A model poses for photographs with LG Electronics' new smartphone G5 during its launch event in Taipei, Taiwan March 24, 2016. Reuters/Tyrone Siu

The LG G6 handset is expected to let go off the modular approach. The LG G5 could be the last of LG handsets to have the removable modules one could clip in and out to boost the battery capacity, improve audio and add advanced camera controls.

As per etnews, the LG G6 will reportedly have the old solid slab design of glass and metal. LG is ditching the modular approach. This could be because the LG G5 didn’t sell as expected even though it received praise from critics and tech enthusiasts alike. However, the average buyer was not impressed by the extra add-ons.

There was another problem though. LG too faltered because of issues in manufacturing all the different LG G5 add-ons. For example, the Bang & Olufsen audio module was not available when the PG G5 launched.

Thus, the idea of a modular approach was noble though it turned out to be a bad year for LG. The Project Ara got cancelled. Thus, LG won’t be taking risks with the LG G6 handset with the trends in the modern day smartphone market.

It seems smartphone users prefer to stick to traditional designs and not something out-of-the-box, writes Tech Radar. However, the interest in the LG G6 is already evident. The LG G5 was a big jump from its predecessor and fans are expecting the G6 to be even better.

Lenovo and Motorola have a more promising modular smartphone strategy. The Moto Z handset with its magnetically attachable Moto Mods has been a hit. LG has already opened up the Moto Mods design open for developers.

The LG G5’s bottom portion could pop out for users to attach a DAC or a camera control module. However, users had to remove the battery and the modules. The swapping could have been more seamless. This is where Motorola and Lenovo are capitalising on.