Watch the LG G6’s UX 6.0 user interface in action

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Faced with an endless torrent of leaks, LG has started to detail its G6 smartphone on its own terms, trickling out information about the upcoming device through press releases and video teasers.

The latest pair from LG, released early this morning, highlights how the G6’s unusual 18:9 QHD+ display works in tandem with the company’s new UX 6.0 Android skin.

LG G6 UX 6.0 user interface
Specifically, the G6’s 2,880 x 1,440 pixel screen, which the company has now taken to calling a ‘FullVision’ display, allows for a number of user interface and experience enhancements. The most notable feature is a slightly improved take on Nougat’s built-in split-screen multitasking mode. Thanks to what amounts to a 2:1 aspect ratio, the G6 can run two identically sized square windows side-by-side. LG has reworked its first-party apps, including Phone, Contacts, Clock, Gallery, Calendar, Messaging, Browser, Memos, to take advantage of this functionality. You can see the multi-tasking mode in action in the video below.

The G6’s included camera app has also seen several new features. Specifically relating to the phone’s 18:9 screen, the camera app now allows users to take and review photos simultaneously. LG also notes there’s a new food capture mode that enhances image quality and colour saturation anytime the users goes to take a picture of their lunch or dinner, as well as a GIF creation mode that can combine between 2 and 100 pictures into a loop.

“The LG G6 with FullVision was inspired by the philosophy of experts in the movie industry who believe that an 18:9 ratio screen would be the best solution for viewing both old and new cinematic content in the digital age,” said Juno Cho, president of the LG electronics mobile communications company, in a statement. “We’ve not only embraced that philosophy in our newest smartphone but taken it to a whole new level by incorporating the 18:9 format in many other ways. I think users will appreciate the many ways we’ve made the LG G6 more productive.”

LG will officially unveil the G6 in less than a week-and-a-half at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.

[source]LG, YouTube[/source]