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.
Tagged With lg g6
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)?
You're still going to have to wait until the end of the month to get your hands on LG's latest smartphone, the G6, but at least we know how much the device will (supposedly) cost, so you can decide whether or not you even want one.
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.
It's almost the eve of LG's big announcement at Mobile World Congress, where Samsung's perpetual rival will unveil the G6: a phone that will be a lot more conventional than the modular G5 in a lot of ways, but that will have a few major departures in form and function. Before its official announcement, here's what we already know.
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.