Given the disappointing financial results in each quarter throughout 2016, it goes without saying that LG’s smartphone division has gone through a rather rough patch last year. The South Korean multinational conglomerate can’t wait to get over the sticky situation and is currently banking on its forthcoming flagship, the LG G6, to turn things for the better.
Amidst all that, a new report has surfaced now claiming that LG is all set to make a “significant turnaround” in 2017, adding that the radical switch in the status quo could be attributed to the fact that the G6 will be more than 20% cheaper to manufacture compared to its predecessor, the LG G5.
Reported by The Investor, these claims are based on input from KB Securities analyst Kim Dong-won.
So, how will LG manage to control the manufacturing cost to such a huge extent? Apparently, by doing away with the modular design that made the G5 special, albeit not without making it more dislikable to many potential buyers.
If the never-ending rumors about the G6 are to be believed, it seems obvious that LG’s new flagship is probably definitely not a modular handset. Key specs of the device include the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, a 5.3-inch Quad HD display with 1440 x 2560p resolution, USB Type-C port, and a back panel made of glass.
According to an earlier estimate, LG is likely to sell more than 5 million of the G6 unit throughout this year. While the details are still sketchy, odds are high the company will choose the Mobile World Congress 2017 (Feb 27 – Mar 2) to announce the device.