LG launching event invite.
LG launching event invite. Image: TechRadar.

LG has begun to send invites to various media outlets to an event that will take place on February 26 in Barcelona, Spain. The show will most likely see the official unveiling of the company’s upcoming flagship handset, the G6.

The G6 is coming just in time before the Mobile World Congress that will open a day after LG’s unveiling event and will close on March 3.

LG is in the process of redefining their portable electronics lineup and will release a set of smartwatches alongside Google.

Other rumors suggest the manufacturer could join forces with Google to bring their cheap Android One phones to the United States.

G6 rumored specs and features

LG G6 price
LG G6 rumors. Image: Tech Radar.

Following their G5 handset, which received mostly mixed reviews, LG looks to make an improvement in both external design and software. The phone is likely to undergo many production changes, starting with a removable battery, which many users might appreciate.

The G6 will probably maintain a price very close to its predecessor, somewhere around the $600 mark. The invite came with an image reminiscent of a phone’s screen, something that many news outlets see as a hint that the G6 might have 18:9 aspect ratio display.

Other rumors point out to a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and possibly a dual-camera system like the G5. The new phone will definitely come with Android Nougat right out of the box as well.

Some sources claim that LG will ditch the metal finish for a tempered glass on the back of the device, aiming for more ‘premium’ look. However, other sources have disputed this, claiming the company will add some metallic material to the rear build.

The G6 is sure to have a 1,440 x 2,880 resolution, surpassing both the Samsung S7 and the iPhone 7. Those specs will make the smartphone the first QHD LCD device, which the company calls ‘QHD+.’

Enthusiastic fans will still have to wait for most of these rumors to be confirmed with the release of the G6. The difference between claims in online news outlets is greater than in other cases.

LG will release the Aristo in January

Two days ago, the company released a budget smartphone running Android Nougat through T-Mobile, the Aristo. This phone will be available on January 25 and comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 and 1.5GB of RAM.

An online petition to the company has also surfaced recently. 3D fans now protest the company’s removal of this technology from their OLED and LCD TVs and demand that they release an affordable model with this capability for 2018.

Source: Tech Radar