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The LG G6 could be something rather special, if these reports are accurate
The LG G6 could feature a truly jaw-dropping screen, reports have claimed.
Set for release later this month at Mobile World Congress, the LG G6 could be one of several new impressive Android flagship devices coming your way soon ahead of the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S8 later this year.
Now, new information suggests that LG’s challenger looks set to borrow one of Samsung’s most popular features as it looks to wow consumers.
This photo claimed to show off the LG G6 in the wild
Reports from ZDNet have claimed that LG has named the display unit for the LG G6 as “Full Vision”.
This suggests that the screen will cover the entire front of the phone, similar to the curved-edge design seen in Samsung’s Galaxy S7 edge.
Previous reports have suggested that the LG G6 will come with a 5.7in QHD+ display with a resolution of 1440×2880 pixels, putting it on the same level as the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S7.
There has been much speculation surrounding the screen of the LG G6, as this is expected to be the killer feature of the new device.
LG is well-known for its innovations in phone displays, having also released the dual-screen V20 device last year.
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The company confirmed last month that the LG G6 will sport a display with an unusual aspect ratio of 2:1 – meaning a square-shaped display which is ideal for watching video content or playing games.
The new display is also the thinnest ever from LG at less than 1mm thick, and has reduced the size of the bezels by up to 20 per cent on the top and 10 per cent on the sides of the screen.
LG also says that the display will offer up to 10 per cent more visibility outdoors, and will also use 30 per cent less battery life.
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Last week saw another supposed leak of the LG G6, just weeks before its expected release.
The clearest image of the device to date so far showed the rear panel of the LG G6, which includes a fingerprint scanner and dual-lens camera sensor.
The photo also showed a whole new design for the LG G6 that appears to borrow heavily from Apple’s infamous ‘Jet Black’ iPhone 7 glass design finish.
The device appears to be extremely shiny in the photo, and has already attracted a number of smudged fingerprints – one of the major criticisms of Apple’s design.
Other reports have claimed that the LG G6 will include an iris scanner, much like the doomed Samsung Galaxy Note 7.
This would allow users to unlock their device without needing to enter a password or even touch their phones.
The body of the device is expected to be made entirely from metal and curved glass – a departure from the leather and plastic that characterised the Korean company's previous flagship smartphones.
LG has also reportedly abandoned the modular “Friends” design that made its previous flagship phone, the LG G5, stand out amongst the crowd.