LG teases "the ideal smartphone", probably a water-resistant G6

LG teases "the ideal smartphone", probably a water-resistant G6

LG already confirmed a few things about the upcoming G6 flagship smartphone, including its name, and the fact that it's going to sport a unique 5.7-inch Quad HD+ display with 1440 x 2880 pixels. In a brand new video just released on YouTube, the company seems to be confirming another feature of the new handset: water resistance.

The video, which can be watched below, presents different people answering the following question: "What's on your wish list for the ideal smartphone?" As you can see and hear, people want a big screen yet a compact body, water resistance, a camera to "capture it all at once", and, overall, a "more reliable" product. At the end of the video, LG suggests that all these things will be included in its upcoming flagship smartphone.

"Your wishes for the ideal smartphone will come to life. Stay tuned for its arrival in February 2017," says LG. This almost certainly means that we'll see the LG G6 at MWC 2017 (February 27 - March 2).

If the G6 is water-resistant - and it certainly looks like it is - it will be LG's first global flagship smartphone to have this capability. We're quite excited about this. How about you?

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G6
  • 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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35 Comments

1. Punchy506

Posts: 129; Member since: Jan 10, 2016

But will it bootloop one week after the warranty expires like Lg's last 7 phones?

7. DGxumbreo7

Posts: 63; Member since: Nov 27, 2016

said no one ever.

21. sgodsell

Posts: 6855; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I don't know what those people are doing, but no bootloop crap here. Puchcy is full of crap, especially when he is lying about bootloop crap for the last 7 phones. You just made yourself a complete liar. In any case this device should be awesome with its high resolution display, which will support Daydream VR, and Vulkan graphics with Nougat (7.1.1). Plus the new SD 835 and 6 GB of ram will definitely propel this device.

12. Paella

Posts: 35; Member since: Aug 08, 2015

Will it blend? That is the question.

15. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

My wishlist: QHD OLED Removable Battery SD expansion And that 18:9 display is a smart added bonus that I love. And no LG (loops good), and I'll be more than happy to pick up.

20. belosava

Posts: 127; Member since: Apr 14, 2014

Stop spamming here.lg haters

34. Xperia14

Posts: 1205; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

I'm very happy to see this! I thought that all those rumors were too good to be true, but now LG has confrimed these features I'm sure it will be my next phone. I think that they will have excellent sales with this one, the true successor of the G2. Go LG! Edit: wrong reply, sorry. But yeah, let the haters cry, they don't know what competition means ;)

22. Acuratl

Posts: 21; Member since: Oct 25, 2016

Ooh let's hope the galaxy s8 doesn't catch on fire like the last 3 Samsung. Yep you are a sheep. LG its the only android phones trying to b different. But hey. I can tell you the type to wait in line for a phone lol . We know you love your Samsung aka apple copy.

25. efixLT

Posts: 5; Member since: Aug 26, 2014

bootloop is software issue - do a reset first

26. aladab

Posts: 33; Member since: Oct 12, 2015

Its a hardware issue. I had a G4 for 7 months. They gave me my money back because of the bootloop issue.

31. avalon2105

Posts: 352; Member since: Jul 12, 2014

So G4 and V10 for NA market are last 7 LG devices. Thar s**t was obviously tied to SD808 and some BS that NA carriers do to the phones. Bootloop issues are almost nonexistent in EU market.

35. cantstopkchen

Posts: 9; Member since: Feb 10, 2014

it's true lol. i work for one of the national carriers and when a customer comes up to me with a LG problem, i always ask if its failing to boot past start up and they ask, "how did you know?" i've seen it with the g4, g5, and v10.

2. Alpha1

Posts: 100; Member since: Jul 06, 2016

There is no excitement anymore on announcement day. That sucks man. Everyone already knows everything about the phone even before it is released. This is no fun. I guess I should stay off the internet until May. :-)

6. jessy90

Posts: 162; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

Lots left for excitment,like its design,screen to body ratio,camera,meterial,ram,storage...

17. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 960; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

And if they properly calibrated the display for color accuracy.

29. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

I came from an LCD to the OnePlus 3T and the sRGB calibration looks way too washed out. The green on plants that I capture is not as lively as in real life, andy games and media look very dull. Not just a little, but too much. We need a new calibration standard pronto.

3. Joosty

Posts: 466; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

Okay guys, water resistance has confirmed the greatness of this device. It will be a viable option to the S8 if they can match the sound quality from the V20. This is going to be a good year!

4. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

goodbye stereo loudspeaker

5. jessy90

Posts: 162; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

Im more exited about the screen to body ratio. Hope LG bring back the back bottons and keep the sides smooth and flashy with no bottons therefore perhaps a more edge to edge display.

10. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

back buttons is the only weird thing LG do that I like but I doubt it will back again.

8. jessy90

Posts: 162; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

Fix bootloop and increase advertisments. I dont see any V20 ads now.

9. fyah_king unregistered

My next phone!!!

33. Xperia14

Posts: 1205; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

Mine as well. Oh I can't wait!!

11. aegislash

Posts: 1446; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

If the small spaces above 'BIG' and below 'RELIABLE' are anything to go by, looks like the bezel will be really thin.

13. Emmanuelz

Posts: 222; Member since: Aug 01, 2013

Lg, htc, and all these other companies need to give it up. Its all about samsung and Apple

23. Acuratl

Posts: 21; Member since: Oct 25, 2016

Yeah you sound like you know much about phone's sheep . Did you know competition its great for is the consumer did you ???

14. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1793; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Oled please...

16. JakeH

Posts: 89; Member since: May 01, 2014

I like how they tacked on "reliable" to the end. my G2's digitizer and lcd broke twice, not after drops mind you, just with normal use

18. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

The Note 7 literally checked all of the above checkboxes for me and a lot more, except the most important of them all; reliable...

19. charulo316

Posts: 44; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

I like the buttons in the back. My LG wishlist: removable battery, sd slot, big screen/slim profile, water proof, stereo speakers

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