lg-g5_hands-on_23When it comes to smartphones for different markets, pretty much all OEMs keep things the same in terms of features. In terms of hardware, it might differ such as with Samsung where some markets gets its Exynos chipset while others gets Qualcomm. Apple has done similar differentiation where some markets get Intel modems while others use Qualcomm’s.

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However for the upcoming LG G6, the company is rumored to be doing things differently. A report from ETNews (via Pocketnow) has revealed that LG could be offering different features for different markets. For example the rest of the world is expected to get an LG G6 that features wireless charging coils to support wireless charging, while the LG G6 for the Korean market will be getting a MST coil that is meant to support mobile payments like LG Pay.

We have heard rumors of LG’s plans for mobile payments where the company had initially gone with a credit card-like device, but late last year we heard that they were switching to MST which is the same technology used by Samsung for Samsung Pay. We’re not sure why LG is keeping the feature exclusive to the Korean market, or why couldn’t they have included the same hardware across the board so that it could be enabled later.

In any case take it with a grain of salt but LG is expected to announce the handset at MWC 2017 so check back with us towards the end of the month for the details.

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5.7"
  • 2880x1440
  • IPS LCD
  • 565 PPI
13 MP
  • f/1.8 Aperture
  • OIS
3300 mAh
  • Non-Removable
  • No Wireless Charg.
4GB RAM
  • Snapdragon 821
  • MicroSD
Price
~$335 - Amazon
Weight
163 g
Launched in
2017-02-01
Storage (GB)
  • 32
  • 64
LG G6 Review
Score: 9/10
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