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LG shows additional elongated G6 smartphone with thin screen edges

LG shows additional elongated G6 smartphone with thin screen edges

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LG has Sunday its latest smartphone G6 presented. The device is remarkably thin screen edges and additional elongated design.

As many as 80 percent of the surface of the G6 is occupied by the screen, allows LG Sunday at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Despite the large 5.7 inch screen, it should be possible to use the G6 comfortably in one hand.

The G6 has a longer screen than other smartphones, with an aspect ratio of 18:9. By that screen, the phone is relatively narrow. LG says to have worked with ergonomists to ensure that he is comfortable in the hand.

When viewing videos will G6-users regularly black bars on the sides, because most films, tv-series and internet videos in the more square 16:9 aspect ratio are recorded.

Stemassistent

The housing is made of aluminum and glass. The device appears in the colors black, white and grey. The finger print scanner on the back.

On the wide screen 2.880 at 1.440 pixels to be displayed. According to LG, also HDR images with a higher contrast can be displayed, the maximum brightness is not yet known. In any case, Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, HDR-video’s make it available on the G6.

The smartphone runs on a Snapdragon 821-processor with 4 GB ram and 32 GB of storage space. Just like the earlier Google Pixel phones is the smart stemassistent Google Assistant built-in to the G6. That works not yet in Dutch, but in English.

Camera

Just like last year, the phone has LG a dual camera. One of the cameras has a wide-angle lens, a viewing angle of 125 degrees can capture. Therefore, it is possible to make panorama images.

The G6 also has the ability to square photos to services such as Instagram. On the screen two of such square images next to each other are shown. It is also possible to access live images of the camera to look at the same time as the previous photo to edit. From the photo gallery allows users to animated gif images by two-hundred photos to combine.

To the front is a 5 megapixel camera which also has a relatively large angle of view of 100 degrees, you will. The G6 is waterproof to a depth of 1.5 metres. The Dutch release date and price are not yet known.

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