South Korean electronics giant LG is about to release its LG G6 smartphone in the coming month. The smartphone device will feature a display makes up about 90 percent of the device’s front surface area, according to a leaked image obtained by CNBC.
The launching of the LG G6 is expected to happen in Barcelona during the Mobile World Congress. LG will be holding a press conference with journalists and industry professionals will be in attendance.
The leaked informations also states that the LG G6 will be made with metal and glass and feature a 5.7-inch display, which takes up most of the smartphone reducing the size of the bezel. Smaller bezels appear to be an emerging trend. Last year, Xiaomi unveiled a concept phone called the Mi Mix which had a 91.3 percent screen-to-body ratio, while numerous leaks around the upcoming Samsung S8 appear to show it having a very small bezels.
With the delay by Samsung on the release of the S8, LG will be looking to capitalize by looking to the void being left by the fierce rival at the Mobile world Congress. Samsung usually unveils its latest product at the trade show but it seems that will not be happening this year.
Last year, LG took the wraps off a modular G5 smartphone which allowed users to change parts of the handset, but this didn’t take off. LG will find it tough to take market share in what is becoming an increasingly tough smartphone market with Samsung, Huawei and Apple dominating the high-end of the space, and Chinese players like Oppo and Vivo grabbing share in the mid-tier.
LG will be looking to use this product as a way of out doing their counter parts in the mobile phone industry. Though, there are some people who still doubts. According to LG G6 leak shows smartphone with a screen that takes up nearly 90 percent of the device
Francisco Jeronimo, research director for European mobile devices at IDC express his fears in an interview with CNBC said “Even if this is one of the best devices at MWC, I don’t see it changing the fortunes for LG. What’s been difficult for LG is growing the brand awareness that drives the demand from consumers.”
Rumoured Features(May not be 100% authentic)
Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
SIM: Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Type: IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size: 5.3 inches
Resolution: 1440 x 2560 pixels (~554 ppi pixel density)
Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 5
– Always-on display
– LG Optimus UX 6.0 UI
OS: Android OS, v7.0 (Nougat)
Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 830
Card slot: microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot) – single SIM
microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) – dual SIM
Internal: 64/128 GB, 6 GB RAM
Primary: Dual 16 MP (29mm, f/1.8) + 16 MP (12mm, f/1.8), laser autofocus, OIS (3-axis), LED flash
Features: 1/2.6″ sensor size @ 29mm, 1/2.6″ sensor size @ 12mm, geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, panorama, HDR
Video: 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps, HDR, stereo sound rec.
Secondary: 12 MP
Alert types: Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker: Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack: Yes
– 32-bit/192kHz audio
WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
Bluetooth: v5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
Infrared port: Yes
USB v3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, color spectrum
Messaging: SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
– MP4/DviX/XviD/H.265 player
– MP3/WAV/FLAC/eAAC+ player
– Photo/video editor
– Document editor
Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion battery
Misc: Colors Yes