How big of a deal is having a removable battery in your phone?
Well, if you were LG, it's a huge deal. Nearly all of its flagship phones have had them, bucking the trend of sealed-in batteries. That will no longer be the case when LG unveils its G6 next month. The company will follow everyone else and seal up the body, allowing for a water-resistant device.
Given the proliferation of portable batteries, and our constant fear of dropping our phones in the toilet, perhaps that's a wise move.
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You'll be able to drop your LG G6 in the toilet with no worries (The 3:59, Ep. 169)