New 21:9 LG Chocolate BL40 preview [Video]

My last phone (before the iPhone) was an LG Chocolate. Whilst it wasn’t amazing on the spec front, the device sure was sexy. Shiny, black and touch controls that...

My last phone (before the iPhone) was an LG Chocolate. Whilst it wasn’t amazing on the spec front, the device sure was sexy. Shiny, black and touch controls that illuminated.

All that seems very dated now, with LGs latest chocolate offering, the BL40. The 40 in the name is derived from the 4.0” multi-touch screen that’s in the ultra-wide 21:9 aspect ratio. It’s usefulness looks great for navigating the user interface elements, but you’ll end up with black bars beside any videos in the 16:9 standard.

Check out the impressive preview video below.

As impressive as this device looks, I really this (and the 21:9 Phillips TV) doesn’t create a new video standard. We already have far too many. Obviously 21:9 is used in films, but doesn’t mean there’s any good reason to filter that to consumer devices.

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