Earlier this month we saw the leaked images of the LG’s upcoming flagship LG G6 and now we’re hearing more about its features. According to CNET, the LG G6 will be the first handset outside of Google Pixel range to come equipped with Google Assistant. The users will be able to use voice commands to get certain things done and not just that, having Google Assistant means access to Google’s Chatbot style functionality too.
It’s interesting to note that although these voice functionalities have been available in phones for a while, they’ve recently become a greater part of the high-end devices. Samsung’s next flagship handset, the Galaxy S8, is rumored to have it’s own assistant (NOT GOOGLE ASSISTANT).
Lg g6 to be unveiled on 26th February during mobile world congress
CNET notes that LG originally intended to use Amazon’s Alexa as the assistant in the G6, but dropped the plan because ALEXA didn’t feel ready just yet. It wouldn’t have been the first phone with Alexa though — that was Huawei’s Mate 9 — and Amazon’s digital assistant certainly gets around, appearing in everything from fridges to lamps to alarm clocks at CES this year.
Along with Google Assistant, we know the G6 will be waterproof(IP67), sport a 5.7-inch display (with an unusual 2:1 aspect ratio), have a premium glass-and-metal design and include a headphone jack. We’re also expecting the return of the G5’s dual-camera system and center-mounted fingerprint sensor on the rear. We’ll find out more about the G6 at Mobile World Congress next month, where the handset is set to be unveiled on February 26th.
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SOURCE: THE VERGE