LG points out some of the new features of the G6’s UX interface

With MWC 2017 fast approaching, the steady drip of leaks is threatening to become a full-on deluge. Let’s take the LG G6, for instance, in recent weeks we’ve covered stories about its alleged reliability, various renders showing off its all-metal body, that it could be the first non-Google handset with Assistant onboard, and that the G6 will make do with the Snapdragon 821 as opposed to the Snapdragon 835 that the Galaxy S8 to feature. Today, we have an official video from LG teasing version UX 6.0 of the G6’s user interface. 

Some of the UI changes include tweaking the camera app, enabling the user to take and review images immediately. A new feature called Square Camera divides the display into two squares, allowing the user to review the image simultaneously in the 1:1 format used by Instagram and other social media apps. The square format also makes it easier to stitch images together to make a Collage Wallpaper. The new Food Mode allows for boosted saturation and colors when taking images of food. Finally, between 2-100 images can be combined to make a GIF.

“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. 

It doesn’t appear like LG has made wholesale changes to its UX design, instead focusing its efforts on making the most of the G6’s 5.7-inch FullVision display with 2880 x 1440 resolution. The phone will allow 16:9 content to be viewed in the 18:9 format.

LG G6 is set to launch the G6 on February 26th at MWC 2017 in Barcelona, and we will be there in person covering the event. How do you think the LG G6 is shaping up so far? Will you miss its Friends at all?


About the Author: Peter Holden

He's been an Android fan ever since owning an HTC Hero, with the Dell Streak being his first phablet. He currently carries a Huawei P10 and a Galaxy Tab S2 8.0. When not immersed in the world of Android and gadgets, he's an avid sports fan, and like all South Africans, he loves a good Braai (BBQ).