A new report claims that LG has plans to launch a “mini” variant of its flagship G6 smartphone as the LG G6 mini. Citing an internal document, TechnoBuffalo reports that the new device will retain LG G6’s biggest highlight – an 18:9 (or 2:1) display aspect ratio. Further, the document suggests that the LG G6 mini, which might not be the name of the device when it launches, will feature a 5.4-inch screen which is smaller than the 5.7-inch seen on the LG G6 (Review).
Prolific tipster Evan Blass, however, has claimed that the device will be unveiled as LG Q6. Blass has also added that the device was recently spotted on FCC with model number M700 and sports an aspect ratio of 18.5:9 – like the Samsung Galaxy S8+. He also claimed that LG Q6 will sport a single 13-megapixel rear camera and 3GB of RAM.
Unfortunately, there are not many details available on the Internet around the LG Q6 aka LG G6 mini at the moment.
The document obtained is dated back to early last year which makes Technobuffalo believe that the device in question may have been scrapped. Though, however, the tip from Blass seemingly confirms the existence of the LG Q6. A device with smaller form factor and features like LG G6 could bring the company sales volumes, as the smartphone would be available at much lower rate.
LG has been rumoured to be working on a OLED panel for its next V30 premium smartphone. The move to OLED panels is said to be a way to match Samsung in the smartphone market. A recent report even claimed that the LG V30 will reportedly be unveiled right ahead of IFA 2017 trade show, which will kick off in Berlin on September 1.