LG’s next flagship smartphone, G6 is expected to be announced sometime around February-March next year. So far, every G-series smartphone has seen refreshed design along with faster hardware, and the same could be expected this time around too. It is also expected to borrow one of the biggest features from Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 — the iris scanner. Reports suggest that LG has already started working on the technology, and its implementation could be different from the Galaxy Note 7. Also Read - YouTube, Gmail, Google Maps stops working on these phones from today: Check if your phone is in the list
Citing an LG Innotek official, Korea’s Digital Bakjeongil Times reports that LG is “planning an integrated iris recognition module mounted on smartphones.” For the Galaxy Note 7, Samsung used a selfie camera and a dedicated second camera for iris scanning. However, LG’s new ‘all in one’ iris scanner will combine both into a single module. For both functions to coexist in the same scanner, LG is likely to add some sort of filter to it. While the volume taken by two separate modules goes to 0.47cc, the single module has a volume of just 0.36cc. While details about the camera resolution, sensor size and aperture are missing, it is still positive news hinting at what to expect from LG’s next flagship smartphone. Also Read - LG TV 2021 lineup launched in India: Check details here
We still may be months away from the official launch of LG G6, but that hasn’t stopped the rumor mill buzzing. The Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, Galaxy Note 7, the BlackBerry Priv and Xiaomi’s recently launched Mi Note 2 all embraced dual edge curved display. In fact, Xiaomi has sourced the OLED panels from LG, and the upcoming iPhone is also expected to come with dual edge curved OLED display. However, rumors suggest that LG G6 may not come with the same curved OLED screen. This also means that the G6 may come with a similar flat 5.3-inch QHD display as the G5. Also, while the G6 was expected to include wireless charging, rumors suggest that LG may not implement it just yet. Yet, it remains to be seen what all features makes it to LG’s next flagship smartphone. Also Read - LG Gram 2021 series with 11th-gen Intel Core CPUs launched in India: Price, specifications
With the G5, LG made a big bet on modular functionality, which was also one of its key selling points. However, adding those modules or replacing them is quite cumbersome, as one has to turn off the device and remove the module from the bottom. LG G5 hasn’t seen the success as its competitors – the Samsung Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge and OnePlus 3 among others. It looks like customers aren’t sold into the idea of LG’s modular functionality. The recently launched V20 has skipped the modular functionality, but as it’s a different line altogether, the G6 may pick up where the G5 left off. However, citing “multiple representatives from multiple industries,” Korea’s ETNews reports that the LG G6 may lack modular functionality.
Lenovo-owned Motorola’s recently launched smartphones — the Moto Z, Moto Z Play and Moto Z Force also includes modular functionality and it’s clearly a better one. You can snap on these accessories at the back of the smartphone, and there is no need to turn off the device too. The accessories range from a power bank to speaker mod, camera with optical zoom and also a projector.