The upcoming LG V30 is one of several flagship phones on the horizon. The V10 and V20 were not exactly massive mainstream hits. However, sales have been relatively strong and they do have their loyal fans. Now, LG have announced that their next major device will feature a curved OLED screen – made of plastic!
This news comes straight from LG, so you know it’s good. Unlike most smartphone rumours, you can count on this one coming true. They have long used LCD screens in most of their mobile devices, so this move to OLED will be substantial. In fact, they haven’t used an OLED since the G FLex 2 back in 2015. Samsung have been utilizing the tech heavily in the meantime.
From the official press release:
“Expertise in OLED has long been a core competency of LG, and the technology has always been seen as a potential value-add for smartphones,” said Juno Cho, president of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “With competition in the global smartphone space fiercer now than ever, we felt that this was the right time to reintroduce OLED displays in our mobile products.”
LG went on to hype up their FullVision tech. Basically, they want you to have a large display with tiny bezels and excellent image quality. If that sounds familiar, that’s exactly what Samsung and Apple are working toward as well.
While the press release did not mention the LG V30 by name, one can deduce that they’re referring to this next big-screen device. In fact, speaking of big screens, it will measure in at 6 inches, have curved edges, and an 18:9 aspect ratio with QHD+ at 1440×2880. That definitely isn’t something you can ignore.
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And because the screen in the upcoming smartphone will be based on plastic OLED technology – also known as P-OLED – the edges can be curved to allow for a more ergonomic design and a better feel in the hand. P-OLED is created by placing pixels on a plastic substrate which is much stronger than a glass base. What’s more, the display is protected by Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5 that incorporates shatter-resistant technology. Most importantly, using advanced encapsulation and pixel-scanning technology, the burn-in problem that has affected OLED technology in the past has been all but eliminated in the P-OLED technology in LG’s upcoming device. Encapsulation significantly reduces oxidation of the pixels and LG’s pixel-scanning technology allows for less energy to be applied to each pixel, also saving battery power.
In addition, LG were kind enough to leak images of what HAS to be the V30 in an ad campaign. The otherwise unknown device is featured heavily in this new ad with Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Check out these screenshots!
Yes, I know the pics are terrible quality, but it’s all we’ve got right now. I’m not complaining.
This all certainly sounds promising, and I cannot wait to hold the LG V30 in my hand soon enough. Keep it locked to Don’t Hate the Geek as we keep you updated on all the latest smartphone news!