South Korean electronics brand LG is likely to ditch the USP of its smartphones - the modular design aspect. It comes at a time when loyalists are expecting the introduction of the flagship G6 in 2017.
According to Korea's ETNews, LG G6 would not be a 'modularised' phone like its predecessor; the LG G5 released earlier in the year. Design mechanisms and structure of the LG G6 are rumoured to be similar to previous-gen LG flagship smartphones that bore stark resemblances to their successors.
As far as the modular designing is concerned, the LG G5 that comes with this concept offers detachability to users. With this, users can detach the lower bottom part of the smartphone and attach other external modules.
However, the modular structure design mechanism of the LG G5 was found to be too complicated and complex, states ETNews. This also reportedly caused inconvenience to owners of the smartphone.
"It probably was not easy for LG Electronics to put up with risks since its smartphone business is already not doing too well," an anonymous industry analyst told ETNews.
As far as the key technical details of the LG G6 are concerned, these are yet to surface even unofficially at this point in time. The latest smartphone, released by LG is the LG V20 that offers the below aspects to its buyers:
- 5.7-inch display having resolution of 1440 x 2560
- Android 7.0 (Nougat) operating system out of the box
- Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC, along with Adreno 530 GPU
- 20 MP rear camera
- 8 MP front snapper
- 4/6 GB RAM
- 32/64/128 GB internal storage variants
- LTE, HSPA, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and microUSB connectivity
- 4,000 mAh Lithium-Ion battery.