LG will ditch the modular design pioneered by the LG G5 last year, pictured
LG G6 has leaked online – weeks before its announcement at the Mobile World Congress tradeshow in Barcelona.
The latest flagship smartphone from LG will be unveiled on-stage February 26th. LG mailed out invitations for the launch earlier this month.
LG Display previously confirmed that the LG G6 will sport a 5.7inch screen and an unusual aspect ratio of 2:1.
The new render of the LG G6, shared on Twitter by serial leaker Veniamin Geskin, shows a sleek metal smartphone with a staggering screen-to-bezel ratio.
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Serial leaker Veniamin Geskin has shared an image of the upcoming LG G6
The display has curved corners, like the widely-praised Xiaomi Mi Mix.
If the latest leaks are accurate, LG has definitively abandoned the modular design that made its previous flagship phone, the LG G5, stand out amongst the crowd.
Instead, it appears LG has prioritised industrial design for the LG G6.
The phone is expected to be made entirely from metal and glass – a departure from the leather and plastic that characterised the Korean company's previous flagship smartphones.
The LG G5 used an innovative modular design, although this will be dropped for the G6
According to sources, not everything from 2016's LG G5 will be ditched.
The rear of the phone, including the circular fingerprint sensor and dual-camera system, is expected to make a return.
Express.co.uk reviewed the LG G5 last year, praising the quality of the display, but failing to see the point of the modular design.
We wrote: "The lack of compelling add-ons, fiddly release mechanism, and the fact that the smartphone has to be rebooted each and every time you decide to switch between the modules, mean you’ll likely forget about the feature within 48 hours of owning the LG G5.
"It’s not the best Android smartphone on the market, but it’s still a solid choice."