Here's a quick look at LG G6's new UI

LG already confirmed various details about its upcoming G6 flagship smartphone. We know, for example, that the handset sports an unusual 5.7-inch display with 1440 x 2880 pixels, has a new Quad DAC (digital to analog converter) for high quality sound, and will be announced at MWC 2017 on February 26.

In a fresh video teaser, LG today revealed another thing about the G6: the phone will come with a new UI (obviously based on Android 7 Nougat). While the video - embedded above - is very short, we can see that the new interface continues to evolve in the direction set by LG G5's UX 5.0 and LG V20's UX 5.0+. Interestingly, the video reveals that the screen of the G6 has curved corners and the interface fits perfectly to them. We don't know if the interface will be dubbed LG UX 6.0, but we're going to find out later this month.

Although it will be announced on February 26, the LG G6 may not be released in the US before early April. Regardless of when it hits the market, in addition to the features presented above, the new smartphone should offer a water-resistant metal body, a Snapdragon 821 processor, improved rear and front cameras, and a 3200 mAh battery.

All in all, it looks like the G6 has the potential to make us forget about the rather disappointing LG G5.

source: LG (YouTube)

Related phones

  • 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)



1. mikedemoda

Posts: 128; Member since: Mar 19, 2010

soooo... i guess multitasking shows 2 apps in square mode at the same time

11. aleant36

Posts: 71; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

I think it will have animations as well. For instance, contact picture is top square, bottom square will be contact info. Press call button, bottom square will slide into calling mode, and contact pic will stay on top square...mehh

17. peace247 unregistered

Not bad....ui looks kind of fresh.

18. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

I don't think that is how it will work, they just made it look like that for the sake of art. The new phone aspect ratios are expected to be 2:1 which means two perfect squares next to each other. So the UI will be divided respecting the midline of the screen. This should also help with multiwindow since both can have an equivalent screen space.

24. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

If the screen is 2:1, you can't have 2 perfect squares since the on screen buttons take significant portion of the screen as shown in the video. I guess what they meant was they are using more square aesthetic in the design.

2. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

I knew it ... The g6 will be joked by a crappy ui ...

3. fyah_king unregistered

It's not as bad as the iPhone cartoonish UI.

4. TechGirl90 unregistered

Since we are talking about the appearance of a thing rather than it's performance, what about Samsung's crappy ui?? That interface look like it was designed by Fisher Price. Here's an idea, withhold judgement, the LG G6 is not out yet, neither of us know how the device will perform, the look of an interface isn't something we should be focusing on, it's whether the software is finely tuned to perform exceptionally IF LG optimized it well. Form over Function is the new norm, but the problem is, that's not normal.

7. John-Knotts

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

I'll take Samsung's Grace UX and awesome theme store over Apple's square box and LG's generic crap any day.

8. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

LG also has a theme store to n't knowledge, making your point moot.

16. maherk

Posts: 7011; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

You're seriously comparing Samsung's theme engine and store to that of LG's? We all know you hate Samsung, but this comparison is unbelievably stupid.

19. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Kinda missing the point fam'. Plus who brought up a store?

10. TechGirl90 unregistered

I'll take the performance of my purchase of Electronics over a mindset of having the looks of a software be a factor when making a purchase any day. A phone isn't made to be starred at, nor is a software developed to just glare at, a smartphone was made for more than talking and texting, and software is developed for simple navigation through the ui. But that's not seen unfortunately, we're too busy murmuring about the shape of an icon.

12. Alpha1

Posts: 100; Member since: Jul 06, 2016

I have a GS7 and have no problem talking, texting or doing anything else. I have a Pixel theme from the them store on my GS7 and it looks and works marvelous. You guys sound really ignorant.

13. TechGirl90 unregistered

You mistook my comment, first off, I never said there was a problem with talking or texting or doing anything else, I SAID "a smartphone was made for more than talking and texting, and software is developed for simple navigation through the ui." Secondly, how did "and have no problem talking, texting or doing anything else. I have a Pixel theme from the them store on my GS7 and it looks and works marvelous." tie anywhere to what I was stating?? You sound really ignorant.

22. Alpha1

Posts: 100; Member since: Jul 06, 2016

You said Samsung has a crappy ui. That is false and a lie. You said it looked like it was designed by Fisher Price. That is also false and a lie. You must have never used a recent GS6 or GS7 with a proper theme. So basically, you don't know what you are talking about.

25. TechGirl90 unregistered

Yes I said Samsung's UI looks like it was designed by Fisher Price, the point I was making is we're shifting our focus on the wrong thing, we should be focusing on the performance of the UI, not the appearance, nice job missing the point I was trying to convey. And maybe you've been living under a rock and forgot that everyone has an opinion including yours which is also an opinion, don't like it? Tough Luck, that's a problem you have to solve within yourself.


Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Has no one mentioned that the LG G6 is confirmed by LG website to have a "full metal body"?

9. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

they also said G5 have "full metal body".. and then it's just plastic with thin layer of metal finish


Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

I thought it was metal with a primer coat

23. fyah_king unregistered

It is, that ibend dude is

6. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1849; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

If LG waits that long to release it then they've will shoot themselves in the foot... They need to get way out in front of the S8...

14. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2267; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

wtf was that? smhh.

20. Ezio2710

Posts: 548; Member since: Aug 22, 2015

Soon apple will bring itheme to their fans

26. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

Many hates here and there, but we all know it's fun. But I will take any crappy UI over your Idiotic comments, for sure.

29. belosava

Posts: 127; Member since: Apr 14, 2014

Lg haters trolling here


Posts: 654; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

I would consider myself a die-hard LG fan since the Optimus G, owning pretty much every one of their flagships till present. But 3200mAH is crap and LG knows that. I would've preferred they kept the original WQHD aspect ratio and made the phone a bit wider to accommodate perhaps 3800mAH or so because I think as loyal as we've been (the few, the proud) we deserve that.

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