LG G6 won't explode because it uses a huge heat pipe

LG says it will use heat pipes to stop its upcoming G6 smartphone from overheating.

Published Wed, Jan 18 2017 8:49 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:56 AM CST

Samsung didn't have a great end of 2016 with its various Galaxy Note 7 issues, with smartphones catching fire and exploding - and while they're teasing their Galaxy S8, LG is preparing for the launch of its upcoming G6 flagship handset.

LG G6 won't explode because it uses a huge heat pipe | TweakTown.com

LG is promising that its consumers will be safe from any issues of overheating, with LG Mobile Communication Division boss, Lee Seok-jong saying that LG has used a unique mechanism that uses heat pipes in the LG G6 that will make sure that heat is shifted through the phone efficiently, and will avoid any overheating problems.

Seok-jong said: "We will significantly improve the safety and quality of our new flagship smartphones as more consumers seek safe smartphones", while another LG official said: "We are conducting battery heat exposure tests to a temperature 15 percent higher than the temperature set by the international standards of the US and Europe. The battery also undergoes diverse tests such as piercing it with a sharp nail or dropping a heavy object on it from a high place".

LG should be aiming for a home run with its upcoming G6 smartphone, as it'll need to fight the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8, the current Google Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones, and Apple's current iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus - all market leaders.

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