Tuesday January 10, 2017

LG G6 Will Have Unique 18:9 Screen Aspect Ratio

It appears that LG’s vision for the future of phone displays is wider screens. I suppose it’ll make things a tiny bit easier to hold, and your typical movie will have less noticeable black bars, but this is probably just a hasty attempt toward originality.

We already know LG is abandoning its modular effort for the upcoming G6, but today the company delivered another interesting nugget: It'll sport a 5.7-inch Quad HD+ panel with an 18:9 aspect ratio. Yes, that's really a 2:1 screen (math!), which means it'll be a bit taller than a typical 16:9 screen. While that might seem unwieldy, it could be a way for the company to implement some features from its dual-screen "V" phones in the G6. And really, at this point LG needs to do whatever it can to stand out from the pack.

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