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LG shows off UX 6.0 for G6

When LG launches it 2017 flagship smartphone at the end of this month, there are likely to be few surprises in store. Today the company has continued to make information about the device available publicly, revealing details of a new user interface.

The LG G6 will come equipped with UX 6.0 – a new version of the company’s Android overlay. As well as providing a fresh look, UX 6.0 will also offer a number of features that have been specifically designed with the LG G6 in mind.

LG has not exactly been secretive about its forthcoming flagship, already revealing a significant amount of information. This has included the fact that the LG G6 will feature a 1440 x 2880 display, with an 18:9 aspect ratio and minimal bezels.

Now LG has divulged that the screen on the LG G6 will be branded as a FullVision display. The South Korean conglomerate believes that the 18:9 display ratio is already on its way to becoming a trend, with a number of apps, movies and games likely to be released in the format.

“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’s mobile division.

A number of improvements will be made to the camera interface of the LG G6, as a result of the 18:9 display ratio. The changes have been designed to make the interface more relevant to how people use smartphone cameras.

Square Camera will enable images to be captured in the 1:1 format that is popular on social networks such as Instagram. And LG will also make use of the additional space offered by the 18:9 screen, providing a second square alongside the camera for reviewing photos.

The square theme will not stop there, as LG aims to deploy the layout to greatly improve the multi-tasking experience that is offered by smartphones.

It will be possible to run two apps, each of which will be placed in a separate square. This will allow, for instance, users to check their calendar while making a phone call.

Cho said that he believes the LG G6’s multi-tasking capabilities will lead to noticeable improvements when it comes to carrying out productivity tasks on a smartphone.

“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.” Cho stated. “I think users will appreciate the many ways we’ve made the LG G6 more productive.”