South Korean multinational giant, LG unveiled its high-end smartphone LG G6 at the company's launch event at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017 in Barcelona on Sunday. This is yet another attempt at ensuring that genuinely big-screen phones remain single-hand useable. The display has a 18:6 aspect ratio which is an attempt to make the cinematic Univisium format more commonplace.
Luckily, LG has an app scaling mode that can cleverly alter the display ratio of apps and video to fit the full screen, and it actually alters how the media is rendered rather than just stretching it.
The company also pointed out that the G6 is the first smartphone to feature Dolby Vision HDR technology. When it comes to watching 16:9 videos from, say, YouTube, you will be greeted by two black bars, letterboxing the clip, effectively losing out on that 5.7-inch size.
I asked LG's reps why the company opted for the 821 processor instead of the upcoming, more powerful Snapdragon 835, and they said it was a question of timing; the new flagship processor from Qualcomm was just not ready. The LG G5 was near-perfect, but will its non-modular successor achieve the same level of success? LG G6 has also been optimized so that the Google Assistant works even when the screen is turned off. LG G6 comes with 18:9 FullVision display. It has a minimalist design. LG calls the design minimalistic and based on what I've seen so far I would agree. In line with that, LG also didn't go for dual edged display as it resulted in accidental touches on the screen while holding it. The frame is made of aluminum and the back is coated with Gorilla Glass 5. Here is a look at some reasons why avid smartphone users should consider purchasing the LG G6. Also expect Bluetooth 4.2 LE, 802.11 ac Wi-Fi, and NFC for use with Android Pay. The smartphone is water and dust resistant thanks to its IP68 rating and has a battery capacity of 3,300mAh. While Samsung has been busy developing its own Bixby assistant, LG has been working with Google to integrate Google Assistant out of the box. The display is QHD+ and supports HDR 10 and DolbyVision so you can better enjoy content that you stream. Using the split screen option with apps and web pages feels intuitive, but the feature shines when used with applications designed especially for it.
Of course, LG has also upgraded its cameras.
Rear Camera: Improved dual, flush mount, 13MP, f/1.8, 71°normal lens, and 13MP, 125°, f/2.4 wide angle, OIS and 4K record. There is Optical Image Stabilisation 2.0 that offers a smooth and jitter-free optical zoom. There is a 5MP front facing camera which has a 100-degree field of view which provides wide-angle selfies. A non-final test unit was supposed to be delivered yesterday, but didn't arrive. Display So, the G6 has the much larger screen, sure, but it's worth noting that its aspect ratio is changed, too.
LG G6 will be equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor, coupled with 4GB RAM and either 32 or 64GB of internal memory (expandable up to 256GB via microSD card).