We are perfectly aware that both the flagship smartphones from the two Korean tech giants are still quite a distance away from being released, but one cannot deny that the distance isn't really that far away either at this point of time. Also, not much stays secret about popular upcoming smartphones these days, thanks to leaksters, hidden sources and most of all, the internet. Therefore, based on what we know so far, here's a comparison of leaked and rumoured specifications between two of the future heavyweight competitors for 2017 in the smartphone business.
Galaxy S8/S8 Plus: 5.7-inch/6.4-inch curved, bezel-less Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 2560x1440 pixels.
LG G6: 5.7-inch LCD display with 2880x1440 pixels resolution and arranged in a 18:9 aspect ratio, which is a first in the smartphone industry.
Both devices will use identical Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC in 4x 2.45GHz Kryo 280
4x 1.9GHz Kryo 280/Adreno 540 configuration. There is a chance that the international version of the Galaxy S8 will use an equally powerful Exynos chip with a Mali GPU.
6GB on both devices.
While both the devices are expected to support micro-SD cards, the S8 may also support UFS SD cards as well. Internal storage should range from anywhere in between 64GB to 256GB.
The Galaxy S8 will probably continue with a single rear sensor and may bump up the megapixel count on the front camera as well as adding autofocus, but the LG G6 will sport an even more advanced version of LG's rear mounted dual-sensors.
At this point, both the G6 and the S8 are expected to run on Nougat 7.1 right out of the box.
LG G6: USB Type-C, wireless charging, Quick Charge 4.0, fingerprint scanner, Android Pay, LG Pay.
Galaxy S8: USB Type-C, IP68 rating for water resistance, wireless charging, Quick Charge 4, iris scanner, fingerprint scanner, Android Pay, Samsung Pay.
Stay tuned for more as we will keep you updated with the latest rumors, renders, images and specs as they happen.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
2017 is almost here and as usual, all OEMs around the world are preparing to launch their new flagships for the new year. LG is still one of the biggest names in the business, but lately, they have been struggling in terms of sales. The company is of course, depending on the upcoming G6 to get themselves out of the rut that they seem to have fallen in recently. We have a few renders and a bit of info on the LG G6 for you today that may give us an insight onto what the Korean giant has planned for 2017.
The leak by Shai Mizrachi (brought to us via the courtesy of Android Authority) shows a design language that's not much different from what we saw last year on the G5. However, at 72.43 mm thickness, it's probably going to be more than a millimetre slimmer than the G5 (73.9 mm). Other rumors around the phone indicate that the G6 may sport a 5.2-inch/5.5-inch QHD display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC, 4GB/6GB of RAM and a dual camera module, reminiscent of the LG V20. If you are wondering if the G6 will have modular capabilities like its predecessor, nobody knows yet. Do you like what you see, or is the G5-ish design putting you off?
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)