LG G6, the upcoming smartphone flagship of the Korean tech giant, is reportedly equipped with a built-in AI voice system, Google Assistant.
The LG G6 will be the next smartphone flagship of LG after its 2015 release of G5. According to Express UK, LG previously collaborated with Google to integrate the AI system into their phones, saving them the intricacies and hassles of simulating their own AI system. Accordingly, this move is an attempt of the company to keep up with other leading smartphone giants. Aside from being at par with its international competitors, reports suggest that LG G6 may just be the first smartphone with a Google Assistant feature in South Korea.
The AI system is claimed to be one of the most impressive Android Nougat feature upon its release, which might threaten the other tech giants. Consequently, the Google Assistant feature is only available in Android Nougat 7.1 and exclusively used by the company's own Pixel and Pixel XL smartphone devices.
For those uninitiated, the AI system will enable users to speak on their devices for queries such as on weather reports, traffic situations and even restaurant bookings. Many consider the innovation on the latest model of LG smartphones as a great leap, considering that their LG G5 only boasts of its modular design that gives better camera shots and bigger storage. Aside from its Google Assistant, the LG G6 is also rumored to be equipped with iris scanner and a newer design with a larger and wider screen. LG also revealed that the handset will have heat pipes to keep it cool.
Aside from Google, the company is also rumored to have talks with the Amazon to use their Alexa voice assistant.
The final face of LG's G6 is reported to be revealed on Feb. 26 at the Mobile World Congress (MWC 2017) in Barcelona.
In other news, according to Tech Radar, aside from their smartphones, LG also collaborated with Google for their development of smartwatches, which will support Android Wear 2.0 before its launch on Feb. 9.