"The next generation smartphone that customers have been waiting for."
Now a highlight reel looking real close at bits.
Rear-mounted fingerprint sensor (rear volume still gone)
Looks like the front is flat glass. Yay!
They’ve really cut back on the bezels top and bottom.
"The G6 offers a big screen that fits in your hand"
How to position it in such a competitive market?
It's a "FullVision display". 18:9 — taller than the typical 16:9
2017 will be a meaningful year for form-factor changes in smartphones.
If manufacturers focus too much of flash features they lose out on reliability, he says.
The curved corners on the display are interesting. It's not done in software — either the LCD itself has been cut or there's an overlay on top of the screen.
Now it's time for "the G6 story".
Hands are things that hold things.
"Needless protrusions are eliminated" — the cameras are flush with the back glass.
Andrew Coughlin and Ian Hwang, LG engineer and exec, to have a panel conversation with Barrat
"We’re now spending more time with our phones than with our significant others" — so make that screen bigger!
60% of time spend on phone is for entertainment and communication — 1/3 of that is social networking
Medium-sized phones accounted for 50% of phone sales in 2016 and big phones 25%, while LG things that's going flip in 2017
In the meantime, let's talk about skinny jeans (this is what happens when you go off script).
People don'e like big phones because… they're too big.
It's "the best of both worlds" with a 5.7-inch display in a body the size of a 5.2-inch phone.
Bringing up a cinematographer to talk about the 18:9 display.