New LG G6 renders do away with the modular design

A new set of LG G6 renders has appeared, coming from tipster @OnLeaks. They are based on factory CAD images, and are more detailed and different than the one we showed you yesterday. Based on these images, it would appear that LG is leaving modular design in the hands of Lenovo/Motorola. The latter schooled LG on how to make modular a positive feature on a phone this year, instead of making it a hindrance.

The LG G6 will be sporting a 5.3-inch display, with a 1440 x 2560 resolution. The screen will be completely flat. The Snapdragon 835 chipset could be powering the phone, and the two cameras on back will allow users to employ the Bokeh effect on their pictures. There is a dual-tone flash on the back.

The renders also show a fingerprint scanner on the rear cover, and this is reportedly going to double as a power button. A USB-Type C port is found on the bottom of the unit along with a 3.5mm earphone jack on top. Yes, LG is apparently not joining Motorola, Apple and others in doing away with this port.

There is some talk about LG trying to get a head start on Samsung next year by launching its latest flagship phone earlier in March, before the Samsung Galaxy S8 hits the stores. Meanwhile, get a glimpse at what the LG G6 just might look like by clicking on the slideshow below. And don't miss the video found at the top of this story.

source: @OnLeaks via MySmartPrice



1. Nopers unregistered

Oh look, glossy black.

16. danny_a2005

Posts: 365; Member since: Oct 06, 2011

i dont now about you guys but phones design got pretty boring, all og them are the same, xiaomi mi mix it's the only different phone of the year. keeping in mind that the design was stolen from sharp

2. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

Haha, no way this thing leaked already. But that glossy black looks GREAT! Well done LG. I hope that it has a big battery to compensate for the loss of a removable battery (which in my opinion is better than a small, removable battery). But I'm definately interested.

3. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

If they put a quad dac like the one on the V20 and ffs it will be a killer phone. Make it happen LG.

22. UglyFrank

Posts: 2200; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

From an audiophile point of view, maybe

4. dufis

Posts: 79; Member since: Jun 27, 2014


5. TrackPhoneUser

Posts: 256; Member since: Oct 21, 2015

Gonna be rushed and something will go wrong

11. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Like the Note 7

18. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

Just like the Note 7, they think it's good for them but not for a consumer. Glad sammy rumoured not to rush the S8 this year... Btw dual camera setup on G5 looks horrible, iP7 plus protruding camera looks a bit better.

6. shield

Posts: 888; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

Nice LG! no design AKA G5! Bravo! Now 3500mAh or better.

7. Andr01d

Posts: 63; Member since: Mar 08, 2016

Wow, I know this design is not too different from the G5, however, i am kinda liking it a lot better than the older ugly design they implemented with primer coated metal and all. I really hope these renders are a close look to reality, though we did not get any front renders from this one. Loving the fact that they are keeping the 3.5! And even though I am not a fan of LG due to their bloatware and expensive devices that get devalued quickly, I think they could be in for a good one this time around, just hope the back is not aluminum, or if it is, that they do not choose to go Apple's way and making a super scratchable aluminum shiny back.

8. dmitrilp_

Posts: 330; Member since: Sep 12, 2016

Nice, that's a pretty looking render. If device actually looks like that it will be a hit.

9. John-Knotts

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

If it looks like this and they can solve their boot loop issues, I'll give them a look.

24. thunderc8

Posts: 98; Member since: Dec 15, 2014

Boot loop was only on the first LG 4 batches ,but i guess you are the type that thinks now all Samsung phones explodes.

10. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Looks much better then the G5, if it really looks like that.

12. mobifan

Posts: 22; Member since: Feb 21, 2015

Actually a good looking phone!

13. rsiders

Posts: 2037; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Kinda sexy.

14. danny_a2005

Posts: 365; Member since: Oct 06, 2011

i dont like it at all, it is ike very phone out there, nothing special,

15. Professor

Posts: 223; Member since: Aug 02, 2013

No stereo speakers and a tiny 5.3" screen. Probably with not even a removable battery. Thanks, but no thanks...

17. Jishnusur

Posts: 175; Member since: Oct 07, 2013

This looks much better than the G5. Understated and classy. Reminds me of the Original Nexus 5. Though that wasn't glossy

19. Chuck007

Posts: 1419; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Looks awesome. If they go AMOLED I will def consider buying.

20. unmaskedfalesh unregistered

Now that is something promising,

21. RajRicardo

Posts: 505; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

It has a headphone jack. How lovely. :)

23. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

Better than g5 by miles ... Now - give it oled - fix your ui - 3500 mah And im a buyer

28. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

Same here.

25. gnppw

Posts: 95; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

the design sucks. it's not ugly, it's just meh. it wont be able to compete with the chinese oems, let alone samsung or apple.

26. plasteek

Posts: 265; Member since: Jun 07, 2015

Battery+Oled+waterproof+quad dac and rulez! I know it's too much for LG right?

27. jsdechavez

Posts: 818; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

LG flagship designs are now as bland as ever. We were wowed by the G4, V10, and G5 despite their flaws. But when the next ones start looking like the last one G5>V20>G6...zzzz

29. piratestation

Posts: 32; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

Flat screen? 2.5D will probably make it look better, but it's not bad. At least no bumps on the back.


Posts: 655; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

Looks like a G5 slapped with a bit of Optimus G (aka G1 - aka the most beautiful phone ever made). I could absolutely go for that if the battery lasts twice as long.

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit for samples and additional information.
FCC OKs Cingular's purchase of AT&T Wireless