LG G6 release date tipped in a leaked image

Reliable tipster Evan Blass has published a press render of the already official LG G6, but what's interesting on this new picture is not the phone itself: it is April 7th date that is set on the screen. This is a solid piece of evidence that corroborates an earlier unsubstantiated tweet by Blass that said the U.S. release date of the G6 will indeed happen on April 7th. Of course, this latest picture is not coming from LG officially, but from Blass' mysterious sources. As such, take it with the proverbial grain of salt, but also remember that Blass' sources have been right most of the time in the past, so we have high confidence that April 7th is indeed the U.S. release date of the LG G6.

An April 7th, 2017 release of the LG G6 is an interesting timing, mostly because the G6's biggest Android rival, the Samsung Galaxy S8 will get officially unveiled on March 29th, and is expected to go on sale in early April as well. If this indeed happens, the LG G6 might not have a time advantage over the Galaxy S8 at all, but let's wait and see.

LG is really trying to get back on track this year by eliminating the attempt at a modular design. It added an IP68 certification rating for water and dust protection. The top and bottom bezels have been reduced along with the side bezels. The phone was unveiled at MWC in Barcelona last month, and has been available for pre-orders in South Korea. After four days, 40,000 units were reserved in the country. While it might not sound like a lot, it is considered a very successful start for the new flagship model.

The LG G6's claim to fame is the new 5.7-inch display with a unique 1440 x 2880 QHD+ resolution and an 18:9 Aspect Ratio. The panel is made by LG Display. Powering the phone is a Snapdragon 821 chipset featuring a quad-core 2.35GHz CPU and the Adreno 530 GPU. This was basically a compromise on LG's part since it could not get its hands on the Snapdragon 835 SoC thanks to Samsung and Sony. 4GB of RAM is inside along with 32GB of expandable native storage. A 2TB capacity microSD slot is available to those seeking additional storage.

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A dual-camera setup is found on back, with both cameras weighing in at 13MP. One has an aperture of f/1.8, while the second one has an aperture of f/2.4 with a 125 degree viewing angle. A wide angle 5MP camera is on front for selfies and video chats. Keeping the hamster wheel spinning is a 3300mAh battery, and Android 7.1 is pre-installed. The LG G6 appears in this render in both Black and Platinum. We have also seen a white color option for the G6, but that one might be available only in Korea.

source: @evleaks

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