LG G6 Release Date, Specs & Features: Alleged ‘Lite’ Variant Surfaces ON Geekbench; Device To Come With Snapdragon 820, 4GB RAM
Feb 08, 2017 08:22 AM EST
South Korean tech manufacturer LG's forthcoming flagship smartphone LG G6 isn't headlining alone during its release at the imminent Mobile World Congress in the coming weeks. Its alleged, less premium variant has now made its debut on Geekbench and its features and specifications are not to be toyed with.
Gizbot reported that a new LG smartphone, allegedly the LG G6 or its variant LG G6 Lite, has appeared on benchmarking website Geekbench. Dubbed as LG H871, the device is seen to be equipped with premium specification such as Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 and 4GB of random access memory. In addition, the chipset has been shown to be clocked at 2.19 GHz along with 1 processor and 4 cores. Initially spotted by GSMArena, LG H871 is also seen to be toting Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-the-box.
The assumption that LG H871 could be LG G6's Lite or Compact variant isn't that far-fetched. Rival Samsung Electronics has recently bought up all of the initial Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset for its upcoming flagship Samsung Galaxy S8. As such, LG is expected to come with slightly lesser version of the more premium chipset and LG H871 could be just one of those.
Meanwhile, as LG has left the Snapdragon 835 bandwagon for now, its premium iteration LG G6 is now heading for the Snapdragon 821 chipsets. This recent showing on the benchmarking website is also indicative of the previous speculations that the forthcoming flagship device from the South Korean company would be marketed in different variants. These variants will be marketed depending on the region, the rumors have added.
Expected to come without its predecessor's modular design, LG G6 is anticipated to be unveiled on Feb. 26, a day ahead of the annual Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. It should launch alongside with its competition, Xiaomi Mi 6 and Huawei P10.