White LG G6 photographed next to an LG G5

After seeing the unannounced LG G6 in various renders and live photos, it looks like we can now take a peek at the new phone in an image pitting it against last year's LG G5.

This new image - embedded above - seems to have originated on Weibo (China's most popular Twitter/Facebook-like platform), and shows a white variant of the G6 next to a silver/black G5.

While it sports a 5.7-inch display (vs. the 5.3-inch screen of the G5), the G6 is about as taller as its predecessor, and only a bit wider. That's because LG greatly minimized the bezel around new phone's display, which is called "Full Vision." Another thing that's visible in the image is that the screen of the G6 has rounded corners - this was pretty much confirmed by LG itself when teasing the handset's new interface.

Breaking away from the G5, the LG G6 is not a modular phone, and has a flat rear (there's no camera bump whatsoever, as recently revealed). Moreover, the new handset is dust- and water-resistant, which can't be said about any previous global flagship from LG.

The LG G6 will be fully unveiled at the end of this week, on February 26, during a MWC 2017 press event. Stay tuned as we'll bring you more details about the device directly from MWC! 

source: Weibo (in Chinese) via TechTastic

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1. Zomer

Posts: 361; Member since: May 31, 2013

Looks dated after seeing the Galaxy S8, although I wonder how comfortable it is to use a smartphone with almost no bezels.

12. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Yeah, true lol. But after seeing the honor V9, all other so called "flagships" just looks so uninteresting and boring to me tbh.. The v9 is pretty much the phone to beat imo. 6g ram, dual cameras capable of 3d printing, 4,000mah battery, ir blaster, alexa, 7.0 nougat, 5.7" qhd display, honor AI, wifi+, crazy and the most customizable fps on the planet, all in a 6.9mm body. Thats just too good to pass up as compared to the competition.

20. dnomadic

Posts: 441; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

I so agree with you... And let us not forget the cost. When the V9 hits the US as the Honor 8 Pro with Honor 8 pricing... GAME OVER (at least for us unlocked purchasers) Smartphone game has been raised!

23. SujoyM13

Posts: 4; Member since: Nov 04, 2016

i think the p10 will rock too

60. tomobrooke

Posts: 6; Member since: Aug 26, 2015

Wow if that picture is legit LG have done a great job. I currently own a Nexus 6P which is big, so I'd happily have the LG G6 which would be more pocketable with a similar battery capacity. It's going to be a tough descision between LG and Samsung. Although I love my Huawei, I'm not sold on the P10's rumours. Only a few days left then we'll know :)

27. Creep

Posts: 193; Member since: Apr 05, 2016

The G6 only looks "dated" compared to the S8 because it uses a flat screen. However, I'll take a flat screen over the pure gimmick curved screen all day long.

38. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Flat screen i prefere too for ergonomical reason and durability of the device ( can use better protection on flat screen versus curved )

37. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Its use a crappy soc ( mid end GPU at best ) but yeah everything else about the V9 is amazing.

39. peace247 unregistered

First zyzen cpus now lg g6,s8 and iphone x...2017 is so awesome!!!!!!!

59. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

How do you feel about the Honor 8 Pro vs the Huawei P9. That P9 is dope and less than $550 as well. O think once Huawei and Honor bring the quality of an iPhone in a lower cost, someones phones are goign to see a drop in sales. That's both Apple and Samsung. I am awaiting them. I so wanted the Honor 8 and the P9 just to use as a side phone.

13. sgodsell

Posts: 7570; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

How could this phone look dated, especially since it has very little bezel around its display? Please list another smartphone that has a 5.7" display in a form factor this size. The iPhone 7 has a 4.7" low resolution HD display (1334x750), yet this LG G6 has a 5.7" QHD+ display (2880x1440). The physical size of the G6 is only 0.4" larger than an iPhone 7.

25. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

iPhone 7 that came out last fall. This year is all about the iPhone X my friend. Good try though!

28. Creep

Posts: 193; Member since: Apr 05, 2016

A lot of paid Samsung trolls in here

63. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Says the paid Apple troll.

24. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

The only big difference between this and the S8 is the curved edges. How does it look dated?

53. John-Knotts

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

It doesn't. Besides, most leaked phone pics just don't do them justice. Which is why I always I always laugh when people call this or the S8 ugly. You haven't really seen them yet fool...

26. Bondurant

Posts: 785; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Not really. Actually this LG G6 removes any wow effect the S8 might bring. So competition now is more than just about bezels.

46. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

Or the S8 looks dated after seeing the G6... since G6 has leaked first

56. combatmedic870

Posts: 986; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

I personally really like the rounded screen.

61. Chidoro

Posts: 168; Member since: Sep 20, 2016

Dated? Just stop, it's painful

3. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

It was so easy to design a phone sexier than the 5g to be honest lol

4. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

The 5.7" g6 even looks to be smaller than the 5.3" g5 even. Thats sweet. I just imagine how beautiful it'll be in black and in marketing materials.

47. dimas

Posts: 3418; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

I think they're just the same height. Look at the bottom, it must be the camera angle making it look shorter.

50. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Even if the G5 and G6 are just about same size, it's still an impressive achievement on the G6's part... considering the screen size difference.

5. zachki17

Posts: 294; Member since: Sep 14, 2014

I want that phone

7. Dejan92

Posts: 141; Member since: Feb 06, 2014

Looks small and thin, i Love it, at least more than "curved only" S8, with 17 sensors and holes on top of the display.

8. jesus_sheep

Posts: 279; Member since: Apr 18, 2015

Top phone. Looks like the G2 is reborn. I smell suceess.

17. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Yeah, lg seem to have nailed it with this one tbh

9. AronWunarso

Posts: 244; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

This phone is gonna BYE! (Blow Your Eyes)

10. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1849; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Looks halfway decent...

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