LG G6 render shows similar design to LG G5

LG G6 render shows similar design to LG G5
This morning, we told you that in an effort to get off to a good start by beating the Samsung Galaxy S8 to the marketplace, the LG G6 would be introduced in late February and launched in March. Last year, the LG G5 was announced on February 21st, but was not offered for sale until March 31st. The Samsung Galaxy S7 was also introduced February 21st, but was already on sale starting on March 11th. This year, LG wants this to be reversed with its flagship model getting first crack at phone buyers.

Today, we get our first look at an LG G6 render from @ShaiMizrachi, who has previously produced accurate renders of both LG and Samsung models. The design is similar to the LG G5 with a dual-camera setup in back and a fingerprint scanner underneath the cameras. The big question that everyone wants to know is whether the latest model will offer the modular accessories like the LG G5 does. LG's implementation of modular was not that impressive compared to Motorola/Lenovo's Moto Mods for the Moto Z line. The render, unfortunately, doesn't give us a clear idea whether LG is going to outfit its new flagship phone with a modular build once again.

What we might see is a 5.3-inch to 5.5-inch display with a 1440 x 2560 resolution. A Snapdragon 821 chipset or a Snapdragon 835 SoC could be found under the hood, and LG could stuff as much as 6GB of RAM into the phone. Thanks to the modular build of the LG G5, the device offered a replaceable 2800mAh battery. We could see something similar with the LG G6, even if the manufacturer decides to put the kibosh to modular. Still, Mizrachi sees a wider bottom for the LG G6 compared with the LG G5, and a slimmer top. That could indicate that the modular accessories will return, or it could simply mean that the phone will be endowed with a thicker (and higher capacity) battery.

source: @ShaiMizrachi via AndroidAuthority




Posts: 657; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

Nice! I like the G5 aesthetics. Only better battery please + no bootlooping.

18. NJSteve

Posts: 42; Member since: Aug 25, 2015

LG should just stick to one flagship... merge the V20 and G6... into the VG26!!!

17. R-vjn

Posts: 301; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

i'm okay with the render design.. i just hope the bezels will be crazy slim. Also, bring an OLED 2K display, water resistance, at least 12MP wide angle secondary camera with AF, better battery life and better optimizations...you have an almost perfect phone and my money

15. AndroidsDaBest

Posts: 3; Member since: Dec 01, 2016

LG, this design sucks!!!

14. Joosty

Posts: 497; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

If this is in fact the G6, it's already losing against the S8 and htc 11

12. aegislash

Posts: 1541; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

The rear of this, the G5, and the V20 sums up exactly why I am not a fan of the major OEM's dual camera setups. The camera area is just so obnoxiously huge and ruins what could have been such a pleasing aesthetic. So far, Huawei's Honor 8 and P9 take the cake when it comes to dual camera design. They look so classy, sit flush with the body, and don't have that ugly *black pill* border around the cameras.

16. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Dual-cameras aren't primarily for aesthetics... Good optics requires space!

11. Clars123

Posts: 1082; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

on a more positive note..looks like the side bezels have been shrunk on the 5.3 inch display.or Lg has returned to a 5.5 inch one. If the render is correct then the back isnt removable which I fine with but I'd like to know how they'll liven up that boring back design. Their old button placement and material choice worked but the G5 was hideous at best. Let's wait and see

10. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

Terrible design and will probably be plagued with BootLoop issues.

9. tyger11

Posts: 299; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

I'd like a V20S with SD835 and removable battery, please.

8. manojmcn

Posts: 634; Member since: Jul 16, 2015


7. mikedemoda

Posts: 130; Member since: Mar 19, 2010

hmmm unless the front panel is graced with an edge-to-edge display, i see another year of loses for LG mobile

5. tangbunna

Posts: 496; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

no more LG again.

4. ara.armagedon unregistered

Ugly pos

3. WakaFlakaD

Posts: 576; Member since: Apr 30, 2011

Looks like a baby V20 to me

6. shield

Posts: 900; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

Or this is render on V20S Dimensions: 72mm x 149mm x 8.0mm same dimensions as LG G6 render

2. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Don't make it ugly this time and improve on the modules.

1. shield

Posts: 900; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

hmm... LG no same design aka G5.

13. asirfaysal

Posts: 109; Member since: Jul 19, 2016

yeah.. A very bad decision

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