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This is Probably an LG G6 Prototype

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LG will unveil the G6 with its 5.7-inch QHD+ display at a press event in Barcelona on February 26, that much we know. What we don’t know, outside of a single leaked image of the top half of the device, is exactly what the device will look like. Sure, we’ve seen CAD renders, but today, we believe we have images of a prototype that may show more of the device in the flesh for the first time. 

As you can certainly see from the shots below, this phone is by no means a finished product. However, it does reveal that metal exterior LG is expected to use, with nice chamfer all of the way around its frame. We also can see the screen-to-bezel ratio on the front, which is quite minimal. From these pictures, it is tough to tell if the display has rounded corners, as a previous leak suggested, but if you closely enough in the bottom right, it does appear to have just that. Or maybe that’s my eyes playing tricks on me.

On the backside, well, this is not going to be the finished back material. This is a shell being used to aid in testing. With that said, you can see the dual-camera setup that has been present on the past couple of LG flagships. We once again have a centered rear fingerprint reader as well.

Other things to note are the bottom USB Type-C port with single speaker, along with a top-mounted headphone jack.

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So not the most incredibly exciting images, since these are not of a finished product. However, they certainly help paint the picture as we inch towards an official unveiling. I know that Samsung is going wild with the Galaxy S8, but you have to be impressed so far with what LG is doing to the G6.

  • Will MacCormac

    I still miss my LG Prada. Great phone.. and a hint to LG .. a lot more people will buy the G6 if it doesn’t have ‘LG’ on the front

  • ben

    It may have been discussed elsewhere but it looks like it has a rear power button/fingerprint sensor and the volume buttons are on the left with no buttons on the right.

  • MicroNix

    2017 – The year the bezels died (finally)

  • Synacks

    I’ve been with Samsung several times now, off and on, but I am really looking for something else and this has some rugged good looks.

  • pseudoswede

    I hope someone takes that through airport security. Hilarity would ensue.

  • Alex

    Looks pretty good actually… To me at least.

  • ChrisI

    and it’s laser engraved with a DL logo?!?!?
    Cool!!!

  • seattle tech

    Nice leak dl. Can you get them to turn on the screen?

  • LightCucumber

    I’m not particularly optimistic about the whole bezel-less design. I have an iphone 6s plus and a nexus 6p. 6p has pretty bad palm-rejection compared to 6s+. I have used few large screen androids and found similar issue. Hope they cater to it this year. Otherwise, it’s going back to “hand-gymnastics”

  • gabe1989

    loving the throwback to the G2 with the thin bezels. 2017 is shaping up to be an exciting year for android phones.

  • sc0rch3d

    how was DL lucky enough to get their logo splayed all over the device? talk about advertisement!!!!

  • JMG

    The protype looks great. Those thin bezels.

  • Chazz Matthews

    Should have STEREO speakers, not mono. Come on, LG!

    • Howard Stern ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      i would be in line to buy two of them just to give LG the extra boost in sales, if it had front facing stereo speakers

  • Jessica Durden

    I want this. Yes mommy. Take my tax return.

  • GalaxyUser
  • mlm5em

    The bottom looks like the Nexus 6p.

  • CabbageHeadCat.

    One can hope this means there will be style swap backs for the phones. Realistically, this being a working prototype, the plastic back is there for access for points needed.

    • ben

      It might be removable and swappable like the Moto X. The G5 was modular. They’ve had replaceable batteries since the G4. It’s not crazy to think the back is removable.

      All so it wouldn’t make sense to invest in injection molds for prototypes. I would bet this is the production back or an early version of it.

      • dude058

        The battery on this prototype has warning texts written all over it. That wouldnť be necessary if it was not user-replaceable…so maybe the G6 will come with removable batteries after all…that would be great 🙂

  • Francisco Peña

    Looking at the top right, it looks more rectangular corner on the actual screen.

  • JSo

    That back shell may be just a temporary housing but I kinda like it.

    • Eric

      Same here. Reminds me a bit of the Lumia Icon/930.
      http://winsource.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Lumia-Icon-8-640×424.png

      • MACGRUBER

        I really liked the look of that device. Screen was too small for my taste though.

        • Will MacCormac

          That’s the reason I like it..

      • Brandon Sobotta

        Really loved that device as well. Always wanted one of those but never got one. The last true Nokia I think

    • ben

      I’d like if it were a textured, grippy, rubberized back. Metal phones look more expensive but that doesn’t mean it’s the best possible material for phones.

      • ben

        The bevels around the camera and rear button make it look production-intent.

  • Howard Stern ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    very interested…has that G2 look to it. which is one of my fav phones.

  • D in B

    love it

  • Tyler Durden

    And just had to hide that battery size inside there…means it’ll be disappointing

  • Tyler Durden

    Holy fingerprints batman

  • JohnW

    LG continuing with the “Surprised Robot” look on the back.

    • vzwuser76

      That’s exactly what I said the first time I saw this design style awhile back.

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      Pretty sure they ripped off the Droid Life logo.

      • Big EZ

        No, this is the Droid Life edition with an 835. it’ll be released a month after the regular G6.

  • Captain_Doug

    Interested.

  • Murphy

    $50 their first commercial features Far East Movement’s ‘Like a G6’.

    • Eric R.

      N, N, N, N, N, N, na, na, na, I’m bootlooping like an LG6

  • James

    Seems like Droid-Life hasn’t been first with an inside scoop like this one in a while. Glad to see it (even if I’ll never buy this phone).

    • Big EZ

      I know. They didn’t even post about the Samsung leaks until weeks after everyone else. I was surprised, I miss the hype beast machine Droid Life use to be.

    • Ivan Carapovic

      Don’t leaks take away the “wow” effect of a new phone at unveiling? Im most excited about phones that havent leaked yet, like the Oneplus 4 or HTC 11.
      The G6 seems nice tho, had G2 and it was the best phone of all times. Now we shall see how G6 improves after the last 4 failures.

      • LightCucumber

        I wish LG could just release a G2 with upgraded internals, just like with the iphone SE. Boy, that would be an instant buy!

        • seattle tech

          I think us g2 fans have been asking for that for years. Looks like this is the closest to that. If it only had a sd 835 and hopefully a large battery

        • ASYOUTHIA✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

          I still have my G2 that is the peak of LG

          • Nate

            Just like the s5 was the peak for Samsung.

          • ben

            Note 4 sir… Note 4.

          • dp

            S5 was garbage! But all Samsuck phones are.

      • ASYOUTHIA✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        Most people don’t come here so they get the wow factor when they see an LG commercial …oh wait, who am I kidding, LG doesn’t advertise

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    • Picaso86

      LG !!!! Front face speakers!!!!!

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    Looks kinda tall…And once again, Droid Life with the XXCLUSVIVEXX!

    • Harry Balsaq

      LOOKS tall. Probably no longer than G4. 5.7 inch 18:9 screen would mean the screen is 5.1 inches tall. G4 screen is 4.8 inches tall but with reduced bezel should be about the same height. Looks thinner because the G6 screen is 2.55 inches wide, while the G4 is 2.7 inches and the G6 will have less bezel on that of that.

    • Chazz Matthews

      Allegedly same size as the LG G5 in height.

  • The droidlife logo was so well placed on the back it kinda looks like part of the actual plastic.

    • alberteezy

      They missed the opportunity of putting the logo on top of the camera lol

  • mickeyB88

    Yep, looks like a metal-ish rectangle with a screen. On a not-so-cynical side, the bezels looks greatly reduced, kinda like they are on the V20.

    • Tyler Durden

      Imagine if they didn’t need to have their logo there

  • Cody Lemley

    Looks like a V20 honestly

    • Daniel Castro

      The bottom, sure. The rest, not at all.