LG G6 features world-first smartphone screen ratio
Feb 27 2017 by Elias Hubbard
The phone runs on Android 7.0 Nougat with LG's very own 6.0 UX on top. Although it's not all screen on the front, it's pretty damn close. The phone feels tiny for today's phablet standards, and yet it has a handsome 2,880x1,440-pixel screen. Also, the new smartphone is made up of different types of sturdy glass.
The feature is not earth shaking, however, it is certainly interesting to see smartphone manufacturers working hard to incorporate new, small stuff to make the overall user experience better. Meanwhile, the rounded corners on the screen are a neat tweak.
The LG G6 has a non-removable battery, while the battery on the G5 could be pulled out from the bottom.
To pull off the look, LG didn't have to do anything radical.
You'll be able to capture awesome panoramic shots with the wide-angle lens, while the standard camera lens' optical image stabilization should help you to better capture high-detail shots at a moment's notice. Even without any surprises-and even with a soon-to-be-outdated processor-the G6 is a beast that puts LG back on the Android map.
The LG G6 has a solid unibody design unlike the modular design of the LG G5. Believe it or not, the G6 actually has a bigger screen.
The LG G5 has a dual-rear camera setup -16MP primary snapper, as well as an 8MP wide-angle camera (135-degree shooting support). Below, you'll find all the information you need to follow LG's event as it unfolds, including the live streaming video and our live blog coverage. The display has support for Dolby Vision and HDR10 HDR videos. Existing 16:9 content can be slightly stretched or presented as letterbox style with minimal black bars on either side of it. Samsung's new S8 and Apple's iPhone 8 are strongly rumoured to be using 18:9 screens. All of those features are wrapped in a body that's IP68-rated for dust and water resistance.
The LG G6 runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 chipset (as Samsung gets dibs on the Snapdragon 835 order) with quad-core processor and Adreno 530 GPU along with Android 7.0 Nougat.
Under the hood, the G6 is powered by (only) a Snapdragon 821 and 4GB of RAM.
"We've not only embraced that philosophy in our newest smartphone but taken it to a whole new level by incorporating the 18:9 format in many other ways".
While some might still prefer their fingerprint scanner on the front of the device, I found my index finger naturally gravitated to the correct position every time I picked up the G6. Oh and that back?
But Ian Hwang, who is in charge of designing all LG phones, stressed during the phone's presentation at MWC on Sunday that "the war for specs is over", and that it's now more important to deliver a reliable, usable phone. With that being said, let us dive right into the announcement and let you guys know everything there is about the flagship. However, this gets changed in the LG G6. The 18:9 aspect ration eliminates cropping of films.