The pieces of the puzzle regarding the upcoming LG G6 smartphone are starting to slowly fall into place. The latest puzzle piece pertains to the flagship smartphone’s display, which LG just today announced.
The LG G6 is confirmed to include a brand new 5.7-inch display with an unusual 18:9 aspect ratio, instead of the 16:9 aspect ratio that is found on most of today’s smartphones. As a result, the resolution of the display will come in at 1440x2880 (564 PPI) instead of the usual 1440x2560.
According to LG, it has moved to adopt an 18:9 aspect ratio in order to “provide more immersive viewing experiences.” This display evolution is also said to aid in multi-tasking operations, and will also come into play for OS functions that take advantage of dual-screen/app functionality.
In addition, LG has improved outdoor visibility and reduced power consumption by up to 30 percent. And through the use of LG’s inTOUCH technology, a thinner smartphone design can be achieved thanks to the absence of touch cover glass.
“We expect to maximize user experience and customer value through the super high-quality display with its new 18:9 aspect ratio, which sets it apart from conventional displays for smartphones,” said Dr. Byeong-koo Kim, SVP and Head of Mobile Development for LG Display. “LG Display will continue to set new standards in premium mobile displays, based on its differentiated technology.”
Last week, LG made it very clear that it would not be going the modular route with its next generation flagship. Representatives for the company said that customers simply didn’t care about modular designs, so LG instead is focusing on improving usability and amping up the aesthetics of its products.
Although LG hasn’t confirmed any other specs for the G6 flagship, it’s widely expected that the smartphone will feature Qualcomm’s new 10nm Snapdragon 835 processor.