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LG Deliberately Uses Flat Screen On Newly Launched LG G6 Because Curved Display Is Difficult To Hold & Easier To Crack

Feb 27, 2017 04:33 AM EST


Insofar as the South Korean phone maker, LG is concerned, its compatriot Samsung can lay claim to being the king of curved phones. LG deliberately did not use a curved screen on its new flagship, the LG G6, because it finds the curved screen more difficult to hold and easier to crack.

Less Chance Of Accidental Tapping

Compared to flat displays, LG – which just launched its new flagship, the LG G6, at the MWC 2017 – believes that a phone with a curved screen is more susceptible to damage if it falls to the ground. There is also a higher chance of accidentally tapping on a curved screen than a flat screen, Android Authority reports.

LG adds that gadgets with curved screens lead to more tension and tiredness when held by the hand for longer time frames. Forbes says the metal build unibody of the LG G6 also feels very nice in the hand, partly because of the small top and bottom bezels.

LG G6 sports a 5.7-inch screen but is even smaller than the LG G5 launched in 2016 which has a 5.3-inch screen and the Huawei Mate 9 Pro with a 5.5-inch curved screen. Although Samsung is the known leader when it comes to curved screen technology, other Chinese phone makers have followed the trend and also released models with curved screens.

Impressive Flagship

Yahoo notes that although the most anticipated smartphones of 2017 are the Apple iPhone 8 and Samsung Galaxy S8, it found the LG G6 “surprisingly compelling.” When it compares the new flagship to the LG V20 and LG G5, the one launched at the opening day of MWC 2017 is a more subtle and focused smartphone.

The LG G6 sports a FullVision Display which divides the screen into two equal squares. The phone owner could create unique interface opportunities similar to the new Square Camera app that allows the preview of an image on half of the screen adds the last shot in the other half.

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