LG confirms 5.7-inch FullVision screen, UX 6.0 for G6

LG G6’s UX 6.0 designed to exploit special 18:9 screen ratio

​LG G6 will have new UX that utilizes Full Vision display

The new user interface, called UX 6.0, will be optimised for the 5.7-inch QHD+ "Full Vision" display with an unusual 18:9 aspect ratio.

LG says that the G6 includes a feature that'll help you view 16:9 content on the phone's 18:9 screen.

Of course, the higher resolution on its own is already a big advantage for the LG G6. This will allow you to have two apps running side-by-side without negatively affecting the way they are displayed. Earlier today, the Korean tech giant took to its official blog to elaborate on the assets of the FullVision 9:18 display and how the user interface of the G6 has been custom tailored around it. Apart from the obvious increase in screen real-estate while using the split-screen mode, LG has optimised its apps like the Calendar app that will now show dates on the left with the details on the right.

LG's G6, its new flagship phone, will feature a new mobile user interface when it's unveiled later this month, the handset maker said Wednesday. The smartphone will come with an ergonomic design to ensure comfort and compatibility with existing and upcoming digital content. Unlike a 16:9 display, the height of the display is exactly twice of the width, and in fact to be mathematically correct, it is a 2:1 aspect ratio.

The new video above plays on this "double square" theme within the LG UX6 experience.

We're not really seeing a lot of multitasking in the video, but LG explained how this would work in a press release. To start with, the camera UX will enable users to take and review photos simultaneously. A new Food Mode also adds additional saturation and colour for when shooting, you guessed it, food. You can then use one square to take a photo in the aspect ratio for social networks like Instagram, then review the photo on the other half of your display. Users can also create GIF files by combining anywhere from 2 and 100 pictures in a loop.

LG will likely offer even more teasers on the LG G6 before its February 26 press conference.

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