The LG G6 is definitely water resistant

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)

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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 32GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh(20.5h talk time)



1. AronWunarso

Posts: 245; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

Go G6! Like a Gee6, like a G6!

3. strawhat67 unregistered

Make IP69

21. sgodsell

Posts: 7606; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

LG should have put a bigger battery on board, especially with a higher resolution and larger display. Especially if this device has an AMOLED display, and is going to be Daydream VR compatible.

23. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

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.

26. Highside

Posts: 197; Member since: Jan 31, 2017

Water resistance does NOT require ditching the removable battery. If so, LG just committed suicide.

2. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

It just keeps getting better day after day. Go LG.

4. zachki17

Posts: 294; Member since: Sep 14, 2014

Take my money

5. Stranded87

Posts: 53; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

LG confirmed it was water resistant over a month ago. Keep up.

7. Florin.T

Posts: 318; Member since: Dec 16, 2013

Could you please show me where exactly was this confirmed a month ago?

8. zachki17

Posts: 294; Member since: Sep 14, 2014

10. Florin.T

Posts: 318; Member since: Dec 16, 2013

That's... not a confirmation. A hint, yes, but not a confirmation.

12. Stranded87

Posts: 53; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

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.

13. Stranded87

Posts: 53; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

And if that's not a confirmation then nor is this video you're writing about, since water resistance isn't in the title any more.

15. TechGirl90 unregistered

Actually, the confirmation is there, that site has been up since last month, the hint was for us.

17. devon613

Posts: 127; Member since: Oct 13, 2011

Thats weak give the guy props on proving you wrong. Its more than a hint. No Company go come out with a video an highlight certain features for it not to be on their phone. SMH....

19. TechGirl90 unregistered

Agreed, that'll be very odd of any Company to do.

6. maherk

Posts: 7054; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

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.

9. haris182

Posts: 4; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Snapdragon 821 with 32gb internal? make it US$ 550 or no buy!

11. Ren_Gonzalez

Posts: 59; Member since: Nov 29, 2016


14. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Please no V20 fragile camera lens. This could be the year.

16. Sprissy

Posts: 193; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

Not liking the battery, if not removable 3200mAh is not big enough!

18. hazard1

Posts: 242; Member since: Feb 11, 2017

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.

20. Sprissy

Posts: 193; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

I think Phone Arena has this part wrong because I have seen other sites report 64 gig of storage. But we will all find out soon enough!

22. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

As long as its possible to adopt a sd card as internal memory i dont care if its 32 gb.

24. Jackdaw

Posts: 66; Member since: Mar 10, 2016

Thats is a really bad swimming technique... bitch got no class

25. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

LG's finally stepping up it's game.

27. azcomicgeek

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 26, 2017

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.

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