Some dude at Business Insider got a hold of a new photo showing off LG’s upcoming G6 flagship smartphone. We can now confirm two things we’ve been wondering about for a while.
One is the dual-camera setup’s purpose. According to the source, it’ll be used to “recreate the blurry background” effects like on the Apple iPhone 7 Plus’ portrait mode. That’s a little different from the implementation on last year’s V20 and G5 handsets, which used the second lens for wide-angled shots.
Second is the glossy black finish on the rear, again similar to the iPhone 7 Plus’ jet black color option. This would be a major departure from previous LG flagships, which traditionally relied on plastic, leather, or metal to cover the phones.
While those aren’t exactly new features, they’d likely fit in well with the rest of the leaks we uncovered, including the long 5.7-inch display, water and dust resistance, and 3.5mm audio port.
The only lingering question is what processor the G6 will employ. If rumors turn out to be real, LG’s next flagship may be limited to an older Snapdragon processor from Qualcomm, and not the groundbreaking Snapdragon 835 debuting on most flagships soon.
We’ll have to wait and see what happens when the G6 gets launched at Mobile World Congress later this month.