LG has started sending out invites for the official launch of the new LG G6 smartphone, which will be unveiled on February 27 at Mobile World Congress 2017.
The invites hint that the LG G6 will feature a new bezel free design, saying the new device has a big screen “Big Screen That Fits”.
The hint at a bezel free design backs up recent rumours that LG would be releasing a device with a unique 18:9 aspect ratio display, previously described as “Full Vision” screen.
Most smartphone manufacturers use bezels to help hold the screen in place. A bezel also ensures that you can hold the side of the phone without accidentally touching the screen.
However, with the proliferation of users watching video content from their mobile, manufacturers have been trying to work out ways to develop a smartphone without a bezel in order to increase the size of the display, without making the phone itself any larger.
There is no information yet on how the display on the LG G6 will work, whether all of the display will be touch responsive or if it will work in a similar manner to the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, where a separate image is projected down the side of the device.
The bezel-less design also hints that LG will have to move a number of ports from the device in order to make room of the edge to edge display.
This could mean that some ports are moved to the rear of the device, or it could also suggest that LG is set to drop the 3.5mm headphone jack altogether.
Perhaps most problematic will be the location of the selfie camera and speaker. While the speaker could be moved to the base of the device, it will be interesting to see how LG integrates a front facing camera into bezel-less design.
Elsewhere, the LG G6 is also expected to be dust and waterproof and ship with a Snapdragon 835 processor.
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