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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  • 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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53 Comments

1. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

That's great. Now.....fix your bootlooping problem! I don't even consider LG phones because of said issue, even though Swappa has some really good deals on LG devices (prices fall like a rock on them.....not quite sure why though).

5. jessy90

Posts: 162; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

I gues the exposing to higher temperaturs will fix that. Since my g4 bootlooped after it begun to overheat for nothing.

8. DurTeeDee

Posts: 151; Member since: Sep 05, 2014

Because lg are pros at making them cheap

23. Mxyzptlk unregistered

They're pros at making them reboot.

32. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

And you're a pro at trolling.

36. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Let me get the butthurt report form.

38. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

You're fascinated with "hurt butts". Sorry Michelle, you're not my type.

30. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Also fix the camera lens on the V20. My co worker show me his V20 lens crack and doesn't know how. I remember a article while back about this issue.

16. smacsteve

Posts: 86; Member since: May 16, 2012

I guess you don't know that this issue was caused by third party contracted by Qualcomm to manufacture the Snapdragon 808 processor and doing poor quality control off said processor?

17. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Then how come no other OEM has this issue?

45. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

LG used more SD808 than any others OEM. Also SOC are made in batch maybe LG used a bad batch on the G4 thats would explain why nexus 5X did not suffer same fate ( the fact the 5X was outsold by the G4 by many time also could explain ) And the G4 i only had 2 with this issue where i work out of hundred sold.

26. yalokiy

Posts: 997; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

LG nexus 5X using the same SD808 doesn't have any bootloop issues, how do you explain that?

22. rsiders

Posts: 1954; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

A very true issue. I think they got it mostly resloved with the G5 now and V20(which i have). So let's hope its gone for good.

28. yalokiy

Posts: 997; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

Also, they rather use some bigger sized batteries or get skipped again. I don't need a phone that needs to be charged 3 times a day.

46. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

I take a phone with a smaller battery over a phone thats lag and freeze all the time and overheat like crazy.

33. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

I've had every flagship LG phone since the G2 and Nexus 4. Currently have a G5 and V20. Never had a bootloop problem. Had an S7 and that thing rebooted like crazy. At least 5-7 times per week. Froze constantly too. Even when I turned in the first one and got another, still experienced the same problems.

47. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Sad but true.. so many return on S7 and S7 edge because of freezing and others issues like overheating.

35. mixedfish

Posts: 1555; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

I can't understand why Boot looping is still a think after 3 generations.

40. thunder18

Posts: 154; Member since: Aug 06, 2009

It's not. The G4 and V10 wete the same generation of phone using the same flawed Snapdragon 808 chipset

44. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

in 7 years working at a B2B specialised cellphone shop i saw less than 5 LG with bootlooping problem so for me its a non issue.

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: 837; 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: 837; 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.

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