LG: G6 to have unorthodox 1440 x 2880 pixels display, heat piping, and AI assistant

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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G6
  • 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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18 Comments

1. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

1440x2880 with 2800 mah Lol ... good luck with 2 and a half hours of SoT

3. combatmedic870

Posts: 984; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

I could see a 3200-3400 mah battery. Rumors are the battery won't be removable. Which is why the batteries of the past were smaller.

4. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

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

5. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

Optimize bettery drain !? With snapdragon inside !? Hell no ;)

11. ebilcake

Posts: 1229; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

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.

18. WPX00

Posts: 511; Member since: Aug 15, 2015

I think you got it wrong. The E8890 and 7420 both hold their clock speeds pretty close near max for quite some time.

2. keithtae

Posts: 564; Member since: Mar 25, 2015

Hope for a bigger battery, but oh well, LG is kind of irrelevant nowadays anyway.

6. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3106; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

I hope the improve the overall esthetics unlike the G5.

7. Alter

Posts: 230; Member since: Mar 25, 2016

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?

9. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

I guess they never think profit.

17. nodes

Posts: 1159; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

LG won't be a company if they aren't thinking about profit.

8. wando77

Posts: 1168; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

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

10. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

More black bar when you read comic and watch video. Stupid

12. ebilcake

Posts: 1229; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

Won't judge until it's released, however they need to address build quality above anything else. LG G5 was disgraceful.

13. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

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.

14. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Just did the math out, and a 5.7" in 18:9 aspect is narrower than a 5.5" screen in 16:9 aspect. I have no doubts this will be one hand usable!

15. SHULY

Posts: 8; Member since: Jan 16, 2017

Actually the display's ratio isn't unorthodox it's a 2:1 ratio so 1440×2880 is 2:1 ratio so they're Orthodox!

16. monoke

Posts: 1161; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

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.

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