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features to look for when the lg g6 debuts at mobile world congress

posted 2017-01-27
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    lg g6 features to look for at its mobile world congress debut

    the android world is counting on lg electronics to introduce a major new smartphone model now that it is clear that samsung won't be ready to introduced it's much anticipating galaxy s8.

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    it will likely have a large display
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    it will likely have a large display

    lg itself has said that the g6’s display will be “big.” that followed several rumors, as well as some supply chain leaks, that showed an lg g6 display measuring 5.7 inches with an ultra-wide 18:9 aspect ratio. if that’s true the screen could nearly cover the device’s entire face.

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    a slimmed-down and high-quality design
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    a slimmed-down and high-quality design

    lg has also said that its g6 will come with a “smaller body” than last year’s model. several image leaks show a device that is both slimmer and more refined-looking than the g5. in fact, reports suggest the g6 will come with a metal and gl design, putting it on par with other expected handset releases, such as the samsung galaxy s8 and iphone 8, which are expected to come with significant design enhancements.

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    picking snapdragons
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    picking snapdragons

    one would think that a top-of-the-line smartphone would come with the latest qualcomm snapdragon 835 processor. however, samsung worked with qualcomm on the chip this year and reportedly gobbled up all the initial supply. therefore, lg is forced to bundle the qualcomm snapdragon 821 in the g6, which will be a disappointment for those who wanted the latest generation processor.

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    look for google istant
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    look for google istant

    when google last year released its pixel handsets, they were the first to support its new artificial intelligence tool google istant. however, google is planning to open istant to others and the lg g6 will be the first to support the feature.

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    waterproofing is a sure thing
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    waterproofing is a sure thing

    lg has confirmed a key feature in its g6—waterproofing. the feature has been rumored for months, but it’s also a pricey one to include in any smartphone. lg said it has found a way to offer the feature in the g6, but how well it’ll perform in full emersion tests is unknown.

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    modularity will disappear from the g6
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    modularity will disappear from the g6

    modularity, the biggest selling point in last year’s lg g5, is officially gone from the lg g6, according to several reports. lg reportedly wanted to waterproof the device and the only way to do so was to bundle a non-removable battery and ditch the ability to swap out components as it did in the g5. some corporate users who like the idea of a removable battery might not be happy.

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    there will be era enhancements
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    there will be era enhancements

    lg is planning to follow the crowd with the g6 and offer a dual-lens rear-facing era. the feature is already available in the iphone 7 plus and is reportedly on its way to the high-end samsung galaxy s8. lg is hoping that a nicer era with fast-zoom features could help it at least keep pace with its chief competitors.

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    lg promising long battery life
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    lg promising long battery life

    lg has already said that it plans to offer a big battery in the g6 that will come with long-lasting power. while the company hasn’t put a figure on how long the battery will last, look for it to at least hold up all day long. also look for lg to talk about safety and the techniques it’s using to limit the possibility o alaxy note 7-like overheating.

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    expect to find android nougat

    if the lg g6 comes with google istant, then it will undoubtedly offer android nougat. google’s latest mobile operating system version has been slowly finding its way to existing devices, but will be offered in many new devices in 2017. the lg g6 will be one of them.

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    look for delivery in march

    lg is keeping its g6’s pricing and availability close to the vest right now. the company will be holding its press event on feb. 26 ahead of mobile world congress in barcelona. it’s currently expected to release the g6 to stores in march, giving it a full month head start against the galaxy s8. pricing has not been disclosed, but given the features, don’t expect it to be cheap.

the android ecosystem has been dominated lately talk of samsung’s galaxy s8 and what the company’s first major handset release after the recalled galaxy note7 might offer. but now mobile world congress is just a few weeks away and samsung has confirmed that it won't be ready to introduce galaxy s8 at the show. so all eyes are now on lg electronics to see if it will bring some exciting news mwc. the korea-based company last year sent shockwaves through the android market with its flagship g5, a high-end device that went toe to toe with the galaxy s7. now, rumors are swirling that lg has big plans for its next handset, the g6, including an improved design, a new-look display and more. even lg is getting into the mix, releasing obscure images and other hints at what it might announce when it holds a scheduled special media briefing feb. 26 the day before mwc begins. until then, we have nothing but speculation to go on. this slide show will look at some of the latest and most credible rumors about the g6's features. read on to learn more about lg’s possible plans for its next flagship handset.

don reisinger is a freelance technology columnist. he started writing about technology for ziff-davis' gearlog.com. since then, he has written extremely popular columns for cnet.com, computerworld, informationweek, and others. he has appeared numerous times on national television to share his expertise with viewers. you can follow his every move at http://twitter.com/donreisinger.