LG G6 teaser says that the upcoming flagship will be reliable

LG G6 teaser says that the upcoming flagship will be reliable
The LG G6 has a huge burden. After the LG G5's failed attempt at offering modular accessories (and the subsequent success of the Moto Z's modular build), the new flagship needs to present something that will make consumers reach for the phone. Power users, smartphone fans and general tech fanatics might want to wait for the Samsung Galaxy S8 to be launched, especially since that handset will be powered by the new Snapdragon 835 chipset. The LG G6 will sport the Snapdragon 821 SoC that is currently in use by a few top shelf models.

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.

source: AndroidCentral

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  • 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)



1. maherk

Posts: 7029; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I am so hyped up for this phone, I fall in love with it more and more with every leak and teaser gets published.

17. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

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..

20. Busyboy

Posts: 739; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

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.

23. kiko007

Posts: 7521; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

The 821 isn't "Last year's processor" though. Besides, I highly doubt you'll see a real improvement in performance from the 835 anyway.

29. Busyboy

Posts: 739; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

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.

41. mikehunta727 unregistered

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.

42. sgodsell

Posts: 7605; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

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.


Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

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.


Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

I meant A72 in the Mate 8

37. ullokey

Posts: 184; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

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

54. cc2400

Posts: 74; Member since: Aug 21, 2014

the 821 is basically just a slightly higher clocked 820, and the 820 has been out for a while now. I am hoping they come out with the g6 plus, or something, with the 835.

2. NexusX

Posts: 613; Member since: May 16, 2013

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

13. Creep

Posts: 193; Member since: Apr 05, 2016

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.com/2016/06/deal-samsung-galaxy-s7-32gb-unlocked-429-99-062216.html http://www.androidpolice.com/2016/06/28/deal-alert-unlocked-galaxy-s7-dual-sim-sale-499-99-via-ebay/

18. MisterQ

Posts: 61; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

Well, in Canada the G5 dropped to $360 CAD (275 USD) during the holiday period. Cheaper than even S6

24. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

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.

28. kiko007

Posts: 7521; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Seriously......spellcheck bro.

33. Z.....

Posts: 355; Member since: Feb 01, 2017

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.

38. kiko007

Posts: 7521; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Triggered much?

46. Z.....

Posts: 355; Member since: Feb 01, 2017

Slammed and got you back peddling.... much.

39. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

I do believe I capitalise. If not it's just because I didn't notice. So it sounds like you are the grammar police also.

40. kiko007

Posts: 7521; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Nope. He's the literal definition of a grammar Nazi.

43. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

LOL so true

45. Z.....

Posts: 355; Member since: Feb 01, 2017

I never look for people's grammar mistake unlike kiko007 always does when he loses an argument.

49. kiko007

Posts: 7521; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

I think you need to learn what an argument is, because I'm not arguing anything with scum like yourself. Be gone insect.......

26. mixedfish

Posts: 1567; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

Only because no one wants the standard S7, everyone buys edge. LG phones drop faster than anything else, it's why they have profit problems.

3. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1850; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

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!!!

4. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

lg seem to want to knock it outta the park tbh..

8. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

I really hope this one does good for LG

21. TechGirl90 unregistered

Same here. :)

5. TechGirl90 unregistered

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!

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