One of the latest trends in the smartphone industry is throwing tall, 18:9 displays up front. For one reason ore another, some manufacturers claim they do that due to the obviously-impending arrival of 2:1 multimedia content whereas others are merely following suit for no explicit reason whatsoever. That said, one noteworthy upside of devices donning such display is simply how easier are they to handle compared to similarly-sized 16:9 devices. But we digress…
The Mate 10 is one of the last major smartphones to hit the market this year, a flagship that Huawei says it’s worth waiting for. There have already been lots of leaks about the Mate 10 and its many variations, but no official word on any of them.
Today, Huawei introduced the Maimang 6 in China, the company’s first smartphone to feature an 18:9 ratio display. We don’t usually report on devices that are exclusively available in China, but the Maimang 6 is expected to be introduced in the rest of the world as Huawei Mate 10 Lite or G10.
The Maimang 6 is now …
The Xiaomi Mi MIX was certainly one of the most interesting products of 2016: in fact, one could argue it was the device that kickstarted the bezel-less design trend we’ve seen gain immense popularity over the course of the past year, with everyone from Samsung to LG jumping on the trend.
Japan Display (JDI), announced that it has started mass production of a 6-inch screen with an 18:9 aspect ratio and a 1440 x 2560 resolution. JDI is calling this the “Full Active” LCD display, which employs a new high density wiring allowing the bottom bezel to be as thin as the other three sides. The screen comes with the second-generation Pixel Eyes technology allowing for deeper blacks. Additionally, users with wet fingers will be able to easily navigate the screen. The latter is important in this age of water resistant handsets.
Since Sony often uses JDI as a source for its screens, …
LG Electronics is planning to increase the number of applications optimized for its 2017 flagship – the G6. The Seoul-based tech giant announced that by next month, its app store will boast 300 apps which will fully support the 18:9 “Full Vision” display of the G6.
Samsung, with the Galaxy S8 and S8+, and LG, with the G6, are kickstarting a new trend in smartphone design which is aimed at increasing screen size, eliminating bezels, and keeping our favorite pocket computers relatively compact.
LG got none other but the inventor of the 2:1 format on stage during the G6 unveiling to explain why it comes with a screen in the unorthodox 18:9 aspect ratio. When LG announced this brand new 5.7″ display panel with 1440 x 2880 pixels resolution, we thought “Oh, that’s just LG being LG, they are always doing something with modular phones or extra ticker screens like on the V-series, so that might be it.”