It seems like every year, LG wows us with a new concept that elevates the smartphone, and this year is no different. At Mobile World Congress 2017, the LG G6 makes its debut, and the next-generation smartphone doesn’t disappoint, turning heads with its new FullVision display technology that’s designed for a more immersive mobile experience. Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor, the smartphone is a hub for cutting-edge connectivity and entertainment worthy of the big screen.
Powered by the Snapdragon 821
At the heart of the LG G6 is the Snapdragon 821, a powerful processor engineered to deliver superior connectivity, graphics, photography, and power efficiency. The integrated Snapdragon X12 LTE modem is designed to offer support for significant boosts for upload speeds (3X faster) and download speeds (33 percent faster) compared to its predecessor. The Snapdragon 821 also features the Qualcomm Adreno 530 GPU, engineered to deliver a 40 percent improvement to graphics performance, compute capabilities, and power usage compared with the Adreno 430.
A more immersive viewing experience
Until now, if you wanted a small phone you got a small display and a larger display meant a larger phone. That changes with the LG G6. Its primary focus is its impressive FullVision display, a 5.7-inch screen that fits in its compact 5.2-inch body.
In order to fully utilize the bigger screen, LG is adopting the Univisium standard, which uses an 18:9 aspect ratio. Univisium attempts to unify the widescreen HD standard (digital TV) with that of theatrical releases.
“I believe 18 by 9 is the best screen aspect for all movies, including those seen on large movie theater screens, as well as for gaming and media,” said Vittorio Storaro, a three-time Oscar-winning cinematographer who founded Univisium.
With the 18:9 ratio, films shouldn’t require any cropping or manipulation when modified for the small screen, so viewers can watch them as they were intended by the director and cinematographer. The LG G6 also includes a zoom mode that converts almost any video from the LG G6 native media player to the new aspect ratio.