Chatter surrounding the LG V30 has picked up considerably over the past few weeks. Its predecessor, the V20, was an LG experiment that featured a secondary display at the top, and the successor will also push the boundaries of design, according to LG.
LG will include its plastic FullVision OLED panel in the V30, LG confirmed. The South Korean company already uses these displays for its OLED TVs, but this will be the first time it uses the technology for a smartphone. This will also mark the first time since the Flex 2 that LG is using an OLED panel for its smartphone instead of an LCD panel.
“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,” revealed president of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company Juno Cho of the news. “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.”
The 6-inch display will feature 4.15 million pixels and a QHD+ (1440 by 2880) resolution. LG is claiming it will be “super immersive quality.” Among the major advantages of using an OLED panel for a smartphone is the incoming integration off VR headsets.
Going hand in hand with LG’s news, Twitter user Ice Universe published a mock-up of what the V30 is expected to look like and it is gorgeous. Gone are the bezels, and in its place is that gorgeous 6-inch display LG is talking about. You can see the mock-up for yourselves in the gallery above.
Ice Universe used the teaser image shared by LG to conjure up the mock-up. It’s not an official image, but if the V30 looks anywhere near this good, it’ll be a winner for LG. A comparison between the G6, Galaxy S8 and V30 was included, and you can see the big improvements the new curved FullVision OLED display makes over the flat G6 display. And it stands toe to toe with Samsung’s best.
The V30 is expected to be announced at the end of the month, so we won’t have to wait too long to find out what LG comes up with.