LG has hinted at a user-interface overhaul for the UX along with the launch of LG G6 during this year’s MWC. The company posed a 13-second long teaser on its LG Mobile Global YouTube channel giving us hints about what we can expect from the smartphone. The company seemed to emphasis on ‘#Square’, ‘#FullVision’, ‘#UX’ and ‘#Graphics’ as the key points for the smartphone. There were a lot of cuts in the video rapidly teasing separate piece of the entire experience.
The smartphone will come with a new 18:9 screen aspect ratio which gives the company a flexibility to experiment with their software and introduce new features. One of the features includes the new ‘Square’ mode in the camera app as reported by 9to5Google. Other camera mode that is hinted is the ‘Food mode’ that will enable the ability to take food photos as well as create GIFs from a series of images.
One interesting thing to note in the entire teaser is the presence of rounded corners in the UI giving it a pleasing and comfortable look. Though, the modifications teased in the software do point that this will be a heavily skinned version of Android which makes the process of rolling out future updates slower than it generally would. The emphasis on squares may also have to do with the baked in Multi-window support or anything related to multi window.
LG claims that all the elements of the new UI update are in ‘Perfect Proportion’ which doesn’t really mean much if the UX is confusion or chaotic as a whole. The last point about focus on Graphics seems to focus on wallpapers according to the teaser.
Publish date: February 17, 2017 2:26 pm| Modified date: February 26, 2017 4:04 pm