LG confirms OLED panels on upcoming V30 phone

  • LG confirms OLED panels on upcoming V30 phone

LG confirms OLED panels on upcoming V30 phone

LG Electronics has taken to its official website to give us a sneak preview of the next flagship smartphone from the company, the LG V30. "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". The technology, which was released in November past year, was first debuted on Pixel and Pixel XL handsets but recently arrived on Samsung Galaxy S8 lineup. However, the overall size of the phone will likely be smaller, as the company has reduced the size of the top bezel by 20% and the bottom bezel by 50%, according ZDNet. The now unnamed device will be on display at IFA in Berlin on August 31st, according to LG.

The last time an OLED panel was fitted onto a LG phone was the G Flex 2 and the display technology is being favored again for the V30.

What's more, the screen will offer a crisp QHD resolution, as well as HDR 10 support, which when combined with the phone's ability to cover 148% of the DCI-P3 colour space, should make for some impressive performance.

The latest display marks an update from the 18:9 ratio Full Vision display that was adopted by the G6 smartphone, which boasted a almost bezel-less design. An image was recently teased on Twitter showing an LG smartphone together with the LG V20 and a Samsung Galaxy S8. Combined with thin bezels as part of its FullVision branding, this will be LG's largest display in four years while the actual body will be smaller than its predecessor. The LG logo has been moved to the back of the handset, giving it a clean appearance from the front.

LG V30 is slated to go on pre-order on September 17 and is expected to hit stores in U.S. on September 28.

For starters, the V30 will feature a P-OLED panel or plastic OLED, which will allow the edges to be curved. The display will be further protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 that incorporates shatter-resistant technology.