LG mobile squares up to Samsung
These days you have to really raise the bar to be noticed in smartphones. The LG G6 packs a 5.7-inch, FullVision QHD+ screen with an ultra-wide 18:9 aspect ratio. That means you'll get an eye popping screen resolution of 1440 x 2880 and it still fits in your hand.
The 18:9 aspect ratio also makes it longer than most smartphone screens, which means it's ideal for split-screen apps and movie playback as well as having smaller bezels, better touch performance and being easier to view in direct sunlight.
It is also HDR-enabled, with both Dolby Vision and HDR10 supported, and while there's a dearth of such content available at the moment, LG tells us that it's worked with both Netflix and Amazon to bring high-res HDR content to your phone, making use of the extra clarity and colour reproduction to give high-quality images during your movie time.
There’s a 3,300mAh battery pack in there too, and LG's promised that the G6 will be able to keep working for longer by modulating the charge at the right time to not overwork the power pack. The Snapdragon 821 chip is used in this phone, which also appears inside the Google Pixel, Google Pixel XL and OnePlus 3T.
For audio lovers, there’s a new Quad DAC (digital-to-analogue converter) for the phone, which will lead to almost no distortion or loss of acoustic information as well as offering balanced sound, so all of your audio is at its best and - great news - the LG G6 has a headphone port. The Australian release is expected at the end of May and the LG G6 should sell for around $750.