LG G6 invite shows edge-to-edge, bezel-less display; Entire screen could be touch responsive

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The LG G6 could be the first phone to come with an edge-to-edge display and the smartphone may be unveiled at the MWC 2017. Fans are on the top of the world as LG has already sent out invites for a press event at the MWC 2017, Barcelona, Spain. The invite has captures fans’ attention because of a diagram that suggests the LG G6 display to be covering the entire front of the phone. There are absolutely no bezels around the edge. It is unclear at this stage how the bezel-less display will work.

According to Mirror, the entire screen may be made touch-responsive or the image on the screen may simply be projected right to the edges of the device. In order to have an all-screen phone, LG may have removed as may ports as possible from the LG G6 edges. Buttons will most-likely be at the rear of the device. Currently, the selfie camera and the speaker are located underneath the bezel at the top of the screen. These will have to be removed for the edge-to-edge screen.

Some suggest that the LG G6 will be unveiled at the Sant Jordi Club on Feb. 26, ahead of the MWC. Several reports have claimed that the LG flagship will sport a 5.7-inch display with an ultra-wide 18:9 aspect ratio. LG is calling it “Full Vision.” The display will have a resolution of 2,880 x 1,440 pixels and 564ppi. The smartphone may house the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor and run on Android’s latest version. Google Assistant will be incorporated, making it the first non-Pixel phone in the market.

According to CNET, the LG G6 handset is rumoured to go on sale globally on March 9 and it will reportedly come out a month later than in LG's home country of South Korea. LG is banking a lot on the G6 smartphone after an abysmal sales of 2016’s LG G5 modular smartphone. The LG G6 will have to take on Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S8, said to come in mid or late April. Even though the LG G6 will launch before the Samsung Galaxy S8, the latter will have an advantage because of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset it will come with.

While the Galaxy S8 could be a tech marvel, the G6 may turn out to be the show-stealer. Both handsets have had their share of leaks, showing the massive interest in the devices. The pair marks a new era as they are expected to bring a major shift in smartphone design after years of same designs.

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