Every day. Every single day it seems I am writing something about the upcoming LG G6. LG is really building up the hype for this release and let’s not be mistaken, it is LG building up the hype. This many leaks must be orchestrated. We do know that they have leaked certain teasers to blogs over the past week or so with another one arriving at Android Central yesterday.
In a style that some here at Ausdroid originally thought was fake, LG’s teaser has the slogan:
Reliability. Check, check, check.
This could very likely be a reference to the bootloop issues that have plagued many LG devices in recent times (which LG still have not fixed and often deny being at fault). The G4, G5, V10 and V20 have all reportedly had this issue where the device goes into a spontanteous bootloop that cannot be recovered from with it making a visit to the LG service centre.
I’m not sure how LG plan to make the G6 more reliable than those bootloopers, especially considering they have not figured out why they are occuring nor how to fix them yet. I hope they can but as for many things I like to put the blame on the custom skin LG use. Maybe they are paring back the skin to be less obtrusive but unfortunately I find that very unlikely as many Asian manufacturers either seem to think that we like/prefer these skins or they don’t care. That is an opinion piece for another day.
The other teaser LG have sent out showsa very happy person with the quote “more reliable” on top of saying they don’t want to pay for cracked sceens. This may well point to the LG G6 display being protected by Gorilla Glass 5 which claims an 80% survival rate for device drops from 1.5 metres. LG needs a killer feature on this phone with all eyes on Samsung for their Galaxy S8 release not long after MWC and Gorilla Glass 5 could well be it.
This all follows on from the previous leaked placard in the similar design style where they mention “Less Artificial. More Intelligence.” This one is even more cryptic than todays. LG G6 has long been rumoured to come with Google Assistant as it’s AI but what do they mean by the more intelligence and less artificial? They have added to Google Assistant? They have a second AI onboard that has more intelligence? If it is in fact Alexa as the second AI (as has been speculated) it will not work here I’m afraid — not until Amazon decide to release it here. It will be interesting to see what exactly LG bring to the table with AI possibly being a differentiator between devices this year.
That’s it for todays LG G6 rumour roundup. Less rumour and more teasing today but I’m sure we’ll be back here in the next day or so to discuss yet another rumour or leak — at least until the big reveal on February 26 at MWC. Do today’s leak make you want the G6 any more than before? Or less because you are reminded of LG’s bootloop history and inability to remedy it?