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


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.


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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  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2880 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, Quad-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh(20.5h talk time)

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36 Comments

1. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Interesting!

2. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Hmmmm?

3. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

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.

6. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 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.

8. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

It's 2017 and you're still complainimg about phablet screen sizes? It's not like phablets were created yesterday!

32. middlehead

Posts: 456; Member since: May 12, 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.

26. alexp999

Posts: 77; Member since: Mar 16, 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...

15. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 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.

19. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

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

4. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

18:9? Why not simply 2:1?

5. AlikMalix unregistered

Was thinking the same thing.

12. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

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

13. amasog

Posts: 552; Member since: Aug 22, 2013

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

18. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

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.

7. galanoth

Posts: 428; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

Thats gonna be a really tall smartphone.

9. SailfishOS

Posts: 108; Member since: Nov 06, 2016

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

10. phljcnth

Posts: 556; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

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

11. phljcnth

Posts: 556; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Oops double post

14. torr310

Posts: 1659; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

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

21. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 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.

16. Amir123a

Posts: 126; Member since: Aug 27, 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.

17. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Agreed there ^^ Samsung's Quad HD Super AMOLED is breathtaking. I wonder why LG still persists with LCD in it's flagship smartphones.

20. torr310

Posts: 1659; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

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

37. ebilcake

Posts: 1229; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

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

25. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 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..

29. Amir123a

Posts: 126; Member since: Aug 27, 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.

35. irossdrummer

Posts: 369; Member since: Jan 17, 2015

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

22. ianbbaa

Posts: 332; Member since: Mar 20, 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.

23. shy2papa

Posts: 336; Member since: Jan 23, 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

24. belovedson

Posts: 1061; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

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