Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
Steve Mollenkopf, Qualcomm CEO, holds up their new Snapdragon 835 chip during his keynote address at CES in Las Vegas, U.S., January 6, 2017. Reuters/Rick Wilking

If latest reports are to be believed, the LG G6 will come with a new Quad DAC for even better audio quality. There will be little distortion as this sound setup is very much similar to the LG V20 that had new 32-bit “Quad” DAC and B&O in-ear headphones bundled with every unit. Moreover, it has also been reported that the LG G6 will settle for a Snapdragon 821 chipset to get a head start over the Samsung Galaxy S8 handset, which is holding back the Snapdragon 835 processors.

According to Gadgets 360, SemiAccurate has shared a screenshot of LG’s CES 2017 presentation that was shown to a very limited audience. This leaked presentation has reportedly confirmed the Snapdragon 821 chipset in the LG G6 smartphone that is slated to be released at the company’s Feb. 26 event. The presentation has also tipped water and dust-resistant body, 5.7-inch QHD display and a rear fingerprint scanner. The leaked presentation also shows the “LG Confidential” line at the top.

The LG G6 smartphone will launch worldwide sometime in March that will give it a lead of at least a month over the Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphone. Rumours suggest the Samsung flagship will go on sale only in South Korea first by late April. The LG G6 is expected to sport a metal design and not the LG G5’s modular design and plastic body. It is also going to be the first non-Pixel phone to come with the Google Assistant out-of-the-box. It will also sport a dual-camera setup and IP68 certification.

In terms of the audio setup, the new 32-bit Quad DAC in LG G6 will be able to control the left and right channels separately. This means a more balanced sound. Moreover, increased circuit integration will significantly reduce loss of information and lowered distortion levels to as low as 0.0002 percent, writes PhoneArena. The LG G6 is expected to produce some excellent sound when connected to the 3.5mm headphone jack.

LG has already sent out invites for a press event at the MWC 2017, Barcelona, Spain. The invite has captures fans’ attention because of a diagram that suggests the LG G6 display to be covering the entire front of the phone. There are absolutely no bezels around the edge. It is unclear at this stage how the bezel-less display will work.the entire screen may be made touch-responsive or the image on the screen may simply be projected right to the edges of the device. In order to have an all-screen phone, LG may have removed as may ports as possible from the LG G6 edges.

Buttons will most-likely be at the rear of the device. Currently, the selfie camera and the speaker are located underneath the bezel at the top of the screen. These will have to be removed for the edge-to-edge screen. Stay tuned on IBT AU for more updates on LG G6.