Christmas is behind us, and that means for the tech world (and those who live in it) it’s time to get excited about what’s to come in early 2017. January and February give us our two biggest events of the tech calendar, in the form of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and Mobile World Congress (MWC), and with those coming, its rumour time.
Today, thanks to OnLeaks and Gear India, we have renders of the upcoming LG G6, purportedly from leaked CAD data, and it shows a familiar form with some notable differences to 2016’s LG G5.
Gone are any signs of the cursed Friends modular concept, and in their place, we have more traditional slab-type phone with everything largely where it was last year; volume buttons, a rear-facing fingerprint sensor / power button, dual cameras and flash, bottom firing speakers, USB-C port and headphone jack up top. The back looks glossy, but that could just be the option taken by the renderer; are we likely to see a reprise of the G5’s premium plastic back which actually felt quite nice?
According to Gear India, the LG G6 will feature a 5.3-inch Quad HD display and Snapdragon 835 chipset, while the rest remains open to speculation; nothing’s confirmed until the announcement, basically. Size-wise, the LG G6 is reported to be 148.8 x 72.3 x 8.3-8.0mm.
Take a look at the animated renders below:
The likelihood is we’ll see the LG G6 launched in Barcelona come Mobile World Congress time, but anything’s possible. With rumours Samsung might delay, and rumours that other brands might go early to get the jump on MWC, we really just don’t know timing at this stage.