LG has announced the LG G6, a phone that it says is designed to be used in one hand. According to the company, the race for hardware specifications is almost over; and that the challenge is now all about useability.
At the centre of the LG G6 is the Fullvision display. It’s not quite a bezel-less design, although the 5.7-inch QHD display still dominates the entire front of the device. Still, it manages to squeeze the screen into a much small 5.2-inch body.
There’s also quite a bit of emphasis on the 18:9 aspect ratio on the LG G6. According to the company, this was a conscious choice to adhere to the Univisium standard. This standard is part of a movement to merge the widescreen standard with the traditional theatrical cinema standard.
Support for Dolby Vision and HDR 10 are also included to expand the improved mobile cinema experience. It also makes the LG G6 the first smartphone to include Dolby Vision. In short, LG is really proud of the Fullvision display and the ability to do things in one hand.
The full metal frame is sandwiched with glass on the back. According to LG, the design process removed unnecessary design elements that distract from the viewing experience. We’re still not entirely sure what this means; since the G6 still looks like every other smartphone on the market. It even comes in three ostentatiously named colours: Ice Platinum, Astral White, Mystic Black.
At the heart of the G6 is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor and a 3300mAh battery. There was also a subtle dig at the Samsung Note 7, with LG saying that it takes extra precautions when testing batteries.
Dual camera setup on the back. One is a 13MP standard camera while the other is a wide angle lens. However, it did point out the FOV of the wide angle lens can be adjusted by up to 25-degrees. There is also a 100-degree 5MP wide angle camera on the front of the G6.
No price or release date has been provided for the LG G6. Although, considering LG’s track record with bringing its smartphones to Malaysia, this really isn’t much of a loss.