LG G6 display may feature 18:9 aspect ratio and no bezels
In the deluge of smartphones that flood the market every year, it can be difficult for a device to stand out. LG is known for producing some physically interesting smartphones, from the (failed) modular design of the G5 to the secondary display on their flagship V10 and V20 phones. The Korean tech giant continues to push smartphone design with the upcoming G6, which is rumored to pack a unique 18:9 (or 2:1) aspect ratio.
LG Display, the subsidiary department responsible for developing LG’s display technologies, announced earlier today that they’ve created a 5.7 inch, 2880x1440 LCD panel. LG Display is saying that this screen will be used in LG’s next flagship smartphone, assumed to be the upcoming G6. This 18:9 aspect ratio will be sure to stand out in a crowd of 16:9 phones, although the reasoning behind the design choice is still not known.
Rumors also abound that LG’s next flagship will focus on reducing bezels as much as possible. This is nothing new for the company, as even older devices like the G2 (from 2013) featured incredibly thin bezels and a high screen-to-body ratio. LG Display has said that their new panel can accommodate bezels that are 10 percent thinner on the sides and 20 percent thinner on the top. Additionally, the new panel will reduce power consumption by 30 percent and will be bright in outdoor conditions.