LG’s next flagship G6 smartphone has already been part of several leaks hinting the design of the device. Now, the smartphone has been spotted in new leaked photos shared by a South Korean website, showcasing the overall design alongside features such as rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and dual rear camera setup, in-line with earlier leaks. Alongside, new leaked case renders have surfaced online – matching the design of the latest leaked images.
New leaked images shared by Under KG show off a brushed metal design for the LG G6, showing a matte finish that’s different from the glossy black version that was leaked previously. The rear fingerprint scanner module looks to double as the power button, while the smartphone retains the 3.5mm jack, and a large SIM card slot hatch hinting at the inclusion of microSD card support.
In the meanwhile, case maker Ringke has listed several LG G6 cases which give out the design of the upcoming flagship. The new leaked case renders also gives an impression that LG G6 will indeed come with in different versions. Some of the transparent cases of the alleged LG G6 show that the handset will include 3.5mm audio jack at the top while mono-speakers alongside USB Type-C charging port at the bottom. The G6 branding at the back of the handset is again teased in the new leaked case renders. The left panel is seen housing the volume rocker buttons while the SIM slot is seen at the right.
The alleged case renders of the G6 smartphone are listed on Amazon by case maker Ringke and were first reported by Android Pure.
The new leaked case renders again hint that LG G6 will sport metal design which will be a departure from the company’s current plastic body in the LG G5, which sports a modular design. An earlier report claimed that LG was running additional safety tests on the G6 ahead of its actual launch. The company is also rumoured to adopt a new ‘heat pipe’ cooling technology to conduct heat away from the processor.
Based on preliminary leaks, the LG G6 flagship will be the only other non-Pixel smartphone to feature Google Assistant out-of-the-box. The G6 is widely expected to come with waterproofing capability and this is said to be one of the reasons why LG’s next flagship will ditch the removable battery to give way to water resistance. LG is also rumoured to come with dated Snapdragon 821 processor as Samsung has reportedly first dibs of the latest Snapdragon 835 processor.
LG’s much-anticipated G6 flagship smartphone is expected to be unveiled at the company’s February 26 event just ahead of MWC 2017 in Barcelona. The event will begin on February 26 at 4.30pm IST (12.00pm CET).