With just over a month left for its official unveiling, key details and a high-resolution image of the LG G6 have been leaked by The Verge. The leaked image only shows the top half of the phone including the minimal top bezel and the rounded display corners.
It was widely expected that LG’s upcoming flagship, the LG G6 due to be unveiled at MWC next month, would make use of a Snapdragon 835 chipset. However, that might not be the case as Samsung has reportedly taken the first dibs on all the Snapdragon 835 chips being produced.
After a relatively unremarkable year with the LG G5 and the V20, a lot rides on the G6 for LG. With every OEM focusing on building their own AI-powered virtual assistant this year, LG has taken a slightly different approach. The company’s G6 will ship with Google Assistant baked in, presumably making it the first handset after the Pixel to do so.
LG today announced a new Quad HD+ display which it confirmed will be used on the LG G6 debuting next month. The 5.7-inch display has a aspect ratio of 18:9 and features a resolution of 1440 x 2880, with a pixel density of 564ppi.
2016 was a particularly bad year for LG. The company’s modular flagship smartphone, the LG G5, hardly found any takers, with its other offering also being pretty mediocre. However, despite the losses that its smartphone division is generating, LG’s Chief Technologist Skott Ahn says that the company is committed to making smartphones and has no plans on spinning off the division.
The LG G6 is still a few months away from its official unveiling, but first renders of the phone have already made their way to the internet. The renders show that the G6 will carry a design similar to the G5, right down to the fingerprint scanner and dual-camera setup at the rear.