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LG G6 to gain 100 customized apps for its 18:9 display

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LG G6 to gain 100 customized apps for its 18:9 display

LG Electronics is planning to increase the number of applications optimized for its 2017 flagship – the G6. The Seoul-based tech giant announced that by next month, its app store will boast 300 apps which will fully support the 18:9 "Full Vision" display of the G6.

At the time of writing, there are about 200 apps which support the unusual aspect ratio on the company's SmartWorld store, so these numbers suggest that we will see a 50% increase in this particular segment of LG's digital market. 

As Samsung's Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones also feature screens with similar aspect ratios, this latest move by LG can be seen as an attempt to gain and maintain a competitive edge over its larger South Korean adversary. The company's official stance is that it aims to allow users to enjoy superior digital content, such as games and movies through the screen of the G6. In a previous statement, the company said:

Compared with conventional 16:9 aspect ratio displays, the 18:9 format offers more viewing space and a more immersive experience when streaming videos and playing games.

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posted on 18 Apr 2017, 04:15 1

1. Xperia14 (Posts: 914; Member since: 01 Sep 2015)

I hope that they will also give an update to crop Youtube so that the black bars disappear, like on the S8.

posted on 18 Apr 2017, 04:46

3. Camilla81 (Posts: 61; Member since: 18 Mar 2017)

I prefer the black bars over what samsung did on YouTube, thry crop the video and sometimes losing some parts of the video.

posted on 18 Apr 2017, 06:02 1

4. HomerS (Posts: 418; Member since: 19 Sep 2014)

It's always best when you have an option, crop if u want or don't crop, so the solution on the S8 is best, as it gives you an option.

posted on 18 Apr 2017, 04:34

2. zenun12 (Posts: 175; Member since: 31 Oct 2016)

I just realized last night that the original Cars(2006) movie was shown in 18:9. Never knew the Univisium aspect ratio is much older than the original iPhone.

posted on 18 Apr 2017, 06:33

5. adi90 (Posts: 513; Member since: 21 Dec 2015)

I fear very soon number of customized apps which fully support the 18:9 "Full Vision" display of the G6 will exceed the number of customer using g6.

posted on 18 Apr 2017, 06:39

6. WAusJackBauer (Posts: 317; Member since: 22 Mar 2015)

The move to this weird aspect ratio is the dumbest thing ever

posted on 18 Apr 2017, 12:36

7. southernzombie (Posts: 146; Member since: 17 Jan 2017)

at one point the 16:9 ratio was considered weird. adapt to change or chose an option that doesn't involve the change.

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