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As I mentioned in our recent review of the LG V20, I actually find the secondary "ticker" display to be somewhat useful for a myriad of different reasons. Apparently, LG thinks so too and the upcoming LG G6 might also integrate that kind of functionality, but without the second screen. Wait... what?

The latest rumors surrounding LG's next flagship indicate that the company won't be going with what has now become the standard 16:9 aspect ratio for its display. Instead, the LG G6 will reportedly have a screen with an 18:9 aspect ratio (or 2:1 if you want to reduce it down). The effective resolution would ring in at 1440 x 2880 pixels (versus 1440 x 2560 on quad HD).

That "extra" strip of 1440 x 320 pixels sure sounds like it could take on the what the secondary screen on the LG V20 does, don't you think? Considering that they're going to drop the modularity of the LG G5, LG wants to make sure the LG G6 has something to separate it from the competition.

LG does say that this 2:1 beyond quad HD screen will be 10% more visible outdoors and that it'll consume about 30% less battery. The bezel will also be 10% thinner on the sides and 20% thinner on top, the latter of which sounds like what you get with the LG V20. Expect LG to formally unveil the G6 at MWC next month with a launch to follow in March.