Galaxy S8 vs LG G6: Specs
So both phones have big screens and premium metal build materials, but what is on the inside? Of course we won't know for sure until Samsung announces it, but the G6 is official. With that said, here's what you need to know.
Each year almost all manufacturers use the same high-end specs for their flagship smartphones. That won't be the case this year with the processor, but everything else is top of the line. Here's the full rundown.
Galaxy S8 Specs (Rumored)
Samsung will use the latest and greatest Qualcomm processor in the US, and their own Exynos chipset in other regions. Just like they have done for the past few years. Initial rumors thought Samsung would use dual cameras, but the big spot on back is for the camera, sensors, and a fingerprint scanner. It's no longer on the front. Instead, it will be to the right of the camera.
The only thing some may need to know, is the LG G6 won't be using the newest Snapdragon 835 processor with Gigabit LTE. Reason being is Samsung acquired the entire initial batch for the Galaxy S8. Took them all from Qualcomm. Meaning LG (and any other manufacturer) will have to settle for the Snapdragon 821 from late 2016. That has now been confirmed with the LG G6 release today.
LG G6 Specs (Official)
LG improved the design to be all metal, but that means no modular accessories and no removable battery. A first for LG. However, that left room for a bigger battery and IP68 dust and water resistance. Something all phones should have in 2017. Add in the big 3,300 mAh battery with fast and wireless charging, and owners won't miss the removable battery but love everything else this phone delivers.
Looking at those numbers, these two phones are closer in competition than expected, aside from the processor. The LG G6 will likely cost around $150 less too, so keep that in mind.