LG’s just-announced marquee G6 phone adds a new chapter to the legendary rivalry between South Korean neighbors LG and Samsung. And for once, LG’s G6 could gain the upper hand against Samsung’s forthcoming Galaxy S8.
One reason is an about-face in strategy. Where the G5’s tone-deaf modular design failed by being too different, the G6’s potential comes from aligning with the competition. It will be one of the first global phones to have a large display that takes up about 80 percent of the screen — a nearly “bezel-less” design — and a trend we expect to see in many high-end phones this year.
It also has dual cameras and adds two important features that last year’s G5 lacked (and which last year’s Samsung Galaxy S7 had): “waterproofing” and wireless charging (for US buyers only). Embracing these mainstream features is a strategy that could set LG up to weather Samsung’s relentless onslaught of features and marketing dollars when the phone does come; that’s rumored to debut on March 29.
Source – CNET