Months after LG announced the LG G5 at the Mobile World Congress in February, rumors of its successor, the LG G6, have started emerging.
Now, many loyal fans of LG, one of the top five best-selling smartphone brands in the world, are eager to learn more about this upcoming device.
Here is all we know about the flagship LG G6 mobile phone — from the specs and features to the release date and pricing.
The LG G5 sports a 5.3-inch screen with a display resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 pixels. Rumors hint that the upcoming LG G6 could boast a 4K display.
In terms of specs, the LG G5 has been at par with many other top-end handsets launched in 2016. It is likely that the same case would be seen in the company's next flagship model. Speculations are rife that the LG G6 could come running on Qualcomm's unannounced Snapdragon 830 processor.
The LG G5 includes 4 GB of RAM. Some smartphones, such as the OnePlus 3, have been launched with 6 GB of RAM. Although, 4 GB of RAM is sufficient for current-gen smartphones, LG may want to upgrade the LG G6's RAM capacity to 6 GB.
The LG G5 is equipped with a dual-camera setup: one 16-megapixel shooter and the other 8-megapixel. The phone also has an 8-megapixel front-facing camera. Smartphone enthusiasts have been happy with the camera capabilities of the LG G5, which means that a dual-camera is likely to be thrown into the LG G6.
A 2,800 mAh removable battery powers the LG G5. A bigger battery with more usage hours in between charges is said to be in the cards for the LG G6.
The LG G5 has a modular design, which the company thought would attract many customers. However, the modular design has failed to entice as many people as the company had hoped for. Rumors are rife that LG might drop the modular design in the LG G6.
Ken Hong, senior director of Global Communications at LG, also believes that the company might not be sure if the LG G6 would have a modular design like the LG G5.
"We're still looking at all the angles so any discussion of the future of modularity is completely speculative since no decision has been made," says Hong.
LG G6 Release Date
Many LG mobile phone fans will be waiting for the company to launch the successor to the LG G5. But LG has not followed a fixed pattern or schedule of launching its flagship devices from the "G" series.
The company announced the LG G5 in February 2016, the LG G4 in April 2015 and the LG G3 in May 2014. However, given that many smartphone makers launch their phones at the MWC, it is likely that LG would also confirm the LG G6 at the MWC 2017.
LG G6 Price
Being a flagship phone, the LG G6 is expected to be packed with top-end features, which means customers could be paying a higher price tag for the phone. At launch, the full retail price of the LG G5 at Verizon was $624; at T-Mobile $629; and at AT&T $688. Customers should expect a similar pricing for the LG G6.
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