LG Tips QHD 18:9 Display for Upcoming G6 Smartphone

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LG's next flagship smartphone will have a Quad HD widescreen display with an unusual 18:9 aspect ratio, the company announced this week.

The phone, likely to be called the LG G6, will have a resolution of 1,440 by 2,880, or 564 pixels per inch, according to the Korean Herald. That's larger than the 1,440-by-2,560 display found on the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the iPhone 7's 750-by-1,334 screen.

Cramming all those pixels into a 5.7-inch display will make it the world's first 18:9 QHD LCD, according to LG, which is branding the new tech as "QHD+."

"QHD+ is expected to maximize users' experience and value by providing ultra-high definition, differentiating it from all other mobile display panels," Kim Byeong-koo, senior vice president and head of mobile development group 1 at LG Display, told the Korean Herald.

Other innovations in the upcoming phone include a touch sensor that's embedded inside the LCD cell, which means that LG can use a thinner display and a smaller bezel. It's not clear what the company intends to do with the extra space. One possibility is adding a second screen, similar to the LG V10 and V20 smartphones, The Verge notes.

LG didn't announce further details about its upcoming phone, which is scheduled to debut next month. If it follows the pattern of its predecessor, the LG G5 (pictured above), it could have some other unique features not found on its competitors from Samsung and Apple, such as a removable battery. Unfortunately, LG phones in the US tend to come with significant bloatware. PCMag analyst Ajay Kumar found 31 pre-installed apps that you can't uninstall on AT&T's version of the LG G5.

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