The design of the LG G6: the basis for future smartphone line-ups
By Shazia Begum 07.03.2017
The design of the LG G6 was centered around its FullVision display.
When coming up with the design of the LG G6, the FullVision display was at the centre of its development. The wants and needs of users were key, with research expressing the need for a bigger screen, without scaling up the device. FullVision display means it practically fills the entire front surface, whilst the 18:9 aspect ratio allows for a more immersive viewing experience. The smartly designed GUI (Graphical User Interface) enables the opening of two perfectly square windows side by side, delivering a more productive and intuitive multitasking experience. The multitasking options are abundant, you can send a message and simultaneously swipe through the photo gallery, check your calendar or dial a friend. The combinations are yours to decide.
The official LG G6 GUI introduction video :
Plus, have you heard of Univisium? It is a term coined by the cinematographer Vittorio Storaro, who proposed the universal film format ratio of 18:9 for a truly immersive viewing experience. The LG G6 has taken Storaro’s vision and made it into a reality, staying ahead of the game; “I believe 18:9 will become a standard aspect ratio for all media content in the not too distant future, I really believe it,” asserted Storaro at the LG G6 product launch. The 18:9 aspect ratio offers more viewing space on the 5.7 inch QHD+ screen (2,880 x 1,440 resolution), so that you are exposed to more content.
We Iike to think of the LG G6 as the smallest big phone around, because despite the large screen, it’s easy to hold. While other devices on the market might boast a similar screen size, they lack the ease of use the LG G6 offers when using with a single hand. The ergonomic design of the LG G6 was tested by Dr. Andris Freivalds’ research teams at Pennsylvania State University. They found the LG G6 passed with flying colours when they tested for muscle fatigue when using the smartphone over long periods, stability when holding the device, as well as comfort in various postures and actions.
What’s more, the type of aluminium selected for the frame of the LG G6 was chosen for its resilience. Commonly used in the construction of planes, AL 6013 – also known as plane-aluminium – absorbs shocks from accidental drops, taking pressure away from the glass. The rounded edges are also conveniently placed to disperse shock on impact and the strength of the aluminium enables it to retain its shape. You can rest assured, that the materials used have been thoroughly tested.
With its aluminium frame that offers a firm grip, a glass back that is naturally curved, and a camera that is flush to the body, you can be sure that you are holding something that nestles comfortably into the palm of your hand – yet also offers sound durability. All surfaces are smooth with the subtlety of unifying lines, creating a sleek minimalist design, which is complimented by narrow bezels and three sophisticated colours to choose from; Astro Black, Ice Platinum and Mystic White. The LG G6 has truly been designed with the user in mind.
Stay tuned for the next article where we will be telling you all about the Entertainment features of the LG G6, including HDR10 & Dolby Vision™.