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This is how LG is ensuring its G6 doesn’t blow up like the Samsung Galaxy Note 7

LG’s next flagship smartphone will feature copper heat pipes to ensure it does not overheat and explode, the company says.


LG is gearing up to unveil its 2017 flagship smartphone, the G6, and it has already released a teaser asking what consumers want in an ideal smartphone. The teaser hints at water resistant capabilities, large all-screen, bezel-less display, and more. Last year s Samsung Galaxy Note 7 already had most of these features, but the battery fiasco led to the sad demise of the smartphone. Learning from Samsung s mistakes, LG has taken steps to ensure the same isn t repeated. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy S22 series India variants might be powered by Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC

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“We will significantly improve the safety and quality of our new flagship smartphones as more consumers seek safe smartphones. We are conducting battery heat exposure tests to a temperature 15 percent higher than the temperature set by the international standards of the US and Europe. The battery also undergoes diverse tests such as piercing it with a sharp nail or dropping a heavy object on it from a high place,” LG press team told Korea Herald. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy S21 FE design revealed via official support page, listings: Report

lg g6 heat pipe

The G6 will feature copper heat pipes with high thermal conductivity to get rid of heat from the device. It is the same technique that is used in desktops and laptops to deal with overheating issues. LG also mentioned that the internals are completely redesigned to have more space between components to disperse heat. The company has also conducted anti-shock and anti-puncture tests to see how much torture the smartphone can withstand. ALSO READ: LG confirms G6 will not have modular functionality like the G5

LG G6 Specifications

From what we know so far, LG has already confirmed that the G6 won t feature modular functionality as the G5. It is likely to feature a new design with a metal and glass body, and water-resistant capabilities. The G6 is expected to be powered by Qualcomm s Snapdragon 835 SoC paired with 6GB of RAM. However, there is no word on onboard storage at the moment. Rumors also suggest that the LG G6 could feature iPhone 7 Plus-like dual-camera module to create bokeh effect in images. ALSO READ: LG G6 to boast 5.7-inch QHD+ display with 18:9 ratio

The G6 is also expected to feature a removable battery and Qualcomm s Quick Charge 4.0 fast charging feature that can offer up to five hours of battery backup with just five minutes of charging. It is also rumored that the smartphone might come with support for wireless charging. For connectivity, the smartphone feature USB Type-C port for charging and data transfer. LG is also expected to retain the 3.5mm headphone jack.

LG G6 Price

In terms of pricing, rumors suggest that the G6 could be available for 20 percent lower than the G5. However, another WSJ report suggested that the G6 could cost the same as the G5, between $500 (approximately Rs 34,000) and $600 (approximately Rs 40,000). The LG G6 is expected to debut at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017 in Barcelona next month. It will directly compete with the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8, Xiaomi Mi 6, and eventually whatever Apple launches later in the year. ALSO READ: LG G6 rumored to be lesser expensive than the LG G5

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  • Published Date: January 16, 2017 12:36 PM IST

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