MWC 2017: LG officially unveils the LG G6, complete with ultra wide display

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LG unveiled its new flagship smartphone, the LG G6 at the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona on Sunday.

The key feature on the new device is its 5.7-inch ‘FullVision’ screen, which has an aspect ratio of 18:9 and is designed for those people who like multi-tasking or apps that are split screen.

This new feature allows users to open two square apps windows side by side, for example a messaging app and a web browser, meaning that the user has access to more information at the same time.

The display fills almost all the phone’s front face and has a 2,880 x 1,440 resolution, making it perfect for virtual reality content.

The manufacturer have also included another feature called ‘Square Camera’, something that allows users to take images in 1:1 format – the format that is favoured by Instagram. There is also a tool that allows users to create their own GIF’s, even allowing you to combined up to 100 of your pictures.

LG-G6

The device is water-resistant and has a metal frame that surrounds the outside of the device. As you would expect with modern devices it also includes Google Assistant.

“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.”

This G6 is a big move away from the G5 which didn’t prove too popular with consumers preferring the Samsung Galaxy S7.

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