Leak shows LG G6 with brushed metal design on back

Leak shows LG G6 with brushed metal design on back
Last week, we showed you a couple of different images pertaining to the design of the LG G6. One leak made it appear as though the phone will sport a glossy back cover, while another series of pictures revealed a phone carrying a brushed metal rear. The manufacturer might not be receiving a fair shake since it will have to use the Snapdragon 821 chipset to power the device instead of the brand spanking new Snapdragon 835 chipset. It seems that Samsung is getting first crack at the new SoC for the Galaxy S8. Hey, we have nothing against the Snapdragon 821, but obviously you would want your 2017 flagship to contain the latest chipset available.

Today, renders of the LG G6 all dressed up in Ringke bumper covers were disseminated. Because this is a bumper cover, it gives us a great look of the phone's design. And if legit, it would appear that the image we showed you the other day of the LG G6 with a brushed metal rear is for real. There are no buttons in front, and a dual-camera set-up is in back with the two snappers flanking the flash module. Underneath the camera is the fingerprint reader, with the LG G6 branding near the bottom of the phone's rear cover.

The volume rocker is on the left side along with the power button. On the right side is the SIM slot. The antenna lines and the 3.5mm earphone jack are seen on the top of the handset, and the bottom of the phone includes a type-C USB port that comes with a cover to protect the opening. The LG G6 is expected to feature an IP67 or IP68 certification rating. Color options, based on this leak, will be silver and black.

We expect to see the LG G6 unveiled at MWC on February 26th.

source: AndroidPure

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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)



1. Takeharu

Posts: 288; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

It looks so good! I just really hope it does get the SD 835 after all.

2. LebronJamesFanboy

Posts: 671; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

Even if it doesn't, the 821 is just fine.

3. Takeharu

Posts: 288; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

I'd rather not buy a brand new flagship with an "old" SoC. Sure it may be capable enough but if I buy a flagship I want the best of the best because that's what the price is like and I doubt LG will price the G6 below $600. If LG manages to price the G6 around $500 I think the 821 is acceptable but for $600 and above, no way!

4. fyah_king unregistered

$500, I would definitely get one.

10. mikehunta727 unregistered

Totally get your point Take, very valid. I will say that even the G6 with the S821 will still most likely perform better and smoother then the S8 despite it having the S835. Samsung devices will always be the most jankiest flagships vs its competitors. (See 3 year old Nexus 6 handles 1440p resolution more fluid and maintains 60 FPS noticeably better then the Note 7 with the S820 and 1GB more RAM at same resolution) Which brings me to my point, Samsung once again trying to shove the latest and greatest in their phones but will perform worse then competitors flagships and worse then devices that are half the price of a Galaxy flagship

5. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

that bezels looks bigger than previous leak :-/ it looks around 83% screen-to-body ratio.. still good tough..

9. Busyboy

Posts: 738; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

If the Mi MIX has an 83% screen-to-body ratio, this is definitely not 83%.

6. aegislash

Posts: 1531; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

The slimmer bezels are nice and all, but the fact that the top and bottom bezel aren't the same size is a bit annoying.

7. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Bootloops and mediocre battery included too?

11. drahcir02

Posts: 102; Member since: Mar 03, 2016


15. NexusX

Posts: 613; Member since: May 16, 2013

Lg is the worst when it comes to product support. you will never see an update again after the first year. my nexus 5x bootlooped 1 month after warranty because of their shoddy components. Lg did nothing. until their customer service catch up, they'd always live in the shadow of samsung in the android market. soon they'd be the next HTC

8. jesus_sheep

Posts: 279; Member since: Apr 18, 2015

Ahh the good old Rose Gold. Wonder where they got it from?

12. aladab

Posts: 33; Member since: Oct 12, 2015

The bumper is rose gold... Not the phone.

13. ThE_fLaSh

Posts: 26; Member since: Dec 10, 2016

Make it 500 dollar flagship lg!!!

14. KingSam

Posts: 1505; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

This is beautiful. I'm happy it isn't over hyped like s8 and iPhone 8. Those will probably leave a lot of people disappointed.

16. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1849; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

I'm trying to watch the Superbowl so hold off with the leaks for a few!

17. NexusX

Posts: 613; Member since: May 16, 2013

Lg is the worst when it comes to cutting corners on components. i'd much rather buy a chinese phone bootloop issues are so common with their devices, just google any of their flagship devices (LG G3 - LG G5) you will see bootlooping as result of motherboard failure reported everywhere. stay away

19. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

I've had every LG Flagship from the G2 to the G5. Also had Nexus 4, 5 and 5x. Never had a bootloop problem.

18. limporgyuk

Posts: 376; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

The G3 had smaller bezels than this. what a shame

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