LG G6 teaser says that the upcoming flagship will be reliable
by Alan Friedman / Feb 13, 2017, 3:18 PM
Sammy's inability to keep the Galaxy Note 7 on the shelves through two recalls has left a small opening through which LG or HTC might emerge as the new Android champ for 2017. While that does seem unlikely, LG thinks that it can take on Samsung when it comes to reliability as you can see from a teaser that was published earlier today. The words, printed in white on a pink background, read "Reliability. Check. Check. Check."
Past issues with LG's flagship include bootloop issues which showed up on the LG G4 and on other past flagship models. Besides having the goal of making the LG G6 reliable by checking the device as it moves through the assembly process, LG is apparently planning on offering free screen replacement for its new flagship. A video that LG disseminated last month showed owners of LG phones demanding more reliability. They also stated that they didn't want to keep paying to repair a cracked screen. The LG G6 display is expected to employ Gorilla Glass 5.
The LG G6 will be unveiled on February 26th at MWC in Barcelona. We expect the phone to use LG's new 5.7-inch panel which includes a resolution of 1440 x 2880, and an aspect ratio of 18:9. We've already discussed what will be under the hood. An IP certification rating, wireless charging and a dual-camera setup (16MP and 8MP) are all expected, along with a fingerprint scanner and a Type-C USB port. 4GB of RAM should be inside. Of course, these specs are mere speculation and the real information will be out in less than two weeks. After this month's introduction, LG's new flagship should launch in South Korea next month, and in the U.S. on April 7th.
- 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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I am so hyped up for this phone, I fall in love with it more and more with every leak and teaser gets published.
posted on Feb 13, 2017, 3:23 PM 5
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Me too, but I still have mixed feelings about the SD821. It's only a couple of months old and it would be great (for LG's sales as well) if they can price it cheaper than the S8. But on the other hand they could have waited a couple of months for the more energy efficient SD835 that all the other flagships will have..
posted on Feb 13, 2017, 4:31 PM 2
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If I was in the market for a new smartphone, I wouldn't consider any phone with an SD 821. Seriously, why would I use last year's processor this year? I understand why LG did it and I can't really complain, but I'd rather wait until the 835 comes to other devices later this year.
posted on Feb 13, 2017, 4:34 PM 0
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It's basically an overclocked 820, so in my eyes it's a year-old processor. Also, even if the 835 doesn't come with performance improvements (which is obviously untrue), we'll see greater battery life (more efficient architecture), faster and safer charging (QC 4 with Power Delivery compatibility), better image quality (improved ISP), support for LPDDR4X (power efficient RAM) and UFS 2.1 (faster storage interface), amongst other things. Knowing this, it would be silly to get the G6 when you could just wait a few more months and get a better device. Now obviously, if they price it at $600 at launch like the G5, I couldn't complain.
posted on Feb 13, 2017, 5:06 PM 6
LG G6 with S821 will perform better then the S8 on the 835, Samsung flagships always have the worst performance and system performance vs competitors devices but yes there are other aspects of the 835 that makes it such a big upgrade over the 821.
posted on Feb 13, 2017, 8:06 PM 1
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The SD 821 is a fast SoC and only started showing up on smartphones starting in November of 2016. The SD 821 has proven itself to be a fast and efficient processor. Things like Daydream VR has proven this, especially when it can sustain a QHD display at 60 fps. So it certainly is no slouch.
posted on Feb 13, 2017, 9:09 PM 0
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Based on the battery results from gsmarena, the battery drain of the A73 packing Kirin in the Mate 9 doesn't seem to have improved over the A73 in the Mate 8. Perhaps it has improved a bit, and it's the fault of the hungrier GPU for reduced numbers. I have a feeling that the battery life isn't going to improve much with the 835, maybe due to Qualcomm's so-called customizations.
posted on Feb 13, 2017, 5:21 PM 0
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Samsung's fabrication unit is producing SD835 this year. The first production batch has already been reserved by Samsung. LG would have to wait 4 to 5 months more if it needs to release a phone with SD835
posted on Feb 13, 2017, 7:01 PM 0
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never buy a lg phone at launch. LG phones are most likely to drop $200 after 4-5 months. first batch of lg phones is also more prone to bootloop
posted on Feb 13, 2017, 3:24 PM 1
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Silly statement, as the same could be said about Samsung and other Andriod phones. S7 dropped from $679 to $429/$499 in 3 months. https://www.androidheadlines.c
posted on Feb 13, 2017, 4:03 PM 9
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The S7 is still the same price from all retailers and. Arriers per PA's own article. A reseller like carriersbfor ecample has already bought the pbone amd thus can lower thr price to encourage sales. How do you think that is the price everyome is selling it for? Plus you linked the International model, not the US model. I dont k ow how you thibk some outaide seller, represents everyonwa price.
posted on Feb 13, 2017, 4:48 PM 2
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Seriously concentrate on the article and others post. You ain't perfect, nor is English is your first language. Techie is American, so English is OK. This is not sissy or cnour or marorun, where they don't capitalise. This is what happens when you write on a phone. Don't you have nothing positive to say rather than being a police grammar....? Typical iFan.
posted on Feb 13, 2017, 5:49 PM 2
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Why is the Note7 still being referenced... Let it go already... Now LG needs to release this phone the same day they announce it... Anything later and it will be to late... Samsung is supposed to show a teaser video during MWC of the S8... Matter of fact LG release it now!!!
posted on Feb 13, 2017, 3:29 PM 0
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lg seem to want to knock it outta the park tbh..
posted on Feb 13, 2017, 3:30 PM 3
Nice!!, but I surely hope this reliability also applies to the Carrier Locked Variants of the G6 as well, and not just the unlocked version. Well see, BUT I'M PSYCHED NONE THE LESS!! Don't mess this up LG, knock it out of the park!
posted on Feb 13, 2017, 3:35 PM 1
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