|LG Electronics’ new flagship G6 smartphone is displayed at its booth during this year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain, last week. / Korea Times photo by Lee Min-hyung|
By Lee Min-hyung
LG Electronics’ mobile unit seems to be finally headed in the right direction, answering users’ needs by incorporating a 5.7-inch large screen with a compact design for its new flagship G6 smartphone.
Before and after launching the device last week, the company hyped up the 18:9 FullVision display, which at first does not look as innovative and surprising as its predecessor’s interchangeable modular design.
At first glance, anyone can notice the rather unfamiliar display proportion, as it is somewhat different from the 16:9 ratio prevalent in the existing handset industry.
The 18:9 ratio comes with no striking downsides, delivering a more stable and immersive watching experience for users. By reducing bezels in the bottom, the G6 came with a height of 14.89 centimeters, smaller than the 14.94 centimeters of the G5.
The firm highlighted that the compact design is aimed at improving one-handed usability, allowing advanced multitasking.
The new phone, which debuted at this year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC), also gained the spotlight for its user-friendly camera features.
The G6 features 13-megapixel dual-rear cameras, each for wider angle shots and existing normal purposes. The 125-degree angle shot generates more realistic and stunning images, as it is as wide as a human eye’s field of view. The company explains the wider angle enables users to capture almost identical images to what they see with their eyes.
For this particular model, the company has taken full advantage of the unique screen size by offering diverse camera functions — including snap shot, match shot, grid shot and guide shot. The “square camera” app delivers all the different shooting experiences, as the 18:9 screen ratio can be split exactly into two squares.
The “snap shot” allows users to check and edit a photo in real time, with an upper square of the screen functioning as a camera and the bottom half showing a preview of the final image. This feature is exactly what users wanted with their smartphone cameras, even if it looks simple.