New LG G6 Teaser Focuses On Durability

LG released another teaser for the upcoming LG G6, the company's latest Android flagship that's slated to be unveiled in the run-up to this year's Mobile World Congress (MWC). The teaser image that can be seen above suggests that the device will either be remarkably durable or waterproof like some previous rumors indicated. The promotional image also reiterates that the LG G6 will be unveiled on February 26 and describes the device as a "next generation smartphone." The part of the teaser that hints at the LG G6 being an extremely durable device isn't surprising in light of the fact that both the LG V20 and the LG V10 were advertised as having military-grade impact resistance. Sure, they still couldn't handle being crushed by tanks, but they were durable devices by most standards so it's reasonable to assume that the LG G6 will also be a smartphone that's tough to break.

The LG G6 will reportedly be powered by the Snapdragon 821 system-on-chip (SoC) and 4GB of RAM. The device is also said to boast a 5.7-inch display panel featuring a resolution of 2880 by 1440 pixels. As the South Korean consumer electronics manufacturer is adamant to beat the Galaxy S8 to the market with the LG G6, the company's next flagship likely won't be powered by the Snapdragon 835 SoC given how latest reports indicate that Samsung caused an industry-wide shortage of Qualcomm's most powerful chip. So, while the Seoul-based phone maker is expected to release a Snapdragon 835-powered phone at some point this year, the LG G6 will reportedly be fueled by the same SoC featured in the Google Pixel, Google Pixel XL, and the HTC U Ultra. Finally, LG's upcoming smartphone will almost certainly run some version of Android Nougat out of the box.

The South Korean company recently started teasing the unveiling of the LG G6 and more teasers similar to the one that can be seen above will likely follow in the coming days. Regarding availability, LG's next flagship is expected to hit the market shortly after being announced on February 26, though it remains to be seen what markets will the company prioritize.

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