Every year LG surprises us with some differentiating feature on their mobile devices. In the LG G4 stood out those leather back parts, in the G5 modularity and in the G6 what will stand out is its screen 18: 9 and a clear bet by split screen modes.
That raises a question: is that screen mode really useful? A good number of devices have long been able to do so, and now LG wants to take advantage of that option, enabling it to make its smartphone especially noteworthy in that usage scenario.
Is split screen suitable on smartphones?
The LG approach makes clear that they have detected a potential trend: that users are increasingly using this feature. The possibility of having a split screen mode in which having two different applications sharing the visual area of our smartphone is certainly interesting, but who uses it?
The one who subscribes, of course, does not. In my Galaxy S7 that option hardly serves more to confuse me - I accidentally accessing it - than for something else, and my conclusion is that the split screen is more suitable for large diagonals.
How big? It was the Samsung Galaxy Note that started to exploit this option, but it may not even in them that option can take full advantage. The LG G6 offers a significant reinforcement for this capability, since its screen will have an 18: 9 format, which basically means that in its resolution of 2,880 x 1,440 pixels when we divide the screen we will have two exact squares, something that presumed In his latest teaser video.
Good future in Nougat and convertible tablets
LG does well in trying to exploit that capability, especially since Android 7.0 Nougat offers floating windows support, enhancing a working mode that is much more appropriate desktop and laptop computers than smartphones and even tablets.
The problem is that the support of this feature is precisely designed to make tablets based on Android are much more versatile. It turns them into computers to use, something that we have already seen with a Remix OS that brought the Android experience to the desktop and which stood out for adapting the conventional desktop smartphone to provide a management windows and tasks very close to what it does Example a user in Windows.
Can you convince LG users that this is a valid argument for their smartphones? The truth is that the 18: 9 format is interesting to get more out of that capacity. Once again, the users will decide.