Mobile World Congress (MWC) has a date and so does the announcement of flagship phones of 2017. MWC 2017 will be held in Barcelona, Spain from 27th February. Preceding that, flagships from Samsung, Nokia, and LG are expected to get announced on 26th February. As the announcement dates get closer, the internet is crowded with the rumors. It is hard to rely on rumors but we can count on them when it is from the manufacturer themselves. LG has uploaded a teaser video titled “Wishlist for the ideal smartphone” and from that we can make solid guesses on how the LG G6, next flagship from LG, gonna be like.
LG’s Teaser Video Breakdown
In the video Wishlist for the ideal smartphone, we see random people giving their views on how a phone should be. It starts with demanding of a bigger screen. At the same time, people want the phone to be not that big and should come handy for one hand usability. Additionally, they say they want the phone to have some good grips. The ideal phone should come with water resistance is what they said. Then they add the phone should capture all at once hinting at a wider lens. More Reliability is included in the wishlist and that hints toward phone to have durable builds. In this post, I’ll be breaking down the wishlist to give you an overview of what we can expect from the LG G6.
Bigger Screen: 5.7 inch Screen with QHD+ and Aspect Ratio of 18:9
The screen that we will be seeing will be of 5.7 inches. Since it’s going to be extra tall – extra wide screen, the aspect ratio will be of 18:9. This screen will come at a resolution of 2880 * 1440 pixels.
Big screen but not a big phone: no or tiny bezels
For a phone with a big screen to be not that big, it should have no or tiny bezels. So the LG G6 will have tiny bezels and more than the traditional screen to body ratio. Unlike LG V20, the phone will not have a secondary display which is something many of us want to have in phones of 2017.
Capture all at once: dual cameras with wide angle
Like LG G5, the G6 will have dual cameras in the back with one lens having a wider angle than the another. That way you can pack more in your photos or videos taken from the phone. But will the phone get a Megapixel bump or will pack the same units from its predecessor is something we can’t have a word on yet.
Water Proof: Water resistance is something every flagship of 2017 should include
Even the Apple, has now made its phone water resistant so LG was kind of lagging when it came to Waterproofing in a phone. But now, the LG G6 will be the first water resistant phone from LG. Well, Better late than never, LG.
More Reliable: Corning Gorilla Glass 5?
LG seems to be confident about making well-protected screens. The LG G5 already had Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection. So, LG might be stepping up its game and is likely to include Corning Gorilla Glass 5 screen protection in its next flagship of 2017.
That was what the teaser video had hinted. But there are still more worth considering rumors on LG G6. Unlike LG G5, the G6 won’t be of a modular type. Well, LG has learned its lessons by releasing an oddly openable phone right from the chin. Since LG G6 will have water resistance, it won’t have any parts removable. But will it have a 3.5 headphone jack or not is something even we are eager to know about. Like LG V20, the phone will come with Android Nougat out of the box. There are more to be uncovered about the LG G6, like the chip it’ll be using and the amount of RAM it’ll pack inside. We’ll surely share that with you in days to come when we’ll have more rumors from trustworthy sources. Stay tuned.
So, what are your views towards LG G6? Do you think it can share the limelight with Samsung Galaxy S8? Or, just like the last year, the Samsung’s flagship will overshadow that of LG? Let us know in the comments.