LG USA posts a poll on Twitter, pokes fun at the headphone jack plight

LG USA posts a poll on Twitter, pokes fun at the headphone jack plight
OK, the LG G6 is coming and we know that. The company itself has teased the handset with an invitation for a February 26 event and an image, talking about a “Big Screen That Fits”. Leaks so far suggest a full metal body with no modular or detachable parts, ergo — no removable battery. We've also seen curious reports about a 5.7-inch, 9:18 aspect ratio display, water-resistance, and the leaked images thus far suggest that the dual camera at the back remains as a feature, but the module will be flush with the phone's body — no unsightly hump.

LG might also have some surprises up its sleeve — some bells and whistles, extra features, or just gimmicks added to the phone to make it more desirable, though, nothing has yet been rumored.

LG USA has now decided to post a teaser for the G6 in the form of a Twitter poll. The question is “What do you want the most in a smartphone?" and there are 4 options — a big screen, killer camera, better battery life (than what, LG?), and headphone jack. Yes, that's a stab at a horse that has been dead for 4 months now, but we digress.

Now, seeing as the G6 is due to be announced in just 3 weeks, we doubt this poll is an actual crowdsourcing of ideas for the new flagship. It looks much more like boasting of the phone's features. Let's see what each one means:



  • Big Screen: It seems the 5.7-inch display rumors might turn out to be on point. LG used to be famous for having super-thin bezels on its G2 and G3 flagships, maybe it will get back to that design philosophy in order to make the G6 feel more compact, despite its gargantuan screen.
  • Killer Camera: Seeing as the camera is one piece of smartphone hardware that still continues to dynamically improve on a year-on-year basis, it's expected that LG will advance its own shooter at least a bit. The G5 had a pretty good camera, but if LG is calling this next one "killer", it might be something really special.
  • Better Battery Life: Over the past few years, LG has remained as one of the very few Android smartphone manufacturers that still make top-tier devices with user-replaceable batteries. Sounds great, sure, but on the other hand, over the same period, LG's flagships have been consistently outshined in the field of battery life by its competitors. This poll option seems to suggest that LG has made strides to improve the screen-on-time of its top-tier phone.
  • Headphone Jack: The feature that's about to go extinct? We don't know, but we do know that we live in a period where it's a bragging point if your phone has it.
  • No Bootloops: Oh, wait. This one was added by Twitter users commenting on the poll. Disregard it like you're a customer support rep and it's a ringing phone.



source: @LGUSAMobile

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17 Comments

1. civicsr2cool

Posts: 267; Member since: Oct 19, 2016

I guess I'll be the first to say it. We want no bootloops.

2. paul.k

Posts: 293; Member since: Jul 17, 2014

You sure? :)

3. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3101; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Open the bootloader and allow for custom roms.

9. jessy90

Posts: 162; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

I stopped rooting my phone seems that makes the phone bootloop after a while.

4. Bankz

Posts: 2531; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

oh boy, seems lg will have a killer battery and camera from the looks of it.. This just gets interesting and exciting as the day goes by.

5. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

Funny.. The battery life on the G4, G5, V10 and V20 has been kinda underwhelming...

6. TechGirl90 unregistered

I definitely want no more bootloops, sad that my G4 bootlooped on me, I really liked that phone :(, I really hope that they rectified that issue with the LG G6. And as funny as this headphone jack choice is, and it's pretty funny XD, at the same time it's sad that we don't know for future smartphones to come if they don't have an headphone jack, and that this has become a feature choice, Ever since the Moto Z pulled that convenience, here we are.

7. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

This phone is going to be great. Great battery life will make it complete!

8. jessy90

Posts: 162; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

GREAT LG is seeking help with their customers.Thats means they are willing to fix any problems assosiated with their phones.Thats awsome!!!

10. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

Like that bootloop issues that plagued their last couple flagships? Or the extremely mediocre battery life on the V10, V20, G4 and G5?

13. nedimko_wot

Posts: 115; Member since: Oct 01, 2016

they still wont do what customers want pls people learn that now and forever

11. Exquizzit

Posts: 4; Member since: Sep 16, 2016

hyped up for the G6 this year. looking to replace my Z3 which has served me well for 2 years+

12. shafayatsohail

Posts: 28; Member since: Jan 14, 2016

LG G6 will have all the four features mentioned above

14. Tariq123

Posts: 186; Member since: May 15, 2016

the headphone is back on the top? hell yeah!!

15. BootloaderLG

Posts: 7; Member since: Nov 14, 2016

It doesn't matter what creative design LG has with their new flagship smartphone IMHO it will bootloop and die within 13 months and I'll never buy anything from LG again... Burnt 3 times and that's enough.

17. fyah_king unregistered

I still have LG g4, g5, v10 and v20 and not one of them got a boot loop. Maybe some creepy apps are causing boot loop on your phones?

16. fyah_king unregistered

Big screen and big battery like my Xiaomi mi max. The phone is snappy with 9+ hrs of screen on time. lol

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