The Mobile World Congress 2017 is just a day away and right now, Barcelona is warming up to host South Korean company, LG Electronics, as it unveils the flagship LG G6.
Unlike many companies that try to keep it a secret until after launch, the LG G6 has been rather different. The phone has been all over the media and in fact, the latest images give out the details of the three color variants the phone will come with. Last year’s LG G5 had four color variants of silver, titan, pink and gold, but this time, LG is going for unique finishes in the shape of mystic white, astro black and ice platinum.
So far, we’d already seen full images of the astro black color variant of the LG G6 and in the leaked image, the platinum ice variant is visible from both ends, although the rear side has a hidden section. These are impressive and given the new design that the phone has also taken, the G6 is expected to be a major star at the upcoming MWC show.
Design-wise, there’s no doubt that LG has turned the tables when compared to the 2016 G5, which also came at the same MWC event. However, some might be disappointed that the company was not patient enough to see the 2017 flagship smartphone chipset – Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 – come out later in April. The chipset is being manufactured in conjunction with Samsung and apparently, the tech giant’s Galaxy S8 and S8+ get the first priority of using the processors.
With LG looking to take advantage of the delayed release of the Galaxy S8, unveiling the G6 at the MWC was inevitable. This will give the company at least a month’s head start into the market and hopefully help regain its lost glory. To do this, the LG G6 is set to debut a larger 5.7-inch display screen with QHD+ resolution. Under the hood, the Snapdragon 821 SoC and 4GB RAM will be running the show.
It has now become a norm for LG flagships to ship with dual-lens cameras on the back and the G6 is no different, rocking a 13MP dual setup on the back, but the front shooter is yet to be confirmed. The great images and videos you capture with the phone can be stored on the phone’s 64GB of internal storage and if not enough, you can insert a microSD card of up to 256GB.
Unlike the predecessors, the LG G6 will come with a non-removable battery, possibly of about 3200mAh, alongside support for fast charging technology. We should be able to find out the full details of the phone tomorrow starting 12:00 at Sant Jordi Club in Barcelona, Spain.