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LG Electronics (LG) has unveiled its G6 smartphone at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017 in Barcelona, Spain. The Korean firm’s newest smartphone features a bold new display format complimented by a cinematic viewing experience, good screen to body ratio, and a wide angle camera.

The LG G6 boasts a 5.7″ QHD+ (2,880 x 1,440 resolution) FullVision display, and for the first time ever in a smartphone, an 18:9 screen aspect ratio. According to LG, the 18:9 format offers more viewing space and a more immersive experience when streaming videos and playing games when compared to a more conventional 16:9 aspect ratio display. Moreover, the LG G6 is the first smartphone to feature Dolby Vision technology.

The G6 also supports HDR 10, which along with Dolby Vision are the standards for High Dynamic Range (HDR), the picture quality technology which allows for a wider range of colour and luminosity, wherein both the darkest and the brightest areas are more vivid, revealing greater detail for a truly immersive viewing experience.

Performance should be quick thanks to the phone being powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 821 processor and its 4 GB LPDDR4 RAM. The G6 also sports either 32 GB or 64 GB internal storage backed up by a MicroSD memory card slot that supports cards up to 2 TB (2000 GB) in size. It runs on Android 7.0 Nougat and is IP68 water and dust resistance that makes it safe to be immersed in up to 1.5 meters of water for as long as 30 minutes.

In terms of cameras, the G6 packs dual 13MP cameras at the back with one being wide (F2.4 / 125°) angle and the other being a standard OIS 2.0 (F1.8 / 71°) camera, as well as a 5MP Wide (F2.2 / 100°) front-facing camera.

Also onboard is a large 3,300mAh battery that supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 and a promising audio experience via the G6’s 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC.

No local release or pricing details are available as yet. Watch this space.

In other MWC 2017 news, Nokia’s 3310 is back along with a trio of Android Nougat powered Nokia smartphones.

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