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LG G6: towards the end of the modular system?

While the LG G5 is about to celebrate its six-month since commercialization, its manufacturer is already busy working on its successor, the LG G6. For the time being little is still known, but what we do know about the South Korean giant’s next high-end smartphone is explained here. According to several industry sources, LG will also abandon the modular system.

LG G6: new technologies will not be ready for the launch

The Chosun Korean site started reporting several interesting details on the LG G6. Unfortunately, LG will not be able to count on several of its new technologies, especially when it comes to the screen. We likely won’t be seeing a curved screen but rather a completely flat slab. The mistake, insufficient production for the LG G6 launch. 

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Wireless charging seems to also be one of the manufacturer’s problems. LG may have decided to adopt a new technology to recharge a metal smartphone via remote induction (up to 7 cm). The aluminium shell may be covered in tempered glass.

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Will the LG G6 be a modular phone? © ANDROIDPIT

LG G6: the end of module system?

Last year, LG had based its G5 on the modularity principle. The smartphone therefore allows for the addition of modules attached directly via the bottom of the smartphone. However, the approach was complicated and required a restart of the smartphone, in addition to the time needed to remove the battery. Lenovo has been able to a better implementation with the Moto Z.

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The Moto Z introduced a simpler system for modularity. © AndroidPIT

According to ETNews, LG has, by the way, seriously considered abandoning the modular system. The South Korean brand would like to take less risk so as to avoid a new failure. However, a spokesperson from the company has explained that such a decision could not be taken and rumors of a final design are inaccurate.

“We have not made any decisions and everything is only speculation at the moment. We are still tending to the needs and expectations of our current and potential customers.”

LG G6: realese date and price

Finally, LG will present its new flagship as of the beginning of 2017. Two dates are possible: the CES at the beginning of January 2017 in Las Vegas or the MWC at the end of March 2017 in Barcelona, Spain. In terms of tariff, on the other hand, no information was leaked, though it is in all likelihood that the smartphone will be at high prices, about $699.

The presentation is expected at the beginning of 2017 at the CES or MWC

What would you like to see at the next LG flagship?


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  • storm 1 month ago Link to comment

    Now if lg would only step up their update game

  • Uhhhh......... looks pretty interesting. Hopehully I'll get used to a buttonless phone fast so I don't look like a caveman living in the 21st century.

  • Anthony 6 months ago Link to comment

    Great idea by LG, we need innovation in today's smartphone world.

  • Mark 7 months ago Link to comment

    I agree with McNeil. LG deserves a big thumbs up with the true innovation they are bringing to the Smart Phone industry. While maintaining all the key feature I like. I will give them the only thumbs up I can Saturday when I buy my G5.

  • Sensors under glass are not always a good thing. The proximtiy sensor of my nexus 5 stopped working properly when the glass above it got cracked.

    What will happen if the glass above the fingerprint scanner cracks?

    • tariq 6 months ago Link to comment

      pretty sure cracking screen will disable the sensor, but scratching the home button or the button breaking does the same thing..

  • perfect smartphone: no buttons, removable battarie, 2xSimcard, sdcardslot' waterproof

  • McNeil 7 months ago Link to comment

    How i wish Sony came up with these futuristic ideas *sigh* all they do is literally copy and paste... I wish LG all the best with this project. Its a game changer *thumbs up*'

  • Alex R. 7 months ago Link to comment

    This seems to be too weird!! we all ready have capacitative buttons !!hope these things are helpful rather than a stupid experiment!

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