It was not very long ago that most of the people had started to think that modular smartphones are the way to future.
And these dreams of the futuristic modular smartphones are being fuelled by the presence of semi-modular smartphones like the LG G5 and the Moto Z series. After Google had shelved the Project Ara, a modular smartphone seems like a distant dream now. After the LG G5 had received a lukewarm response, even LG Electronics has most likely given up on the modular designs for smartphones. However, now, it looks like LG is reportedly going back to the drawing board to design its next flagship smartphone. Sources have revealed a few details regarding LG G6, the next flagship smartphone from the Korean conglomerate. The 3D rendered images of the LG G6 device has been released by MySmartPrice, in collaboration with @OnLeaks. The first information about the rendered images of the LG G6 was tweeted by @OnLeaks.
Specifications and Features of the LG G6
With LG diving back to the standard candybar design, the LG G6 does certainly feel implicative of the most smartphones from 2016. It was in October this year that the first details regarding the change in LG’s design of the next flagship smartphone had cropped up. Though the designing details of the LG G6 have been leaked, the affair revolving around the internal hardware still remains a mystery as of now. Since the LG G6 is being considered as a flagship device, it is not wrong to expect that LG will ship this upcoming smartphone with a chipset of the top-tier and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor.
The LG G6 will be featuring a 5.3-inch Quad-HD display, which is similar to that of its antecedent, the LG G5. Unlike the contoured screen like the LG G5, the G6 will have a screen with an entirely flat surface. According to the rendered images, the G6 will not have any modular element to its design, which means that the modular accessories of LG are not likely to be quite compatible with the G6. The device is 8.3 mm in thickness at the top, probably due to the presence of the camera sensors and it is 8 mm at the bottom. The dimensions of the LG G6 smartphone are 148.8 x 72.3 x 8.3 mm at the top and 148.8 x 72.3 x 8.0mm at the bottom.
The rear panel of the smartphone snuggles tightly into the metallic frame and is probably not removable. LG continues to use a dual camera setup at the back with that comes with a dual-tone LED flash. It is pretty evident from the renders that both the rear-facing camera sensors will come with different focal lengths. A fingerprint scanner that is present just below the camera setup also doubles up as the power button of the phone.
It is quite surprising that the company has not yet yanked out the headphone jack in favor of a USB Type-C port. So, it might be sighing of relief for the users as LG seems to have decided to keep the 3.5mm jack for the headphones on the G6. While the loudspeaker has been placed on the right side of the USB Type-C port at the bottom of the phone, the microphone is present on the left side.
Unlike the earlier generation devices from LG, the company is planning to launch the G6 in glossy and matte finishes. If rumor has it, then the rear panel of the G6 might also come with a “highly reflective metallic material”. According to a 360-degree 3D render video, the rear panel of the LG G6 is expected to feature a glossy or matte finish.
According to previous reports, in order to juice up the huge battery of the G6 by up to 50% in just 30 minutes, LG will also be using a new wireless charging module at the rear. Although the company has been tight-lipped, the LG G6 is expected to make its debut at the Mobile World Congress 2017, which is scheduled to be held next year in February.