You’re looking at the first confirmed image of the LG G6, the 2017 flagship from LG that aims to be the must-have phone of the year.
Here’s what the G6 will include, according to Vlad Savov of The Verge:
- 5.7-inch display with 2:1 aspect ratio
- Curved display corners
- Screen-to-bezel ratio exceeding 90%
- Metal- and glass-made body
- Water resistance
- Auxiliary port
All of these things indicate LG is really going to make a high-end device that’s not light in any area. Although it’s been committed to the high-end segment for a number of years, it never felt like LG was serious. All of its phones were made out of plastic, but the G6 looks like it’ll feel worth its price tag. Between the materials used and the high screen-to-bezel ratio, LG doesn’t plan on falling short of expectations.
One ambitious idea from the G5 being abandoned is the modular ecosystem, known as LG Friends, that launched in 2015. It’ll be left behind as LG goes back to the basics and focuses on design and performance. Both the dual-camera setup and rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, however, will stay for the G6.
- The LG G6 will have a battery free from overheating
- LG G6 could be the first non-Google phone with Assistant integration
A huge opportunity exists for LG to secure early G6 sales as Samsung won’t unveil its Galaxy S8 until March or April.
Because of the Galaxy Note 7 scandal, Samsung wants to give its brand rest before heading back into the fight. Last year, LG’s G5 was overshadowed by the Galaxy S7 since both were announced at MWC 2016 within hours of each other. Now a spacious window is open for LG to introduce the G6, run plenty of advertisements across different mediums, and show people why its flagship is the one everyone should buy.
LG will make the G6 official on February 26 at a presentation during MWC 2017 in Barcelona.
Source: The Verge