To compare the previous smartphones, the G5 had a 2,800mAh battery that could only be upgraded should you used the camera module, which would increase it to 4,000mAh or use a battery case as an alternative. The battery timings on the smartphone weren’t that satisfactory either but it looks like the company might finally get rid of that issue with the G6 announcement. According to Korean media, the G6 has been rumored to feature a 3,200mAh battery, which is the same capacity as the previous generation V20.
The G6 will most likely have a screen size of 5.7 inches so the larger size will naturally give the company more room to cram in a large battery. However, the hardware specifications bit only looks good on paper so what will really matter is how well the smartphone performs in delivering adequate screen-on time to users. LG has previously teased that its G6 is going to be reliable, but didn’t provide detail as to what the term reliability means. Previously, users have experienced bootloop issues with all LG flagships and while they were durable, the software needed a fair bit of work.
What we think is that the smartphone’s UI and software, in general, would have improved to the point where users would not have to experience those bootloop issues any longer, or at the very least experience them to a very smaller degree since software cannot be perfect. The LG G6 is going to be the first phone being announced by the company that will provide support for wireless charging and become IP68 certified as well.
Rumor also has it that the device is going to be running Google Assistant, while others have stated that it could be running Amazon’s Alexa too. The disappointing bit is that the battery is going to be non-removable, and it will be running a chipset that was announced back in 2016 (Snapdragon 821).