It also has a higher 570ppi pixel density and is just a smudge sharper.Some might not see much value in having such a high-pixel density, especially to the naked eye.The G6 comes at a time when many of its competitors have already made their marquee phones splash-friendly.The S8, for instance, is water proof with the same IP68 rating. It comes in silver, black and white, though the white version will only be available in certain countries, not including the US. The 5.7-inch screen is super sharp, with a 1,400-pixel resolution and 565 ppi.
It's rated IP68, which means you can dunk it in up to a meter of water (about 3 feet) for up to 30 minutes.Not all apps and games can take full advantage of this ratio at full screen and when they can't, you'll see black bars on the sides of the display.You can enable "app scaling" on some apps by going into Settings.Gone is that funky modular body (but also the removable battery).In its place is a slim water-resistant build that's 80 percent screen on the front.
Given the huge popularity of Galaxy phones in general, and the fact that this is Samsung's first major phone announcement after its exploding Galaxy Note 7 fiasco, it'd be difficult for most companies to outshine the Samsung for attention.