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The LG G6 might be cheaper to make than the G5

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The LG G6 might be cheaper to make than the G5
2016 was not exactly a good year for LG's Mobile Communication division, which reported operating losses in each quarter. That's mainly because LG invested a lot in developing and marketing its G5 flagship, but sales were ultimately disappointing. Fortunately for LG, 2017 might be a better year.

According to market analysts in South Korea, 2017 should be a positive year for LG's smartphone business. Korean website The Investor is quoting KB Securities analyst Kim Dong-won, who says that "LG's Mobile Communications division will be able to post a significant turnaround" this year, thanks to the fact that the G6 is going to be "more than 20 percent" cheaper to manufacture than the G5. This could be the result of LG ditching the modular design that made the G5 special (while also making it less likeable in the eyes of regular users).

If these leaked LG G6 renders are accurate, it's pretty clear that the new handset is, indeed, not a modular device. Highlight features of the G6 allegedly include a 5.3-inch Quad HD (1440 x 2560 pixels) display, a very powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, a glass back, and a USB Type-C port.

Previous analyst estimations had it that LG could sell over 5 million G6 units throughout 2017. The new smartphone will probably be announced at MWC 2017 (February 27 - March 2), which means it may hit the market before Samsung's Galaxy S8 series (expected to be unveiled in April).

source: The Investor

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posted on 03 Jan 2017, 11:46 2

1. shield (Posts: 488; Member since: 12 Sep 2015)


Samsung 10% Up on Price, LG 20% Down on Price. :D

Good LG good, now Spec for LG G6.

posted on 03 Jan 2017, 12:05 3

3. roldefol (Posts: 4364; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


The article says nothing about pricing, only cost to manufacture. They can (and likely would) just pocket that 20% and keep charging $600.

posted on 03 Jan 2017, 12:28 2

4. BlackhawkFlys (Posts: 595; Member since: 07 May 2014)


They can have great sales if the price is at least 15% down.

posted on 03 Jan 2017, 17:06

10. RemovableShit (Posts: 3; Member since: 03 Jan 2017)


Are you in you mob? Haha

posted on 03 Jan 2017, 12:02

2. dubaiboy78 (Posts: 265; Member since: 19 Sep 2014)


Who cares?? G series are dead!!!

posted on 03 Jan 2017, 12:33

5. Xperia14 (Posts: 912; Member since: 01 Sep 2015)


I hope that they don't save on the display. Funny to see how their neighbour has got much better screens.

posted on 03 Jan 2017, 12:38

6. sumpil (Posts: 83; Member since: 02 Feb 2016)


They probably getting rid of the primer, it was really thick on the G5 which would have cost alot money

posted on 03 Jan 2017, 13:08

7. Xperia14 (Posts: 912; Member since: 01 Sep 2015)


No way they can save up to 20% by only getting rid of that primer.

posted on 03 Jan 2017, 13:25 2

9. yalokiy (Posts: 91; Member since: 01 Aug 2016)


Hope LG don't ruin G6 with a small battery as they did with G3/4/5. G2 battery was actually pretty good.
Small battery in G5, put me off from buying it.

posted on 04 Jan 2017, 10:38

11. Greedog (Posts: 4; Member since: 04 Jan 2017)


Who cares? Anyone that's owned one. My G5 is better than every Galaxy phone I've owned. From the S3 all the way up to the S7. Great phones but they all bog down over time. Not the G5. And don't get me started on TouchWiz.

You should have tried it. The smaller battery outlasts every other gadget I've ever owned.

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