LG teases new UX 6.0 user interface for the G6

16 February 2017

LG has revealed that its upcoming G6 flagship smartphone will feature a new user interface dubbed UX 6.0. The company says the UI is "specifically customized" to take maximum advantage of the phone's 5.7-inch QHD+ FullVision display.

The device's display has an aspect ratio of 18:9, something which the company says will help offer advanced multi-tasking experience.

"The LG G6 takes advantage of the expansive 18:9 display in many ways," the firm said in a press release. "Open a call reception window next to the calendar app or the photo gallery at the same time as the message app. Multiple square photographs can be connected together and viewed as a Collage Wallpaper on the lock screen."

"Type a memo on one side while surfing the web on the other. Inside the calendar app, turning the G6 horizontally will display the calendar in the left window while a detailed schedule will appear on the right. The combinations are endless."

Moving on, LG also revealed that the G6 camera will allow you to simultaneously capture and review photos. There's a new Square Camera feature that divides the handset's 18:9 display into two identical perfect squares, allowing users to capture images in 1:1 format - a la Instagram - and review them in the adjacent window.

Another feature LG reveals is called Food Mode, which is basically a shooting mode that provides high color quality and saturation when capturing food items. The company also released a teaser video (embedded below) for the new UX 6.0 interface:

The LG G6 will be made official on February 26 a this year's Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona.