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Confirmed: the LG G6 will use a super-wide 18:9 LCD display

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The LG G5 used a 5.3-inch QHD display with a standard, 16 to 9 aspect ratio

The LG G5 used a 5.3-inch QHD display with a standard, 16 to 9 aspect ratio


Piece by piece, the puzzle that is LG's next flagship smartphone is coming together. LG Display announced on Tuesday in South Korea a new smartphone display with QHD+ resolution (1440 x 2880). It also confirmed that this will be the display used in LG's next flagship smartphone, which will be most likely called the LG G6.

The 5.7-inch LCD panel carries 564 pixels per inch for super-sharp images, all while delivering a more "immersive viewing experience" through its 18:9 aspect ratio. These proportions are designed to enhance the use of dual-screen multi-tasking, available on Android 7.0.

Furthermore, LG's inTOUCH technology makes the display extremely responsive, meaning that there's an indistinguishable delay between the moment the surface is touched and when the device responds to the input. LG also points out that the screen utilizes slimmer bezels, all while being extremely thin.

The new product will also feature improved outdoor visibility and will consume 30% less power. Sounds good to us.

"We expect to maximize user experience and customer value through the super high-quality display with its new 18:9 aspect ratio, which sets it apart from conventional displays for smartphones. LG Display will continue to set new standards in premium mobile displays, based on its differentiated technology."-Dr. Byeong-koo Kim, Senior Vice President and Head of Mobile Development Group 1, LG Display

LG is expected to announce its next flagship smartphone, referred to as the LG G6, at the end of February, during the annual Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. We have an extensive round-up of LG G6 rumors and speculations, so check that out to learn what to expect out of LG's next best handset.

source: LG Display

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posted on 09 Jan 2017, 22:10 8

1. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 3268; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Interesting!

posted on 09 Jan 2017, 22:13

2. jeroome86 (Posts: 1827; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


Hmmmm?

posted on 09 Jan 2017, 22:23 10

3. Tyrion_Lannister (Posts: 793; Member since: 21 Oct 2016)


A proper 16:9 display with the extra vertical screen for on-screen buttons would be interesting. Also, it will work much better with the cinematic ultrawide 21:9 with almost no black bars.

posted on 09 Jan 2017, 22:31 5

6. Captain_Doug (Posts: 1033; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


This. Also, a thinner 5.7" could be just as easy to hold as a 5.5" phone but not as easy to reach the upper corners one handed.

posted on 09 Jan 2017, 23:03 6

8. trojan_horse (Posts: 3678; Member since: 06 May 2016)


It's 2017 and you're still complainimg about phablet screen sizes?

It's not like phablets were created yesterday!

posted on 10 Jan 2017, 00:52 1

15. zeeBomb (Posts: 2287; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)


Dang...So all these phones with a 16:9 ratio used some of its real estate for the buttons, hence why people use expanded mode all the time?

Mind blown. This is the LG I prefer. Taking mobile displays to new heights.

posted on 10 Jan 2017, 01:41

19. Tyrion_Lannister (Posts: 793; Member since: 21 Oct 2016)


I guess yes. Though I never buy phones with on-screen buttons, so I have used the 16:9 screen all the time.

posted on 10 Jan 2017, 05:29

26. alexp999 (Posts: 77; Member since: 16 Mar 2016)


It's actually the same width as a 5.2" which I think is about as big as you want to go width ways.

Could be a good to handle phone if the bottom bezel is minimal, then you get the whole 16:9 display usable, with the extra for the on screen buttons...

posted on 10 Jan 2017, 08:38 1

32. middlehead (Posts: 137; Member since: 12 May 2014)


'Current year' is always the weakest and dumbest argument for anything. Everyone doesn't want phablets, and we're going to complain about the sizes. Live with it.

posted on 09 Jan 2017, 22:28 7

4. MrElectrifyer (Posts: 3696; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


18:9? Why not simply 2:1?

posted on 09 Jan 2017, 22:29

5. AlikMalix (Posts: 7128; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


Was thinking the same thing.

posted on 09 Jan 2017, 23:32 2

12. maple_mak (Posts: 767; Member since: 18 Dec 2013)


(16+2):9
I think they want to make sense?

posted on 09 Jan 2017, 23:38

13. amasog (Posts: 420; Member since: 22 Aug 2013)


they don't know about fraction in lowest term. hehehe!

posted on 10 Jan 2017, 01:37 11

18. Tyrion_Lannister (Posts: 793; Member since: 21 Oct 2016)


Since the 16:9 has got so popular, all major aspect ratios are to be made in base 9, to make the comparison easier.

For example, between 4:3 and 16:9, you will have to convert 4:3 to 12:9 and then compare the two formats to see 16:9 is wider horizontally.

Similar goes with 21:9 and why it's not called 7:3. It's just easier to compare to popular formats.

You are aware of the quarter pounder vs third pound burger incident right. People thought 1/4 pound burgers were bigger than 1/3 ones, and hence the 1/3 pound burger failed despite being better.

You can't expect people to be good at fractions. Most of them are not. Especially doing the calculations mentally.

posted on 09 Jan 2017, 22:33 2

7. galanoth (Posts: 426; Member since: 26 Nov 2011)


Thats gonna be a really tall smartphone.

posted on 09 Jan 2017, 23:12

9. SailfishOS (Posts: 93; Member since: 06 Nov 2016)


Maybe 18:3 should be considered in the future.. It'll look narrow and tall. Lol

posted on 09 Jan 2017, 23:16

10. phljcnth (Posts: 496; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


It should be 2:1. 18:9 sounds incorrect.

posted on 09 Jan 2017, 23:19 1

11. phljcnth (Posts: 496; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


Oops double post

posted on 10 Jan 2017, 00:06

14. torr310 (Posts: 1018; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


I got.confused...isn't OLED the present and LCD is kind of the past? Correct me it I am wrong.

posted on 10 Jan 2017, 03:38 1

21. MrElectrifyer (Posts: 3696; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


Not necessarily, especially with Panasonic's new LCD technology ( http://fudzilla.com/news/graphics/42306-panasonic-comes-up-with-an-oled-alternative ) that basically merges the advantages of OLED with LCD and can still be produced using current LCD manufacturing plants.

posted on 10 Jan 2017, 01:24 1

16. Amir123a (Posts: 73; Member since: 27 Aug 2016)


No oled>no buy. Simple as that. Get this to your head lg next time to want to sell me something. I'm spoiled by my beautiful note 5 display.

posted on 10 Jan 2017, 01:31

17. trojan_horse (Posts: 3678; Member since: 06 May 2016)


Agreed there ^^

Samsung's Quad HD Super AMOLED is breathtaking.

I wonder why LG still persists with LCD in it's flagship smartphones.

posted on 10 Jan 2017, 02:32 3

20. torr310 (Posts: 1018; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


LG makes great OLED panels too. That makes me more confuaed.

posted on 10 Jan 2017, 05:26 1

25. Xperia14 (Posts: 839; Member since: 01 Sep 2015)


"I wonder why LG still persists with LCD in it's flagship smartphones."

Yes, me too, especially becuase LG has its own well-known display department that also produces OLED screens.
But even with all their display knowledge, the G5's screen failed to impress on me, the XZ (also LCD) had a much better screen... I wonder why..

posted on 10 Jan 2017, 06:24

29. Amir123a (Posts: 73; Member since: 27 Aug 2016)


Because they are... stupid no to invest in small oled panels development years ago. Samsung which is simply genius read the market i think 10 years ago and was the first manufacturer to really invest in oled tech. Now samsung is unmatched in oled tech, especially for mobile and the great fully matured QHD super amoled panels are desired by all manufacturer on the planet. You want accurate colors closest to 65k? No probs, switch to basic and photo mode for unamtched accurate color temp. You want the magnetizing in your face saturated colors? No prob, switch to the adaptive or cinema mode. Samsung deserve all the credit and support. Samsung device should be bought just for this alone. I sure am sold to my note 5 for the next few years.

posted on 10 Jan 2017, 09:55

35. irossdrummer (Posts: 220; Member since: 17 Jan 2015)


I agree, they obsess over their oled TVs but won't even put it on their smartphones..

posted on 11 Jan 2017, 06:27

37. ebilcake (Posts: 875; Member since: 16 Jul 2016)


Not for phones they don't, they've made some in the past but the quality was not that good.

posted on 10 Jan 2017, 03:40

22. ianbbaa (Posts: 332; Member since: 20 Mar 2013)


Best screen format ever i had on a phone was original first Note 1 16:10. There is no choice now but it was very stupid idea to make 16:9 standard for phones even laptops are rubbish with this aspect ratio for me. I never watch movies on these devices so for laptops is 4:3 better choice. But i am happy with my surface 3:2 but as a phone i would welcome 16:10.

posted on 10 Jan 2017, 03:58

23. shy2papa (Posts: 331; Member since: 23 Jan 2010)


And I was hoping LG would go with OLED or AMOLED since it's high end TV has the best OLED TV in the world

posted on 10 Jan 2017, 04:46

24. belovedson (Posts: 1045; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)


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