LG V30: 6-inch P-OLED comes in a smaller case

LG V30: 6-inch P-OLED comes in a smaller case

LG is preparing for the presentation of the V30 on 31 August within IFA 2017. As usual for the company, official details of the new smartphone will be given in the run-up to a trade fair. According to LG, the V30 will be equipped with a six-inch OLED panel based on plastic substrate.

The V30 is LG’s return to the use of OLED displays in smartphones. Most recently, the Group had fully focused on large panels for use in OLED TVs and is successful with them. The last LG smartphone with OLED display is the G Flex 2 (test) presented to CES in January 2015.

P-POLED with 6 inch and 2,880 x 1,440 pixels

As with the G Flex 2, LG will also use an OLED panel based on plastic substrate instead of glass substrate for the V30. This type of OLED panel is therefore also called P-OLED. As LG explained, the P-OLED technology allows rounded corners to realize a more ergonomic smartphone design. LG has published a first image of the new display, which suggests a minimally curved edge toward the display edge. The features, however, are much less pronounced than, for example, the Samsung Galaxy S8 (test).

The display of the V30 has a diagonal of six inches, which has confirmed LG officially in the run-up to the IFA 2017. The resolution leaves the manufacturer with the 2,880 × 1,440 pixels in a 2: 1 format known from the G6 (test). If LG for the P-OLED panel set to a complete RGB matrix, this would correspond to a rectangular display with a pixel density of 537 ppi. For displays with rounded corners, this value can no longer be calculated exactly, but in any case it is minimally smaller. According to LG, the problem of the “baking” of pixels is to be completely eliminated and the energy consumption of the panel has been further reduced.

Suitable for Virtual Reality

OLED typically, the panel achieves perfect black by turning off individual pixels and thus an excellent contrast. In addition, the display LG is said to cover 148 percent of the sRGB color space and 109 percent of the DCI-P3 color space. The new display supports the HDR standard HDR 10, but at least officially not yet DolbyVision, as is the case with the G6. Maybe it’s just missing the official certification. Thanks to very short response times of the OLED panel, it is well suited for virtual reality applications, although LG has not officially announced the support for Google Daydream (test).

V30 becomes smaller than the V20

According to LG, the V30 has been the largest smartphone display in the Group for four years. Nevertheless, the dimensions will be lower than for the V20. This is attributable to the fact that LG has reduced the frame over the display by 20 percent and that under the display by 50 percent. The LG logo had to walk on the back of the V30. For comparison, the V20 with a 5.7-inch display and a 2.1-inch second-screen has dimensions of 159.7 × 78.1 × 7.6 millimeters (H × W × T). Speaking of second screen, the V20 according to the Android Authority will no longer have and instead put on a “floating” information bar within the operating system.

Also unofficially, information about the camera, which Slash Gear wants to have learned. Accordingly, the V30 like the G6 is equipped with a dual camera. The main camera is to offer a f / 1.6 especially wide open start screen as an improvement and adjustment feature.

The presentation of the V30 is scheduled for 31 August at 9:00 am German time.



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