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LG G6 teased in MWC 2017 invite: "Big screen that fits"

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LG G6 teased in MWC 2017 invite: "Big screen that fits"

LG just reconfirmed that it's ready to announce its G6 flagship smartphone later this month at MWC 2017. As you can see in the invite above, the new handset will be officially unveiled on February 26 - no surprise here.

The invite also informs us that the LG G6 offers a "big screen that fits." As reported not long ago, this is a 5.7-inch screen with 1440 x 2880 pixels and a 9:18 aspect ratio, so it will appear a bit more elongated than regular displays (usually, these have 9:16 aspect ratios). LG even has a special name for this display, calling it "Full Vision."

Leaked photos and renders do suggest that the LG G6 has almost no bezels on the left and right of its screen. And while we would not go as far as calling the smartphone bezel-less, the G6 seems to offer a pretty high screen-to-body ratio, and it will likely rival Samsung's Galaxy S8 in this regard.

Earlier today, we learned that the LG G6 should be released on March 10 in South Korea, but it may not reach US shores before April 7.

Besides an unusual display, the G6 is expected to feature a water-resistant metal body, a USB Type-C port, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor, non-removable battery, and a dual rear camera. The smartphone will surely run Android 7 Nougat out of the box. 

Let us know if you're excited about the upcoming arrival of the LG G6, will you? 

source: LG (translated)

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posted on 06 Feb 2017, 19:41 3

1. UglyFrank (Posts: 1853; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


It comes with a new app, YouTube Black Bar Edition

posted on 06 Feb 2017, 20:31

6. medtxa (Posts: 1283; Member since: 02 Jun 2014)


lol. just think of it as bezel

posted on 06 Feb 2017, 19:51 4

2. monoke (Posts: 666; Member since: 14 Mar 2015)


Wider aspect ratio just makes so much more sense. In essence, the reduced top/lower bezels are basically replaced with screen thus keeping the same phone profile. More content can now fit especially if you use landscape like I do, not just split screen. I hope all oems start this trend as I think it's part of the next design evolution.

posted on 06 Feb 2017, 20:37 3

7. medtxa (Posts: 1283; Member since: 02 Jun 2014)


they make screen taller because they reduced the bezel. otherwise the phone would look square-ish.

posted on 06 Feb 2017, 20:52 1

8. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 3260; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


And the phone doesn't become wider when the screen size is increased. Sure it becomes taller but like you said the bezel of yesteryear dispersers and the screen takes its place so even though the screen is taller the phone is still easy to hold and use. It's the best of both worlds, bigger screen in a compact form factor.

posted on 06 Feb 2017, 20:00 2

3. uchihakurtz (Posts: 394; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


So they ditched the modular thing on the G5 and admit it's a huge flop?

posted on 07 Feb 2017, 01:38

13. Settings (Posts: 2154; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


Kinda, I'll just wait for Moto's new flagship. If they also ditch the feature, then modular itself is a failure for now.

posted on 06 Feb 2017, 20:17 1

4. Mreveryphone (Posts: 1071; Member since: 22 Apr 2014)


Please use amoled for the screen this time LG...

posted on 06 Feb 2017, 22:20

10. belosava (Posts: 127; Member since: 14 Apr 2014)


SD821 is not outdated. It's released in oktober 2016. In real life use you will not see much difference between SD821 and SD835, except maybe in batterylife. But the price of a phone with SD835 chip will be more expensive...

Also SD821 had some good improvement over SD820 :
https://www.gizmotimes.com/comparison/snapdragon­-821-vs-snapdragon-820/16403

posted on 07 Feb 2017, 18:28

16. sgtdisturbed47 (Posts: 790; Member since: 02 Feb 2012)


Not only should they use Amoled, but they need to get the colors on the screen more accurate.

posted on 06 Feb 2017, 20:28

5. gmaximus (Posts: 24; Member since: 05 Feb 2017)


18:9 is going to be the fun part of this phone. So, if you're OK with the blueish-coloured LG screen tech and top-sided audio jack placement, this is a sexy one!

posted on 06 Feb 2017, 22:07

9. youlookfoolish (Posts: 176; Member since: 14 Dec 2012)


The G6 is going to be a huge bomb. Too bad.

posted on 06 Feb 2017, 22:24

12. belosava (Posts: 127; Member since: 14 Apr 2014)


Note 7 is bomb and now s8.

posted on 06 Feb 2017, 22:21

11. belosava (Posts: 127; Member since: 14 Apr 2014)


SD821 is not outdated. It's released in oktober 2016. In real life use you will not see much difference between SD821 and SD835, except maybe in batterylife. But the price of a phone with SD835 chip will be more expensive...

Also SD821 had some good improvement over SD820 :
https://www.gizmotimes.com/comparison/snapdragon­-821-vs-snapdragon-820/16403

posted on 07 Feb 2017, 01:51

14. cogito (Posts: 11; Member since: 18 Aug 2015)


A couple of thoughts on this...

1. 9:18 is a dumb way to express a ratio. Just call it 1:2.

2. Since this is being billed as "the screen that fits"... At the end of the day, only one thing is going to matter with respect to whether it fits in the hand or not and that is the width of the device. If it's over 7 cm wide then most people won't be able to reach all the way across the screen with one hand. That's all that matters.

posted on 07 Feb 2017, 04:14

15. Iodine (Posts: 1372; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)


What's next ?
7" display with 3:1 ratio so it "fits" and delivers "big screen experience in small device" ?

An iPhone SE is a small device.

posted on 08 Feb 2017, 07:43

17. tokuzumi (Posts: 1106; Member since: 27 Aug 2009)


Soon, phones will be 2 feet tall, but it will be thin, so you can hold it in one hand. "LOOK HOW EASY IT IS TO HOLD!"

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