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This undated image shows an LG G6 held with one hand. Although the G6 has a larger screen than before, at 5.7 inches, the size of the phone itself is about the same as last year’s 5.3-inch G5.” (AP Photo/Anick Jesdanun)(AP Photo/Anick Jesdanun)

With the G6, LG has beat Apple and Samsung to the 'all-screen' smartphone

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With the G6, LG has beat Apple and Samsung to the 'all-screen' smartphone

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You may have heard that this year's Apple and Samsung smartphones are expected to come with so-called " all-screen" designs, meaning less bezel and more display on their beautiful faces.

But at Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona on Sunday, LG -- perennial bronze medalist in the fight for U.S. smartphone shares -- trumped the plans of its two main competitors by announcing the G6, an "all-screen"-designed phone of its own.


Here's a look at the phone. ( All photos by Associated Press)

The G6 has a display that’s almost half an inch larger than last year’s G5 -- putting it at an iPhone Plus-besting 5.7 inches --  but maintains the same overall size of the palmable G5.

This makes the front of the G6 about 80 percent screen, which is absolutely its pull-you-in feature. It's more or less the same kind of design that’s rumored to be coming to the Galaxy S8 and iPhone 8 later this year.

The iPhone 7 has a face that's 66 percent screen, and the Galaxy S7's is 72 percent.

Beyond its display, the LG G6 keeps some of the calling cards of LG smartphones, namely the power button/fingerprint reader on the back and a dual-camera setup. The 5.7-inch, 2,880-by-1,440-pixel screen is covered with Gorilla Glass to make drops less traumatic.

It runs Android 7.0, has 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage, and it's dustproof and waterproof enough to use under one meter of water.


Here's a full look at the phone's specs.

The G flagship series has its fans, but the semi-modular G5 with a detachable battery didn't take off. The G6 has a more traditional design but a unique 18:9 aspect ratio screen, dubbed "FullVision." And yes, that math works out to 2:1, or two square chunks of screen side by side. 

The phone comes with the Google Assistant, the first non-Pixel phone to be built with it.

With the G6, LG has beat Apple and Samsung to the 'all-screen' smartphone

WATCH | In case you forgot, LG has another line of flagship smartphones. Here's a breakdown of the V20 from last year. 

LG claims its phone is still "easy to hold" despite the big screen.

But some thought the phone was a bit too clunky.

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