LG made a bold move by giving its flagship smartphone – the G5 – a semi-modular design. But despite some solid hardware, most people weren’t impressed by the handset, which failed to sell well. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise to learn that LG appears to have gone back to a traditional design with the G6.
Unlike many of today’s smartphones, the G6 appears to have a totally flat screen. There’s also a USB Type-C port, and fans will be thankful to find LG hasn’t “done an Apple” by removing the 3.5mm headphone jack. On the back of the device, you can see a power button that doubles as a fingerprint scanner and a dual camera setup with dual-tone LED flash.
The G6’s internal hardware is still a mystery, but rumors say the flat display measures 5.3 inches and has a 1440 x 2560 resolution. The handset is said to be powered by Qualcomm’s next generation Snapdragon 835 SoC, which is built using a 10-nanometer finFET process.
Dropping the modular design will doubtlessly be welcomed by most people, but it does mean the G6 joining the ranks of most other handsets in having a non-removable battery.
As it did with the G5, LG is expected to unveil the G6 at Mobile World Congress this February. Rumors say it could release soon afterward, possibly as early as March, in an attempt to beat Samsung’s Galaxy S8 to market.