LG reveals its latest ‘next flagship smartphone’ specs
Packed with the standard QHD being 1,440×2,560, QHD+ is 1,440×2,880 at an extraordinary 18:9 ratio and 564 PPI at 5.7-inches. For contrast, the G5’s display was 5.3-inch having a 554 PPI. Interesting, outdoor visibility has been enhanced via improving transmittance by 10% and lessening power consumption by 30%.
Improved touch response as a result of inTOUCH technology that eliminates the Touch Cover Glass includes another striking feature. The display of the device is less than 1mm thick, with top bezels reduced by 20% and the sides by 10% as compared to the standard QHD LCDs.
With 2016’s LG flagship Smartphone, LG reduced the display down from 5.5-inch on the G4. Guessing from the way the press release cites “consumer demands for bigger screens,” it’s probable that LG witnessed the smaller screen as a backing factor to why users didn’t purchase the G5 in multitudes.
The 18:9 ratio is expected to offer extra immersive viewing experiences. Landscape videos might be somewhat cut, but the real advantage of a taller display is when using 2 apps side-by-side. Seemingly releasing with Nougat, the G6 will be making the most of Android’s latest native multi-window mode.
Of course, the display is not the first feature that LG flagship Smartphone has announced about its upcoming flagship. In the CES, the firm came up with its trial with modular devices was no good and that its awaiting device would not have it.
Seoul, Korea (Jan. 10, 2017) – LG Display, the world’s leading innovator of display technologies, announced today that it will introduce the world’s first 5.7-inch QHD+ LCD panel with a 18:9 aspect ratio, responding to growing consumer demand for bigger, better screens on smartphones.
The company will supply the panel to LG Electronics for its next flagship smartphone this year. The most notable feature of the new mobile display is its “18:9 aspect ratio.” Displays, which take up the largest area of smartphones, have evolved from an aspect ratio of 4:3, to 3:2, 5:3 and 16:9; lately, a 17:9 ratio display has been introduced. Due to increasing consumer demands for bigger screens, LG Display developed the 18:9 aspect ratio display to provide more immersive viewing experiences.
The new 18:9 aspect ratio represents LG Display’s direction on how displays should evolve, while meeting the rising trend for watching videos on smartphones. The 18:9 aspect ratio is also optimized for multi-tasking, using dual-screen functions.
QHD refers to a resolution of 1,440×2,560 – four times the number of pixels on a standard HD display (720×1,280), which employs 538 Pixel per Inch (PPI), based on a 5.5-inch panel. LG Display’s new 5.7-inch panel called QHD+, has a resolution of 1,440×2,880 with 564 PPI, which is higher than conventional QHD LCDs.
The new LG flagship Smartphone not only provides excellent touch responses, thanks to the company’s exclusive inTOUCH technology, but also helps achieve a thinner and lighter smartphone due to the absence of Touch Cover Glass. The module (excluding the cover glass) is super slim, being less than 1mm thick, and has reduced bezel width by 0.2mm (20 percent) on top, and by 0.54mm (10 percent) on the left and right sides, compared to conventional QHD LCDs.
LG Display has also improved the outdoor visibility of the panel by increasing transmittance by 10 percent, while reducing power consumption by 30 percent. Outdoor visibility and low-power consumption are major criteria for consumer choices for smartphones.
We expect to maximize user experience and customer value through the super high-quality display with its new 18:9 aspect ratio, which sets it apart from conventional displays for smartphones