I am losing interest in it. But again, for me it will mostly depend on the focus speed of their cameras.
posted on Feb 21, 2017, 4:11 AM 2
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I am more concerned about the 32 GB internal storage. My next phone needs 64 GB internal storage and should have expandable storage. I am just thinking of the demands of nougat and whatever follows it, how much of that space I would really be getting, and the space I would need for my apps. Not everything can be offloaded onto SD cards. I'm also a little concerned about the battery size.
posted on Feb 21, 2017, 7:16 AM 0
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Definitely water resistant. Spent the day at the beach with the kids. Took photos on the beach, from a tide pool and in the ocean. Fingerprint scanner wouldn't work since my fingers soon became waterlogged but my pattern was easily recognized. Kept it in my trunks while in the ocean with no problems afterward. Only issues, had to blow the screen dry a few times so it would recognize finger movements and took a while to stop registering water in the USB port before I could charge it. Next time I'll look for a USB cover.
posted on Apr 26, 2017, 8:29 PM 0
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