LG G6 to have 3200mAh capacity battery, non-removable because of waterproofing

LG G6 to have 3200mAh capacity battery, non-removable because of waterproofing
LG's strategy for the G6 seems to be taking stuff that made the LG G5 great and double down on it. We'll be getting a bigger display, a better and more consistent design, and – according to word from South Korea – a larger battery. A "carrier official" told Korean media ETNews that the LG G6 is being network-tested with a 3200mAh capacity battery – 400mAh more than its predecessor had.

The anonymous source says a 12-hour battery life has been achieved on "standard Internet." Then again, South Korea prides itself with one of the world's fastest LTE networks (OpenSignal survey), so this report isn't indicative of practical reality.

The same report cites an LG official that chimed in with some interesting insights from "the kitchen." He explained that LG chose to forgo the removable battery in favor of making the G6 dust-and-water proof. Additionally, he mentioned something about an LG G6 Smart Doctor app diagnosing potential problems with the device and suggesting possible solutions to users.

Customer safety is of notable importance for major smartphone makers|, following the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 battery fiasco. This Smart Doctor app lays on top of technology such as copper heat pipes and engineering considerations of thermal conductivity and diffusion – explicitly designed to prevent the LG G6 from disintegrating in your hands.

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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)

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57 Comments

1. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

He told that the battery will be bigger than 3200 mAh according to GSMArena, so it will probably be like 3200-3250 mAh (or did he refer to the V20's 3200 mAh battery?). Anyways, >3200 mAh battery: check. Waterproof: check. FM radio: check. Big screen: check. Reliable: check. This will definately be my next phone, can't wait for the 26th!

5. Alter

Posts: 229; Member since: Mar 25, 2016

Reliability is yet to be proven. Personally I would rather have a removable battery than a waterproof handset. Hopefully 2017 brings some good phones to the market and the LG G6 is among them.

9. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Same, there are cases for waterproofing. A removal batter and a waterproof case is much better than the reverse, because battery cases are ass, big and usually ugly AF.

15. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

The S5 had a removable battery

16. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

And it was ugly as hell lol. I can't help but think having both is to much to ask for, maybe it's the reason the S5's aesthetics were so bad. I suppose it might be possible for someone to do it right by now but if so why haven't they done it? A phone with waterproofing, removable battery and good aesthetics would be the ideal smartphone design.

17. sissy246

Posts: 7087; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Oops taking your +1 back lol I went to hit post and hit +1 Anyway say what you want about the s5, but mine was great and I disagree about it being ugly.

26. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

It was a good phone, it really was but it was also ugly or boring as some like to say. I'm sure all those that owned it didn't think so or didn't care, otherwise they wouldn't have bought it lol. I did't care with the S4 but I did with the 5.

22. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The S5 wasnt ugly, it was just as boring as the S4 only bigger. I didnt own the S5 but my wife did and i got to play with it. The only complaint she had was it had subpar batterylife. It was fast comlared to the S4 and looked better, thought both were boring. Butbwe arent talking about looks. We are talling about the fact the phone had a removable battery and it was still IP67 rated.

53. Highside

Posts: 197; Member since: Jan 31, 2017

Agreed. All these companies do is LIE. Removable battery phones have been waterproof. LG just committed suicide. The removable battery is the ONLY reason to buy LG.

31. mixedfish

Posts: 1553; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

Cases which are truly water proof (ie IP68) are bigger and even uglier.

41. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

The Ghostek atomic 2.0 and 3.0 cases are truly waterproof and they look good, as do the Lifeproof cases, battery cases look god awful compared to those waterproof cases. Go do some research before commenting man, it doesn't take to much looking into both kinds of cases to come to the conclusion that battery cases in general look worse. I've looked at thousands of cases and know for a fact that battery cases look worse than waterproof cases, at least most of them do.

13. Sprissy

Posts: 193; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

I agree, a removable battery is much more important to me then being waterproof. Having only a 3200mAh battery won't be enough for me to buy this phone....I have. G4 with a 3000mAh battery that I have to charge at least twice a day so having that removable battery has been a plus for me.

21. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Get a S5. Problem solved!

33. combatmedic870

Posts: 984; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

I actually really enjoyed the S5, I unlocked the bootloader and flashed a custom kernel and got really good battery life. It's actually the last phones I've been able to play with like that. I miss flashing custom roms and kernels and everything. I'm going to get the best phone I can this year with an unlockable bootloader. That's my goal this year.

54. Highside

Posts: 197; Member since: Jan 31, 2017

The S5 fingerprint scanner is terrible.

37. droidarena

Posts: 14; Member since: Nov 20, 2015

Those kinds of phones are dead man, water resistance phones is the latest trend and removable batteries isn't; in fact it hasn't been for quite some time now.

55. Highside

Posts: 197; Member since: Jan 31, 2017

The only thing that is dead is the brains of the average consumer that accepts lies and junk from all these manufacturers.

34. jessy90

Posts: 162; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

How they manage to cram 4000mah on the LG x power and with the G6 its just 3200-3290mah???

47. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

because x power have more space for battery.. G6 need to cram dual camera, FP scanner, quadDAC, and other stuffs inside it's body.. just look at their back plate, G6 have FPscanner and dual camera that eat more than 1/3 of back area, and the battery need to be placed below that FPscanner, while X power camera is on top left, and that leave lots of space for battery and other components

45. NonFanBoy

Posts: 180; Member since: May 28, 2015

Decent UI : Uncheck

52. Highside

Posts: 197; Member since: Jan 31, 2017

LG JUST COMMITTED SUICIDE. THE REMOVABLE BATTERY WAS THE ONLY REASON TO BUY LG.

57. jimv1983

Posts: 60; Member since: Oct 10, 2013

A 3,200mAh for a phone like that sucks. Just look at the Pixel XL for comparison. The Pixel XL has a QHD AMOLED screen and a 3,450mAh battery. The Pixel XL battery life sucks. The G6 will have a slightly HIGHER resolution screen (which uses more battery) and a LCD screen (which uses more power than AMOLED). Based on that it's clear that the G6 will use more power than the Pixel XL. So even if the G6 had the same size (3450mAh) battery as the Pixel XL the battery life would still be worse. A 200-250mAh smaller battery will just make it worse. The battery life of the G6 is going to suck.

2. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1817; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

When I saw battery in the title I knew that the Note 7 was going to get referenced somehow. Even though this is a LG article...

4. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

I understand that it gets boring, but why do you think that LG mentions 'reliability'? Probably not because of their own bootloop issues. Even Samsung is still busy with it. They even made a TV commercial that their products are 100% reliable and that every single phone undergoes maximal testing before it reaches the costumer (is that even true that they test every single phone? doesn't this testing degrade the battery life etc.?).

24. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Pa acts likke LG phonea disnt have thwir own issues. Am sure LG wasnt referring ro Samsung or the Note 7, when their own phones had issues. Its PA ignorant ass that doesnt want to drop the Note 7. Its been recalled an no longer on sale.

40. droidarena

Posts: 14; Member since: Nov 20, 2015

"Doesn't this testing degrade the battery life etc," what?

48. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

he just think that everysingle product that you find at store is already tortured with 1000000 discarge recharge cycle, and other tests in QC testing chamber..

50. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

Samsung literally said so in their own tv commercial.

18. sissy246

Posts: 7087; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Thats iphonearena for you. Note 7 does note have a damn thing to do with a LG article . It's been almost half a year now PA , drop it.

44. jessy90

Posts: 162; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

We cant expect much more mah. If the note 7 which was larger had only 3500mah 300mah more. So i would say the G6 with 3200mah is make the most out of the availiable space..

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