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The LG G6 could be waterproof and charge wirelessly

The upcoming LG G6 may feature water-resistant properties as LG could drop the modular accessories feature of its last flagship, the LG G5.

Published onDecember 5, 2016

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LG may drop the modular capabilities of the LG G5 and introduce waterproofing on its upcoming flagship, the LG G6, according to a new report. The news arrived yesterday via Korean site ETNews and also suggests that the G6 will lose one of the long-standing features of the G-series: a removable battery.

ETNews recently speculated that the LG G6 would lack the modular aspect of its predecessor, however it didn’t reference waterproof capabilities in the original story. According to ETNews, this is now going ahead, and LG will employ a waterproofing method which makes use of an adhesive, rather than tape like its Korean competitor Samsung utitlizes on its phones, which is said to be a less expensive alternative.

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An official from LG Electronics told ETNews, “The climate of Japan is humid and rainy, and the hot spring culture has developed and demand for waterproof phones has been high.” [Translated]

Meanwhile, Korean tech site The Investor suggests that the LG G6 would feature wireless charging and LG’s yet-to-be-released mobile payments system.

Would you be disappointed if LG dropped a removable battery in favor of waterproofing on the LG G6? Let us know in the comments.

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