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

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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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posted on 11 Jan 2017, 19:16 13

1. Punchy506 (Posts: 129; Member since: 10 Jan 2016)


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

posted on 11 Jan 2017, 19:30 7

7. DGxumbreo7 (Posts: 63; Member since: 27 Nov 2016)


said no one ever.

posted on 11 Jan 2017, 22:59 5

21. sgodsell (Posts: 4737; Member since: 16 Mar 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.

posted on 11 Jan 2017, 19:51 2

12. Paella (Posts: 35; Member since: 08 Aug 2015)


Will it blend? That is the question.

posted on 11 Jan 2017, 20:40 1

15. zeeBomb (Posts: 2296; Member since: 14 Aug 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.

posted on 11 Jan 2017, 22:43 2

20. belosava (Posts: 127; Member since: 14 Apr 2014)


Stop spamming here.lg haters

posted on 12 Jan 2017, 12:22

34. Xperia14 (Posts: 912; Member since: 01 Sep 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 ;)

posted on 11 Jan 2017, 23:25

22. Acuratl (Posts: 21; Member since: 25 Oct 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.

posted on 12 Jan 2017, 00:40

25. efixLT (Posts: 5; Member since: 26 Aug 2014)


bootloop is software issue - do a reset first

posted on 12 Jan 2017, 01:05

26. aladab (Posts: 26; Member since: 12 Oct 2015)


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

posted on 12 Jan 2017, 09:22

31. avalon2105 (Posts: 310; Member since: 12 Jul 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.

posted on 12 Jan 2017, 23:19

35. cantstopkchen (Posts: 9; Member since: 10 Feb 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.

posted on 11 Jan 2017, 19:19

2. Alpha1 (Posts: 100; Member since: 06 Jul 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. :-)

posted on 11 Jan 2017, 19:29 3

6. jessy90 (Posts: 140; Member since: 01 Aug 2016)


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

posted on 11 Jan 2017, 22:31

17. sgtdisturbed47 (Posts: 841; Member since: 02 Feb 2012)


And if they properly calibrated the display for color accuracy.

posted on 12 Jan 2017, 07:40

29. SYSTEM_LORD (Posts: 1003; Member since: 05 Oct 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.

posted on 11 Jan 2017, 19:21 1

3. Joosty (Posts: 230; Member since: 14 Mar 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!

posted on 11 Jan 2017, 19:26

4. pyradark (Posts: 882; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)


goodbye stereo loudspeaker

posted on 11 Jan 2017, 19:26 3

5. jessy90 (Posts: 140; Member since: 01 Aug 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.

posted on 11 Jan 2017, 19:42

10. medtxa (Posts: 1321; Member since: 02 Jun 2014)


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

posted on 11 Jan 2017, 19:35 3

8. jessy90 (Posts: 140; Member since: 01 Aug 2016)


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

posted on 11 Jan 2017, 19:36 1

9. fyah_king (Posts: 1001; Member since: 22 Jul 2013)


My next phone!!!

posted on 12 Jan 2017, 12:17

33. Xperia14 (Posts: 912; Member since: 01 Sep 2015)


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

posted on 11 Jan 2017, 19:46

11. aegislash (Posts: 1019; Member since: 27 Jan 2015)


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

posted on 11 Jan 2017, 20:00

13. Emmanuelz (Posts: 214; Member since: 01 Aug 2013)


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

posted on 11 Jan 2017, 23:28 1

23. Acuratl (Posts: 21; Member since: 25 Oct 2016)


Yeah you sound like you know much about phone's sheep .

Did you know competition its great for is the consumer did you ???

posted on 11 Jan 2017, 20:16

14. Mreveryphone (Posts: 1263; Member since: 22 Apr 2014)


Oled please...

posted on 11 Jan 2017, 21:09

16. JakeH (Posts: 87; Member since: 01 May 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

posted on 11 Jan 2017, 22:41

18. MrElectrifyer (banned) (Posts: 3960; Member since: 21 Oct 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...

posted on 11 Jan 2017, 22:42

19. charulo316 (Posts: 34; Member since: 31 Oct 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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