As far back as April earlier this year, there were already rumors that LG might be preparing to release a high profile smartphone that is fitted with an organic light emitting diode (OLED) display screen (even a curved one at that). Well, the South Korean tech giant has finally confirmed that it is indeed planning to debut an OLED screen smartphone, and as a matter of fact, its next smartphone is going to be exactly that.
LG then proceeded to share some information about the upcoming device (which many industry watchers are expecting to be the V30). Perhaps the most notable spec is the plastic OLED FullVision display that measures a huge six inches. With a screen that size, the company’s next smartphone will have the honor of having the biggest display among LG’s devices in nearly half a decade.
It makes sense for LG to join in on the OLED party. It is no secret that today’s mobile users are consuming media more than ever, and with that increase in demand, smartphone devices with killer display screens will likely become more popular. In LG’s case, it has had experience with quality screens before, especially with its background and expertise in producing television sets. The future of mobile will include plenty of virtual reality, and LG is up to the challenge by introducing a smartphone that boasts a display with a 1,440 by 2,880 pixel resolution. Sure, the screen is plastic, but it will actually be protected by Gorilla Glass 5, and will take full advantage of new technology that will help fix known problems related to OLED displays, like burn-in, phantom pictures that remain on the screen even when the device is turned off.
It is worth remembering that LG has actually tried releasing a smartphone with an OLED display screen before. About a couple of years ago, the South Korean phone maker debuted its G Flex 2 smartphone. Moreover, recent moves by the company do indicate that it is serious when it comes to OLED. In November of last year after all, it was reported that LG was starting to invest billions of dollars into building OLED displays. Plus, there is that speculation that it will be supplying the OLED screens for Apple’s upcoming iPhone 8. There is much excitement brewing over the iPhone 8 which is expected to be released later this year. This iPhone release after all marks the tenth anniversary of the launch of the first ever iPhone model back in 2007.
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