Phone makers LG have started the 2017 Mobile World Congress with the launch of their latest flagship phone, the LG G6.
One of the G6’s stand-out feature is its 5.7-inch ‘FullVision’ display, with an 18:9 aspect ratio. This allows users to multitask — opening two square apps at the same time, side by side.
The screen covers most of the screen, and has a very sharp 2,880 x 1,440 display.
The LG G6 also comes with some camera upgrades, as LG introduces the square camera feature that allows users to take photos in a 1:1 square frame. It also has a tool that allows users make gifs by simply combining photos.
It comes with two 13-megapixel cameras, and has a finger print sensor in the rear panel. It’s powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 821 processor.
“The LG G6 with FullVision was inspired by the philosophy of experts in the movie industry who believe that an 18:9 ratio screen would be the best solution for viewing both old and new cinematic content in the digital age,” said Juno Cho, the president of LG Electronics.
“We’ve not only embraced that philosophy in our newest smartphone but taken it to a whole new level by incorporating the 18:9 format in many other ways. I think users will appreciate the many ways we’ve made the LG G6 more productive.”
The phone has a metal body, and will come in 3 colours: Mystic White, Ice Platinum and Astro Black colours.
In a subtle shade at competitor Samsung, the company claimed it had taken extra care to test batteries, with the LG G6 equipped with a 3,300 mAh battery.
The LG G6 is also water and dust resistant, with the company describing the phone as “environment-friendly.”