LG: G6 to have unorthodox 1440 x 2880 pixels display, heat piping, and AI assistant
by Daniel Petrov / Jan 19, 2017, 4:53 AM
Together with the invitation for the G6 unveiling on February 26th at 12pm Barcelona time, LG spilled out some tidbits about its upcoming flagship in today's press release. Just as rumored, the phone will arrive with the unorthodox 1440 x 2880 pixels 564ppi display that LG recently bragged with.
We say unorthodox, as it sports an 2:1 aspect ratio, instead of the widespread 16:9. That equals exactly the proposed Univisium universal film format that aims to unify future releases in the mathematical average of 65 mm 2.20:1 films and HD 1.78:1 video standards. That's not a bad idea, and is slowly getting traction, as the 2013 Netflix series "House of Cards" and the 2014 Amazon original show "Transparent," as well as last year's "Stranger Things" blockbuster of Netflix, were all presented in a 2:1 aspect ratio.
According to LG, this will allow more scenery to fit in the frame, and it exemplified this claim with the invite graphics, saying that the 18:9 ratio allowed for the fireworks to pop inside the image, instead of being left out. Moreover, the "See More, Play More" slogan you see on the invite apparently "emphasizes that the next strategic smartphone has a variety of convenient viewing and enjoying features." Given that these numbers work out to a 5.7" panel, we sincerely hope that LG has also figured out how to decrease the bezel area and increase the screen-to-body ratio, as a flagship with such a display diagonal would otherwise be a serious hit to the average size and pocketability of the category.
Other nuggets of info that LG discloses in the press release about the G6 invite is that it will be having heat dissipation piping inside, and will subject the phone to rigorous quality tests above and beyond what's required by the industry standards. While we have heard both of these claims before, they are undoubtedly a jab at Samsung, and its Note 7 mishap. Last but not least, LG will apparently introduce some sort of enhanced AI assistant, as is the raging trend these days, so we can't wait to get our mitts on the G6 before the official February 26th unveiling, and have some hands-on impressions to share with you then.
source: LG Korea (translated)
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1440x2880 with 2800 mah Lol ... good luck with 2 and a half hours of SoT
posted on Jan 19, 2017, 4:57 AM 3
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if the rumor about 5.7inch screensize, and sealed battery were true, it can easily fit 3500mAh battery then :D all they need is optimize battery drain, make sure there will be no bootloop problem in this model
posted on Jan 19, 2017, 5:20 AM 3
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Snapdragon 820/821 is pretty good for battery, with the right phone they barely throttle at all. I'd take that other Exynos which throttles like a bitch, yes the battery life is good but it comes at a cost.
posted on Jan 19, 2017, 9:50 AM 1
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G4: curved body G5: modular G6: unorthodox resolution LG sure likes to think outside the box with their flagship G series. Has it ever paid off?
posted on Jan 19, 2017, 6:15 AM 0
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Another article mentioning bezels being a problem. Never seem to be a pro OEM when you review Apple products that happen to have the iggest bezels in the business. Disgustingly biased against android on this site
posted on Jan 19, 2017, 6:32 AM 4
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What the author fails to realize is that when the length "a" to width "b" ratio increases, you can increase the diagonal "c" with little to no increase in the width "b." This is geometry. This is why they make the claim of a phone that's one hand friendly. With LG's shortcuts, you shouldn't have to reach to the top anyways. And a 5.3-5.5" 16:9 screen is a great size for typing, so I expect this to be just as good.
posted on Jan 19, 2017, 10:35 AM 0
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This is great for wide screen movies and dual window will make much more sense with this ratio. If dpi remains the same, you'll actually get more content on screen especially if u like using landscape like I do.
posted on Jan 19, 2017, 2:24 PM 0
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