LG today released a new teaser for its upcoming flagship smartphone, the G6. After teasing the smartphone’s high screen-to-body ratio, water resistance, and a new AI assistant, the company’s latest teaser talks about reliability. As you can see, LG has also used the word “check” three time. We aren’t exactly sure what that is referring to, but it could perhaps have something to do with strict testing norms that LG has adopted for the G6. It could also be an attempt to troll Samsung for the Galaxy Note 7 debacle.
The LG G6 will be announced on the 26th of this month at a pre-MWC press event in Barcelona. Based on all the leaks and rumors so far, the G6 is going to be somewhat similar to the G4 from 2015. While the Samsung Galaxy S8 will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset in some markets, the LG G6 is going to be running on the older Snapdragon 821 SoC. Most of you will be aware that the Snapdragon 821 chip is only a subtle upgrade over the Snapdragon 820, delivering slightly higher benchmark performance due to the higher clock speed. While it is no doubt a capable chipset, it will not be able to take on the Snapdragon 835, which offers significant performance gain compared to the Snapdragon 820 as well as the Snapdragon 821 chipsets.
The main USP of the G6 will be its design. As we have seen numerous times in leaks over the past few weeks, the G6 will feature extremely thin bezels on all sides. At the back, the G6 will not be very different from the G5 in terms of the design. You will get a similar horizontally laid dual-camera setup towards the top, and a circular fingerprint scanner positioned towards the center. For audiophiles, the G6 will come equipped with a Quad-DAC, so audio quality through headphones should be quite impressive. The smartphone will also be water and dust resistant, although the exact IP rating hasn’t been confirmed yet. On the software front, the LG G6 is rumored to include the Google Voice assistant that debuted with the Google Pixel smartphones last year.