LG G6 to be waterproof, ditch removable battery

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The LG G6 has been the subject of a number of rumors lately, with the general consensus being that the phone won’t follow in its predecessor’s footsteps by featuring a modular design. The handset is set to strike a new path with a couple of reports now offering clues as to what the brand is intending for the device.

Android Police’s David Ruddock recently tweeted that the LG G6 won’t have a swappable battery like the LG G5. The latter’s removable powerhouse was promoted as a key highlight by the brand at the time of its release since most phones feature non-removable units these days.

It looks like LG’s changed its strategy regarding batteries now. Another major flip is an apparent shift towards an all-glass design language similar to what Samsung’s doing with its smartphones. Ruddock later clarified this statement with a second tweet which said that it wouldn’t have a full glass body, instead opting for a highly reflective metallic material on its back.

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Lastly, the G6 is not going to join the likes of Apple and Motorola and get rid of its 3.5mm headphone jack. Quad DAC may be playing a factor in this since LG has incorporated the technology into the V20 for superior headphone jack audio output.

Previous reports had alleged that the LG handset would be its first to sport wireless charging and support LG Pay. The second works just like Samsung Pay, utilizing both NFC and Magnetic Secure Transmission (MST) to enable transactions. The smartphone could also be waterproof and take advantage of an adhesive waterproofing technique to bring this about.