Less than 24 hours after a leak seemingly confirmed that Samsungs upcoming Galaxy Note 8 will pack a gigantic screen, LG has confirmed long-standing rumors that its next smartphone will feature an OLED screen.
The Korean firm detailed some details of its next device, believed to bethe V30, including its plastic OLED FullVision display. The six-inch screen will be the largest on a phone that LG has released for four years, the company said, but the actual device will be smaller than last years V20.
Why go with an OLED?
Well, screens are becoming a battleground for this years flagship smartphones, with the next iPhone rumored to be packing one. LGsaid it is keen to dip into its experience in screens which has propelled its TV business to enable virtual reality and other content-led services on mobile. It aims to do that with a 1,440 x 2,880 resolution display which, despite being plastic, is protected by Gorilla Glass 5 and tech that mitigates past issues with OLEDs, such as burn-in, aka ghost images that are visible even when a screen is off.
This wont be the first time LG has adopted an OLED it put one into the experimentalG Flex 2 released two years ago, but now the tech is stepping up to a prominent role. That makes sense given that LG just invested $7 billion into its OLED production capabilities. If you believe the Apple rumor mill, LG is the one selected to supply the iPhone 8s OLED screen.