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LG G6 vs Galaxy S8: What Buyers Need to Know

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Galaxy S8 vs LG G6: Specs

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)

  • 5.8 and 6.2-inch 2560 x 1440 Quad-HD Curved Infinity AMOLED Display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 or Samsung Exynos Processor
  • 6GB of RAM & 64GB of internal storage (Micro-SD slot included)
  • Android 7.1.1 Nougat with Samsung TouchWiz
  • 12 Dualpixel Rear Camera - OIS, phase detection auto-focus, f/1.7 aperture
  • 8 megapixel front camera with auto focus
  • Fingerprint and Iris Scanners
  • IP68 dust & water resistance
  • 3,100 and 3,600 mAh battery with Fast & Faster Wireless Charging
  • Improved Always-On Display
  • Dual Stereo Speaker configuration (One on top and another on bottom)
  • Samsung Pay
  • USB Type-C, 3.5mm headphone jack, AI, more

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)

  • 5.7-inch 2880 x 1440 QHD+ IPS Display 18:9 aspect ratio
  • Snapdragon 821 Processor with 4GB of RAM
  • 32GB of storage and microSD card support (up to 1TB)
  • Android 7.0 Nougat with LG UI
  • Dual 13MP Rear Cameras. F/1.8 with auto-focus, OIS, 13MP Wide-angle
  • 5MP Front Camera with OIS and wide-angle
  • Improved Fingerprint Scanner, premium metal design
  • 3,300 mAh battery with Wireless Charging, Quick Charge 3.0
  • USB Type-C Port, Always-On Display
  • Better Sound similar to the LG V20
  • IP68 Dust & Water Resistance (3 feet for over 30 minutes)
  • Slim Bezels, Google Assistant, and much more

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.

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