The 18:9 screen aspect ratio in LG G6 is special, here’s why
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For the good part of the year so far, LG’s upcoming flagship, the LG G6 went through multiple rounds of leaks and subjected to equal amount of rumours. Now as LG gears up to launch the G6 at the sidelines of MWC on February 26th, the Korea-based company has issued a press note highlighting the fluid multi-tasking experience the G6 will come with, thanks to the new 18:9 aspect ratio screen.

Dubbed the “FullVision” display, this new type of screen will be your bezel-less window when the phone launches at the end of this month. The 5.7-inch display will have a resolution of 2880x1440 with an aspect ratio of 18:9. LG claims that it has managed to achieve the bigger screen-size without making the G6 any larger than the erstwhile G5. What this translates into is when you divide the screen into two parts, you get two perfect squares. The advantage of this can be felt while using Android Nougat’s split-screen mode as well as while using the camera.

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LG has also upgraded its own UI to UX 6.0 to take into account the added benefits. Apart from the obvious increase in screen real-estate while using the split-screen mode, LG has optimised its apps like the Calendar app that will now show dates on the left with the details on the right. On its web browser and also while watching videos, the two-pane display will kick into play.
In addition, the camera app will also take advantage of the bigger screen. For instance, you can take a square photo on half of the screen and review it on the other half.

But the fact remains that even though the hi-res 5.7-inch display will look and feel richer in addition to enhancing multi-tasking, it remains to be seen whether content designed for more traditional aspect ratios and resolutions is handled as efficiently.

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LG has been trying to pull off all sorts of shenanigans to make the G6 stand out from the crowd. It was reported that the phone will be the first non-Google phone to sport Google Assistant . It will also come with a Quad DAC to facilitate hi-res audio output in addition to having water and dust resistance.

LG has even made a video highlighting the advantages that the FullVision display will bring on the table. Watch it here: