While it can't be confirmed that this is the smartphone's final form, it looks a lot glossier and inviting than the prototype we saw earlier. We are pretty sure that's a glass-covered back panel, a design aspect that's been long-rumored but is only yet breaking cover. The dual camera and fingerprint scanner are known from past leaks, though.
LG is dropping the removable battery and modular design of the LG G5, both clever ideas that stemmed from actual customer feedback, but weren't the kind to whisk attention away from the latest Galaxy or iPhone. The small layers of complexity they added probably put off the public that's been conditioned to expect seamless operation. And LG didn't present compelling accessories to showcase the concept's possibilities.
It's now going for a sealed metal and glass-build, a formula that's still relevant but well worn-out by Samsung and Sony. We can tell that LG is offering customers things it knows they will like, but it has given up the ambition to differentiate, which made the LG G6's predecessors quite memorable.
It's hard to fault LG for that, because creating memorable smartphones comes secondary to making ones that sell. But if all the handset has to offer is somewhat conventional design and performance parity with most phones in its price range, it's simply going to get lost in the crowd. Hopefully, our pessimistic outlook will turn out to be uncalled for.
source: Business Insider
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dbrand will fix that back..
posted on Feb 02, 2017, 6:08 PM 6
Damn height of the phone looks perfect. 18:9 here i come. (Pun intended)
posted on Feb 02, 2017, 9:47 PM 0
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It looks nice, but it's also looking like a jet black iPhone 7.
posted on Feb 02, 2017, 6:10 PM 5
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Oh my God, it looks nothing like a f**king iphone 7.
posted on Feb 02, 2017, 6:47 PM 17
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Just wait till these phones come out with a Shiny, Glossy Black Finish and Apple will be suing them left, right and center.. Claiming that they "patent" the shiny black-ish paint finish or something, and that others are infringing on their "innovation"..!!!
posted on Feb 03, 2017, 3:33 AM 2
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Not that you care but I do. I need to just say sorry I went off. I take care of my 82 year old mom and soon to be 88 year old dad. It's been a bad day here. Then my husband comes home with some upsetting news to that my son and wife to be has decided to move away, It's only about 4 hours away but still sucks. Anyway didn't mean to go off.
posted on Feb 02, 2017, 7:14 PM 2
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'Jet Black iPhone 7' It is just a copy of 'SAMSUNG GALAXY S7 EDGE INJUSTICE EDITION' which was released back on 27 MAY, 2016....
posted on Feb 02, 2017, 9:20 PM 8
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But maybe LG will use a different process or paint to make it scratch resistant... At least I would hope so, though the Jet Black iPhone 7 doesn't look too bad when it inevitably ends up with micro scratches.
posted on Feb 02, 2017, 10:27 PM 0
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Does not match the renders, which has metal frame. I hate glassy back on a phone, not for me.
posted on Feb 02, 2017, 6:14 PM 1
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That 821 tho
posted on Feb 02, 2017, 6:22 PM 3
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Okay...this is sexy. I haven't said that about an LG device since the G2, but god damn this looks so nice. I can't wait to see the front side; the 90% screen to body ratio is going to look marvelous. If the S8 doesn't excite me enough, this very well might end up being my next phone.
posted on Feb 02, 2017, 6:57 PM 3
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Only an iPhone can catch a person's imagination. LG can try but as they say "If it's not an iPhone it's not an iPhone."
posted on Feb 02, 2017, 7:48 PM 0
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And what's so imaginative about an iPhone, which looks the same every year?
posted on Feb 02, 2017, 8:06 PM 6
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