LG teases 18:9 screen on LG G6

Alex Kidman 17 February 2017


LG’s next premium smartphone gets a new interface to go with its unusual screen ratio.

LG looks to take centre stage when Mobile World Congress 2017 kicks off in just over a week as it brings the LG G6 to the world. There have already been a number of leaks and outright releases around its latest premium phone, including the development of a high-resolution screen with an 18:9 display, and a teaser video hyping up the potential features that may be in the phone.

In LG’s latest LG G6 hype video, the star of the show is that 18:9 display, which LG hypes as enabling "unparalleled consumption of mobile content". LG’s tagline for the display ratio is that it’s "FullVision", so expect to see that heavily used in any marketing for the G6.

LG’s release for the new UX 6.0 confirms that the LG G6 will feature a 5.7-inch QHD+ panel with a resolution of 2,880 x 1,440, giving it that unique 18:9 aspect ratio. LG’s pitch for the display and new user interface is that it

"maximizes the benefits of the FullVision display, providing the user with the ultimate convenience and advances, such as:

Differentiated experience for viewing content such as video clips and web surfing
Improved camera UX that maximizes the extra real estate provided by the 18:9 format display
Smartly designed GUI (Graphical User Interface) that enables the opening of two perfectly square windows side by side, delivering a more productive, better multitasking experience"

As an example of what LG reckons you’ll do with the display, the camera allows for square Instagram-style shots to be taken on the display and instantly available for review, meaning that your food porn shots can be perfectly crisp without having to leave the camera app.

We’ll be at LG’s launch of the LG G6 in Barcelona, so stay tuned for our first impressions of LG’s latest premium phone.

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