LG says that the battery on the LG G6 won't overheat at high temperatures

To prevent the battery on the LG G6 from overheating, LG says that it will employ copper heat pipes that help spread heat around. With the heat pipes inside the phone, the battery will not overheat even at temperatures as high as 150 degrees. This technology is commonly found in PC, laptop, and notebook batteries and lowers the temperature inside a device by 6% to 10%. The LG G6 has also been designed to keep internal parts that heat up, at a distance from each other.

LG is trying to play the safety card as a way to differentiate the LG G6 handset from the Samsung Galaxy S8. By promising to have a safer battery in its phone, LG hopes to pick up sales from those worried about what happened last year when exploding Samsung Galaxy Note 7 units forced Samsung to recall the phablet twice, and eventually pull it off the market. In addition, LG says that it is testing the battery for the new flagship at temperatures 15% higher than U.S. and European standards.

LG will also try to get it's new model on the market before Samsung launches the Galaxy S8. The LG G6 could be introduced at MWC next month and launched on March 10. The Galaxy S8 might also be unveiled at MWC, but its launch is said to be pushed back to April as it waits for certain components to arrive. It also gives the manufacturer a chance to go over the device with a fine tooth comb to prevent what happened with the Galaxy Note 7 from occurring again.


via KoreaHerald

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G6
  • Display 5.7 inches
    2880 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Dual camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, 4GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh
  • OS Android 8.0 Oreo
    LG UX UI

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53 Comments

54. The_Innovation

Posts: 649; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

What a stupid approach. What it "doesn't do" shouldn't be highlighted as a feature. "Buy our phone, it won't blow up!" Really?

53. shield

Posts: 898; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

43. belosava

Posts: 127; Member since: Apr 14, 2014

Lg haters trolling here

37. DavidDau

Posts: 31; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

I own several LG phones but none of them has experienced bootloop issue.

42. belosava

Posts: 127; Member since: Apr 14, 2014

Lg haters trolling

24. Quicksword_Phantom

Posts: 180; Member since: Jun 15, 2015

I never had the bootloop problem with any of my LG phones however the battery life has always been downright terrible. I do know few people who's G4 overheated and motherboard fried or bootlooped lol. I support LG as Im typing this on a V10 with no problems but they seriously need to revamp their UI. It's dated and boring and lacks the customization options found on other android skins. I wanted LG to continue with removable batteries I don't understand why people scream for water resistance or glass/metal build. Stupid.

52. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

water resistance is useless unless the OEM cover it under the warranty. Load of S7 and iphone 7 came at my store with water damage. not a single one cover under warranty.

14. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

The note 7 got heat pipes inside :p .... Lol lg does this even deserve a whole report hummmm

51. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

S7 also has it. dont stop it from overheating like crazy and burning pixel on the screen..

13. jessy90

Posts: 162; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

Now just make every one know this by marketing. Since LG products a of great quality and carry lots of features..on par with the most succesfull companies. All samsung phone have over LG is their amoled screen. Samsung still laggy,freeze,blowup,s**ty sound output.

29. cmdacos

Posts: 4410; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

People should stop buying Samsung then if it's so bad/s

50. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

ppl dont buy for quality they buy for showing to friend. so they follow marketing and what is trending.

12. aegislash

Posts: 1538; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

This is funny to me because even despite the Note7 issues, the Galaxy S8 will still blow the G6 out of the water in terms of features as well as sales. This is just fact. An LG phone has never done as well as a flagship Galaxy device. LG does nothing to make their products truly stand out. They implemented modules for the G5, but in the worst way possible. Lenovo/Moto hit the nail on the head with their modular attachments. I loved the G2 very much, but it just seems like LG was lost after that.

11. gnppw

Posts: 95; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

LG = Low grade

41. belosava

Posts: 127; Member since: Apr 14, 2014

Lg haters trolling

10. jsdechavez

Posts: 818; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

Ahoy, LG. You already have a contender to replace the Note 7, the V10. Wait, you're not promoting it.

7. mypasswordistoolong

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 15, 2017

If they're manage to build the heatpipe the way that it doesn't hard bricks the device (soldering joints heated up) after a few month of usage like in the G4 times... That would be pretty awesome...

6. jessy90

Posts: 162; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

Im exited for this device since it pairs WATERPROOF with SHOCKPROOF!!miliatry grade standard.

4. vuyonc

Posts: 1093; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

I know they're saying such a thing for marketing purposes, but it was long speculated that GN7s were exploding because the phone was so thin that it physically strained the battery.

3. shield

Posts: 898; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

2. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

Good. But don't forget to increase the capacity as well. 2 days battery life should be standard on 2017 flagships. I'm a little bit worried though, as the teaser didn't mention battery life and the G5 had medicore battery life.. Anyways, I'm very interested in this phone. 5,7" with minimal bezels, FM radio (as the only flagship left to offer that) and IP68. I can't wait.

9. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Yeah, this should have at least 3200mAh considering the skin it'll be running. As long as GSMArena can rate the battery life at 80hours endurance or more with a minimum of 20h/10h/10h for calls/web/video then this will be good.

15. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

All snapdragon 820/821 got mediocre bettery life at the same time exynos 8890 was the king of power efficiency ... qualcomm is to blame here , not lg .

18. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

I guess you have a point. The LG G2 had great battery, but the G3 and G4 didn't due to bad chip choices (underpowered and/or bad design on Qualcomm's behalf). Hopefully the Kryo 280 (aka custom A73/A53 combo) and strong GPU befitting QHD paired with trimmed Optimus UI will give good battery. Their camera and video are already top notch and if they include great sound like the V20 it should be a win.

19. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Wait, I forgot the Mi5 from Xiaomi used the 820 and got better battery life than the Note 5, Note 7, and S Edge 7. Maybe due to non-native Gapps!

20. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

Mi5 is 1080p while n5/n7/se7 are all WQHD displays.

21. shield

Posts: 898; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

No Mi5 Better battery life Thanks FHD.

25. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

Yeah, it's totally QC's fault that LG put a 2800 mAh in a device with a 5,3" screen and a heavy skin.

31. shield

Posts: 898; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

No Samsung Galaxy S6 2550mAh and QHD and S6 Edge 2600mAh and QHD, but 73h Endurance rating on gsmarena. Thanks Exynos could have better stamina. Galaxy S7 Edge by example, 3600mAh QHD Snap Endurance 87h version, but a version with Exynos 98h Endurance, which is much better than the version of the Snap.

27. yalokiy

Posts: 1142; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

Nope, LG just make wrong choices that compromise battery size and power efficiency (LG G3/4/5). Those QHD screens are just a waste of battery and don't really offer a good VR experience.

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