LG G6 prototype photos leak, show slim bezels and dual camera

LG G6 prototype photos leak, show slim bezels and dual camera
Photos of an LG G6 prototype showed up online, giving us another early peek at the smartphone after past week's renders. The photos are consistent with both leaked renders, although the prototype obviously doesn't portray the device in its finished state.

Up front, the smartphone boasts very slim screen bezels, although the display isn't curved. Rather than an "all-screen" design with curved edges or other bezel-destroying acrobatics, LG pursued an optimal screen-to-body ratio and went for an elegant design that looks understated and sturdy, rather than immediately striking.

The back has that prototype vibe going on with random cables sticking out, a mismatched hole, and what looks like a plastic panel instead of the metal that's expected in the final design. However, the dual camera, dual LED flash, and fingerprint scanner are clearly visible in an arrangement which resembles a surprised robot face.

The third photo shows the chamfered metal frame up close and personal. Cutouts for a mono speaker and an USB Type C port are found on the bottom side.

The LG G6 will be announced on February 26 at MWC 2017 in Barcelona. We'll probably see more of it in the weeks ahead, unless LG has shrouded the smartphone in an impenetrable veil of secrecy at this point.


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44 Comments

1. Bankz

Posts: 2548; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Monster!!! those almost non existent side bezels tho.. LG finally kills it in design..

21. vijay.alapati

Posts: 181; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

its hard to say when ur looking at phone when screen is off and bezels are black.

29. croshio

Posts: 26; Member since: May 26, 2014

edited the first pic well moderate bezels and although i doubted it the display has curved corners.

30. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

LG doesn't use black boards on their phones and given all we now about the new display I think it's safe to say the screen to body ration on the G6 is going to really good and this prototype looks to prove that promising.

2. sissy246

Posts: 7120; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Looks like the V20

3. John-Knotts

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

If they keep the price under $700, may be my next phone.

4. _Dr3w

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 31, 2017

The front they nailed!! The back....?? Is a source of major disappointment. The camera housing design looks just like my G5 and looks very similar also to the V20. This is the area of the phone that makes it ugly for me. Aesthetically, it just looks better if the camera housing is not so big and boxy. Just look how Huawei nails the camera housing design with THEIR dual cameras on the Mate 9/Pro, Honor 8, P9/Plus. Damn... something told me they wouldn't get this part right :-(

7. shield

Posts: 843; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

Mate 9 It has rotated nothing more! and it has to be better? and in what? Honor 8 better but no OIS, he needs more space.

22. rocketman1

Posts: 99; Member since: May 07, 2016

From the picture of the back, it seems the camera is indented vs the bulge. But since its a prototype who knows. G3 g4 g5 has swappable batteries. If g6 doesnt, im out. That and ir blaster. Keep the main features always. f**k waterproofing. Waterproofing is for the what if case scenario. Swappable battery is for day to day use. Way more useful.

26. soloked

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 31, 2017

I hope the camera is indented. The only reason I use a case it not to scratch or shatter the camera lense.

34. Highside

Posts: 197; Member since: Jan 31, 2017

Great point about the battery. I agree 100%.

40. ShaikhJGI

Posts: 361; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

They tried swappable batteries in previous iterations, just to see lackluster sales & loss. Wider customers are not accepting it & these 3 models are one of the least sold smartphones on the market today. So LG is trying to bring a change. Hope this makes sense :-)

44. Highside

Posts: 197; Member since: Jan 31, 2017

Not accepting it? No, you don't make any sense. None at all. There are zero negatives about a removable battery. The Galaxy S5 proves that a phone can be both waterproof AND have a removable battery. It also proves the fact that the phone manufacturers think consumer are morons, and based on the posts on here, and sales figures, they are correct.

5. shield

Posts: 843; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

Awesome, GO LG GO! Kick-Ass S8 NOW!

16. sissy246

Posts: 7120; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

LG's are not bad phones,but they will never kick Samsung's S phones or note phone Ass.

6. galaxy-gear

Posts: 119; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

Good but it's not eleganr like leaks's s8!

9. shield

Posts: 843; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

S8 is Ugly same design aka S7/E/ N7...Glass is not a good solution, not resistant.

15. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

but the back is going to be made of glass though..so what are you on about

8. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

Good design .... Crappy UI ...

10. shield

Posts: 843; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

Crappy? No LG UI Is best UI in Mobile World. LG UI is not LAGWIZ.

17. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

Its funny how u you say lagwizz when my 2 years old s6 is like day one ... I think its been fashionable to hate on touchwizz .... Ohh by the way touchwizz becomes ' samsung experience ' Cioa.

24. rocketman1

Posts: 99; Member since: May 07, 2016

Both suck actually if you install a lot of apps. Tales forever to boot and tons of lag. Keep apps to a minimum and they fly. Ui in lg has a lot of fantastic features. 2 people can listen to the same music. 1 through Bluetooth the other wired and it play it to both. So if you go for a walk with your partner then u can listen together.

11. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

Awesome!! This may be my first LG smartphone!

12. Basharhd99

Posts: 102; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

heavenly compared to the G5

13. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3108; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

The hype is real.

14. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Is it waterproof?

18. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Just make it more durable then the V20.

19. dnomadic

Posts: 416; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

If it is indeed waterproof it will be time to trade in my G5.... I was hoping for more of an upgrade in the processor department (rumors please be wrong), but a better design and waterproofing will do. Camera King of 2016 coming for 2017 crown.

20. Bankz

Posts: 2548; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Err, Nope! that title belongs to the Pixels.. but when it comes to full on manual mode, then lg is in a league all by themselves.. probably the best of all time in that department.

27. shield

Posts: 843; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

But LG G5, and V20 same camera which has G4 a V10, and even so it can cope with the changing mobile phones sensors see every year. Samsung etc.

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