Sony Berates LG G6’s 18:9 Aspect Ratio
Sony looks to be one of the most unimpressed tech company in the market right now coming after the LG G6 was officially unveiled at the Mobile World Congress 2017. Sony which also at the event unveiled the Xperia XZ Premium which won the best new smartphone at the Mobile World Congress 2017 did not seem impressed at all with the LG’s latest smartphone which amongst other features boasts to be the world’s first 18:9 aspect ratio smartphone.
Truly, the LG G6 did not come into the market with the much expected Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset which is the fastest processor in the market as at now. Sony, however, did not buy the hype on the device and looked like it will not be adopting the technology into any of its smartphones anytime soon.
Sony on the LG G6 device through its executive, Don Mesa noted that the LG G6’s 18:9 aspect ratio integration is at best a tech misappropriation as there is nothing wrong with the absolutely perfect 16:9 aspect ratio featured in most smartphones.
Sony’s claim, however, remains valid as the 16:9 aspect ratio as featured on most smartphones for years remains the best and most common aspect ratio in use.
Sony’s stand also may have been affected by its entertainment division which has set the 16:9 aspect ratio as the standard for all its productions, it’ll, however, be worse off for the company to adopt the 18:9 aspect ratio which may most likely make its videos and display appear in letter boxes.
The 16:9 aspect ratio may, however, be phased out soon should the adoption of the 18:9 aspect ratio as the standard for cinemas be widely accepted. In that case, Sony will have no other option than to conform to the demands of its users and bend its stand on the 18:9 aspect ratio acceptance.