WIRED's Mobile World Congress round-up for 2017
The phone is much better this time.
Let us now dive straight into features and specifications of the LG G6. And unlike other phones with a similar screen size, the LG G6 fits comfortably in one hand, giving you a big screen experience without the inconvenience of a big phone. It's the same ratio you get on your HD TV and has been an industry standard since television started going high def. LG is now switching it up and moving to an 18:9 (or 2:1) display, which in theory, offers up more room to display information on your device. The phone will use an ultra wide 18:9 aspect ratio.
The LG G6 debuted at the Mobile World Congress 2017 on February 26.
The phone's dimensions are 148.9x22.214.171.124mm, smaller apart from thickness when compared to last year's G5, which measured 149.4x73.9x7.7mm. On top of that, the G6 has IP68 certified waterproofing and dustproofing.
The LG G6 releases into the markets with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor. There was quite some confusion as to which processor the phone would feature, but that has now been put to rest. The combination of Dolby Vision and HDR 10 was made possible by a customised Snapdragon 821 chipset which Qualcomm tweaked exclusively for the LG G6. The LG G6 is a smartphone that shows that instead of bringing minor upgrades to a popular smartphone, you can really innovate.
The LG G6 has a non-removable battery, while the battery on the G5 could be pulled out from the bottom.
LG claims it has fitted a 5.7-inch screen into a form factor designed for 5.2-inch screens, something the Korean manufacturer calls FullVision. Moreover, the LG G6' USA version will support wireless charging.
The older device comes with Android Marshmallow out of the box, whereas the LG G6 comes with the latest Android 7.1 Nougat operating system, which may entice some consumers to update to the newer device. LG is also debuting its new Full-screen UX that utilizes the 18:9 aspect ratio of the display. End result? More vivid videos and images on the screen. It has baked-in Google Assistant, artificial intelligence (AI) -based aid service, which is now available in English and German only. The main highlight here is that the G6 happens to be the first non-Google smartphone to feature the new Google Assistant. It has been heavily rumored for months, and is now officially true. In fact, its battery is non-removable which, among other things, sets an abyss between the new device and its predecessor. For the unsupported content, LG will add in a "zoom mode". Last year, the LG G5 had a 16MP + 8MP camera combination and there was a support for 4K video recording that is there on the LG G6 as well but the sensors have been changed to give a better imaging experience. The front of the LG G6 houses a Gorilla Glass 3 protection, while the back has Gorilla Glass 5 in the curvature, along with Gorilla Glass 4 for the Camera lens covers at the back.
Most tech fans praised LG for launching the G5 previous year. The G6 also sports a 5MP camera on the front with a 100-degree wide angle lens.
UX 6.0 focuses on advanced multi-tasking, boasting a much improved camera and more enjoyable ways to engage with films, games and apps. They're also a subtle visual detail that makes the device look a lot more elegant.
Iraqi forces claim key Mosul base, eye victory against 'IS'
Rasheed said that Iraqi forces had entered the district of al-Mamoun, the first district in western Mosul. "Daesh [Islamic State] is using houses full of residents as human shields", al-Mohammadawi told AFP.
Donald Trump Stinks Up CPAC With Hypocrisy & Ego-Stroking - See The Lowlights!!
The White House insists that Chief of Staff Reince Priebus did not demand anything of the Federal Bureau of Investigation . The speech was, in the view of one observer, an attempt to stem the tide of leaks emanating from the White House . "[Mr.
Protesters cleared from Dakota Access oil pipeline camp
Army Corps of Engineers Maj. "I'm not that naive to think that we can all go home and this is done now". Anthony Gazotti, an activist from Denver, for one, said he does not plan on leaving the campsite.
Wisconsin Hit Hard by the Flu
People recovering from the flu should stay home for 24 hours after the fever's gone, to eliminate the possibility of contagion. The DHHR also sent a memo this week to superintendents and school officials providing guidance on school closures and flu.
Contractors given timetable to pitch to build border wall with Mexico
Speaking after the meeting, Mr Tillerson said he and Mexican officials had discussed deep differences between their countries. Mexico may not want those million criminals back, but it really has nothing to say about it.
Denny Hamlin faster than Dale Earnhardt Jr. when it counts
Pagenaud, who won the championship last season, will have his hands full, as almost every team has made some strong improvements. Dillon, 25, claims four NASCAR national series wins. "Any which way I would have went, (Hamlin) was going to the other way".
76ers trade Nerlens Noel to Mavericks for Justin Anderson, Bogut
Anderson's best stretch this season came from January 22 to 26, when he averaged 15.7 points in a three-game span. Of course the Celtics or another team (Portland a possibility) could acquire Bogut from Philadelphia via trade.
AMD Unveils Cheap, Powerful Flagship Ryzen CPUs
If you want the full low-down on the Ryzen chips and the Zen architecture check out our guide to AMD's Ryzen. However, after Intel came out with the Core series of chips in the middle of the last decade, AMD retreated.
Microsoft launches 'Project Sangam' to make finding jobs easier
For now, Skype Lite is limited to the Indian market, and there's no information to suggest it will be heading to other markets. The app can also become the default dialler and messaging application if you wish to use it on your Android smartphone.
One month into office, how's Trump doing as President?
Thankfully, though, our agencies have notched more victories than defeats and have averted more disasters than they've allowed. And he answered by saying Flynn is "a wonderful man", adding: "I think he's been treated very, very badly.by the fake media".