At the Barcelona show today, the company announced their 2017 flagship smartphone, the LG G6, and it's a significant departure from last year's G5 - a phone that took some risks that, ultimately, didn't pay off. This is yet another attempt at ensuring that genuinely big-screen phones remain single-hand useable. More about the Univisium aspect ratio, the 18:9 aspect ratio or 2:1 ratio, is "the ideal composition" according to LG and was important for the company to adopt to it, said Vittorio Storaro, Cinematographer. The result is a phone with a rather striking screen-to-bezel ratio, though not as dramatic as, say, Xiaomi's Mi Mix. The implementation was rough, and with the G6, it's become clear that LG has been content to scrap the approach entirely. Along with its generous size, the display supports Dolby Vision and HDR10, so compatible movies can be viewed in all of their billion-color glory.
The new phone has Dolby Vision technology, and is the first phone to do so.
As we've previously reported, you won't find Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 835 processor inside the G6 - Samsung bought up almost all of the initial allotment for its upcoming Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+.
To make the most of the display, the UX and the GUI was modified to provide an optimised expansive screen experience.
LG G5 wasn't exactly a success, owing to the strong competition from Apple and Samsung and importantly, the whole idea of having a modular design seemed iffy and unrealistic. LG has confirmed that the taller display will enable users to see more information on the G6.
To start with, the device comes with a combination of metal and glass. It has a minimalist design. The LG G6 has a unique internal central aluminum plate that extends out to an aluminum frame, but the front and back are glass. This time, the G6's cameras use identical 13MP sensors, so the quality of images should be much closer when comparing the two different cameras.
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To power all of this you're going to need a lot of juice, and LG has boosted the power from 2500mAh in the G5 to 3300mAh in the G6.
The G6 is IP68 certified for water and dust resistantce.
The G6 is optimised for Google Assistant. The camera app will have a split-screen mode, and it's more useful than it sounds! And yes, the LG G6 comes with Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box.
Of course, LG has also upgraded its cameras. The LG G6 includes numerous design cues from the LG G5, including its dual rear cameras and a fingerprint sensor mounted at the center.
The dual camera is 13MP wide (f/2.4) + 13MP standard (f/1.8), while the selfie cam is 5MP. Optical stabilisation is available to prevent distortion when capturing wide-angle and zoomed in shots. The front facing camera is a 5-megapixel shooter with a 100-degree wide angle lens and an aperture of f/2.2. The team ran a series of nail penetration tests to not only test battery protection but the device's survivability. You can also take shots tailor made for your Instagram account with the new square format.
Under the hood, the smartphone uses Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 chipset. The smartphone comes in Ice Platinum, Mystic White and Astro Black colour variants.
To keep up and running the G6 has a 3,300mAh battery that aims to offer a day's worth of heavy use.