The LG G6 is less than two weeks away and thus, rumors and leaks are all over, with the latest giving us more highlights into what to expect with respect to design and battery capacity.
There have been lots of leaks about the LG G6 – leaks that appeared somehow intentional and controlled. Apparently, the latest is one of those and it comes with details about what LG is planning for the design of the G6. Previous reports have indicated that the Korean company is going for a new design language this time around, with one of those being the abandonment of the removable battery and thus a new unibody design.
As per the new report, it appears that the LG G6 will indeed come with a dust and water resistant body. A new LG teaser regarding this phone’s launch at the MWC 2017 on February 26 confirms that it will be able to “resist more” even when “under pressure.” If anything, these terms have everything to do with water resistance, something that goes hand-in-hand with the rumored IP68 certification the design will come with.
What IP68 means is that the phone can still be used even after being immersed in water of up to 1.5 meters deep for a period of up to 30 minutes or probably more. This is one of the features that made the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge such irresistible phones and LG hopes it could also help spark the poor returns of the G series from the recent past. To effectively implement the IP68 dust and water resistance feature, LG G6 will ditch the removable battery in favor of a unibody design with a non-removable unit, but the good side of the story is that other reports claim this unit will be huge, probably more the 3200mAh found in the LG V20.
At the moment, the LG G4 has the largest battery capacity in the LG G series with a 3000mAh unit, followed by last year’s G5, which has a 2800mAh unit. With a battery capacity larger than 3200mAh, the LG G6 will carry the largest battery ever yet in the G series. To make sure that it doesn’t do a “Samsung Galaxy Note 7”, LG has promised to introduce heatpipes technology where copper pipes will be used to disseminate heat produced by the battery, thus keeping it safe and free from bursting into flames.
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