LG G6 starting price said to be $50 higher than G5 because of these leaked specs
by Daniel Petrov / Feb 02, 2017, 3:07 AM
LG itself said that this screen with the unorthodox 2:1 Univisium aspect ratio will be the window to the G6's soul. The top and bottom bezels will allegedly be shrunk to take up only 4mm of space at the front in total, adding to the "all-screen" roster that will seemingly be a trend this year. The phone will apparently have a dual camera setup (duh) and a fingerprint scanner (double duh). The 32-bit audio DAC from the V20 is also being planted to the G6 as well, claims the source.The other rumor, for a 5.7" 1440x2880 pixels LCD panel is not a rumor anymore, as
An interesting twist is that LG has decided not to offer all features in all markets, but mix and match where it makes sense. A wireless charging coil, for instance, will be installed in the overseas LG G6 models, but a Magnetic Secure Transmission (MST) chip will be for domestic consumption only, as MST-processed mobile payments haven't really caught on apart from Samsung Pay which is ubiquitous in Korea. In fact, a Samsung Pay Mini app will be released in the Korean Play Store that will allow any Android phone to do these transactions. Korean customers, however, won't be getting the wireless charging models, as there is seemingly sparse usage of the option there.
With this feature mix strategy, LG is reportedly trying to keep the costs down, as the G6, with all these new features and premium design materials, is already with a starting price of W870,000 ~ W890,000, which is about $770, on its home turf. That is more expensive than the launch tag of the G5 there ($720), though arguably the phone is also introducing plenty of new features to the G-line as well. An LG analyst said that a $40-$50 higher price tag compared to the G5 won't be a problem, as the G6 is convincing enough, adding that both Samsung and Apple will be jacking up the price tags of their unorthodox Galaxy S8 and iPhone 8 editions this year as well. This statement might serve as a tangential proof to the rumors that the S8 will command a higher price than the S7 at launch, but we'll have to wait two months to hear what it is. Fortunately, we won't have to wait as much for the G6, as we've already been invited to its unveiling February 26, on the cusp of the MWC expo in Barcelona.
- 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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and still no mention of the battery size? the G6 is really shaping up to be a monster tbh
posted on Feb 02, 2017, 3:15 AM 1
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I'm very curious to know why smartphones generally skimp on stereo speakers, let alone front facing ones. it's quite absurd I must say. btw, does this article basically confirm wireless charging, and lg pay? hmm, who knows lg might be prepping an their all in one Iris scanner from the looks of things.
posted on Feb 02, 2017, 3:21 AM 2
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Still LCD? That's disappointing...
posted on Feb 02, 2017, 3:53 AM 3
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Bettr stick with lcd ... Their oled is trash :p
posted on Feb 02, 2017, 5:55 AM 0
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If they keep the FM radio, this will be the most feature-rich flagship, even with SD821. And I love how narrow it is with such a huge display. 71mm width was 5,2" display territory just last year. I'm happy to see 70mm wide flagships return as the 76mm+ norm of yesteryear is just a bit too wide for my taste. I can't wait to have the two Samsungs compared with this G6.
posted on Feb 02, 2017, 4:06 AM 1
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Android Phone manufactures should just resort to making iPhones since nothing really sets an Android phone apart from Apple anymore except Google. Really sad in my opinion, but I guess it's Google who is to blame.
posted on Feb 02, 2017, 4:12 AM 0
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"...nothing really sets an Android phone apart from Apple anymore except Google." Umm...What? First, they can't make iPhones because Apple is the only one who can make iPhones. They don't license iOS to other phone manufacturers like Google does with Android. Second, the only thing that sets Android apart from Apple is Google? NSS. That's like saying Microsoft should start making Macbooks because nothing really sets a Windows laptop apart from Apple except Microsoft.
posted on Feb 02, 2017, 5:31 PM 0
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All I have to say is that it better have a bigger battery, like 4000mag if it is sealed....LG isn't known for optimizing their battery in their phones....I have to charge my G4 at least twice a day unless I swap the battery out which is convenient when I am not at home. I really don't care about water resistance so LG why not have 2 phones one with removable battery and one with water resistance.....then we will see which one outsales the other?
posted on Feb 02, 2017, 4:45 AM 0
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So, they will make price based on LG's biggest mistake!? Doesn't they have any idea that G5 was already overprised for what it offers, and now they think if they finally do right thing with a device, that it must have even steeper price!? I could understand if it comes with 50$ bigger pruce that g5 currently has, but 770$ for en LG??? They have lost it... They are not premium player any more, they had a thing with G2, and they gave missed opportunity to keep rolling with g3... Now, they are not even close to Samsung and Apple, but still they think they are... Just like Sony and HTC, they will soon be in big problems, they are lucky that they get profits from home devices, so theit mobile division can pley and lose money.. But for how long!? 770$ for a device without sd835? I know i won't be buying that, or even think about it.
posted on Feb 02, 2017, 6:51 AM 0
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