LG has been dropping hints about its next-generation flagship smartphone. We already know that the company is ditching the modular concept for the LG G6 and it has also said that the new smartphone will feature copper heat pipes that will help counter overheating. It says that these heat pipes will ensure that the battery doesn’t overheat even at temperatures as high as 150 degrees.
Copper heat pipes are normally used in PCs and other big devices to manage heat control. They can help in reducing the temperature by up to ten percent. Aside from having copper pipes, the LG G6 also has components that tend to heat up placed further apart from each other.
The company has also confirmed to a news outlet based in South Korea that it’s testing the batteries for the LG G6 at temperatures 15 percent higher than the U.S. and European standards.
It’s clear what LG is trying to do here. It’s pushing the safety credentials of its new flagship to capitalize on Samsung’s colossal failure with the Galaxy Note 7 late last year. The Galaxy Note 7 met its demise due to faulty batteries and LG wants to make it clear to the world that it’s going the extra mile to ensure that the batteries in its next flagship smartphone don’t pose a risk to customers.
While that’s commendable, the average consumer cares for much more than heat pipes inside the handset, so the LG G6 will have to impress on other fronts as well if it wants to win over Samsung customers.