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It's hard to stand out in the smartphone world, especially if your phone doesn't do anything unique. LG knows this and has never shied away from trying new ideas. It was one of the first companies to make use of curved screens, and last year, it released an insane smartphone with a "magic slot" that let you plug in accessories, including a camera and a speaker. The phone was a disaster. It was poorly reviewed, and few people bought it. This year, LG is hitting the reset button with the G6, a modern flagship with all the essentials and not much else.

Most of the major smartphones of spring have been announced, and we noticed something curious. The LG G6 and Samsung Galaxy S8 are both rocking big displays with an aspect ratio larger than the 16:9 you're used to on your phones, television and desktop displays. These phones have some of the widest aspect ratios ever seen on a mobile device. Is this the future of our smartphones or just another fad (like modular handsets)?

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

Now here's a pretty damn tempting deal: when you pre-order an LG G6 through Telstra, you'll also be signing up for a free 43-inch 1080p LED TV worth $1099.

It might look the same, but it's not the same. Last year's LG G5 tried -- unsuccessfully -- to get the world interested in modular smartphones, and this year LG's aim is at the same time a little more restrained and a little more bold. Built around a 18:9 ratio display, the G6's form factor is completely different to the phones we're all already using.

LG has sent out save-the-dates for its next smartphone unveiling, and it looks to be an interesting one. The new LG G6 will be launched on February 26th in Barcelona, the day before Mobile World Congress kicks off. This is traditionally "Samsung day," and there's already a Huawei launch in for the same date.