LG Intros Quad HD Display Panel for Smartphones
LG today claimed to debut an industry first: a 5.5-inch quad high-definition, in-plane switching LCD screen for smartphones. The quad HD resolution display includes 2560 x 1440 pixels, which creates a pixel density of 538 pixels per inch. The panel measures 1.21mm thick and has a 1.2mm bezel. LG claims it is the world's thinnest and slimmest display panel, slimmer even than the one used in the G2. The display also uses a Low Temperature Poly-Silicon (LTPS) substrate to allow for a brightness of 430nit. Quad HD screens are the next logical step after 1080p HD. LG says the high resolution will let smartphones display full-sized web pages with sharp text and no distortion. LG did not say when the new panel might be made available to device makers.
Sharp Shows Off Curved Display Concept
Sharp this week revealed a concept smartphone screen that has actual curved corners and nearly no bezels. The concept panel is called Corner R.
LG Turning to OLED for V30's FullVision Display
LG today said its "next flagship smartphone" — widely believed to be the V30 — will be the first to adopt a plastic OLED FullVision display. LG has used plastic OLED before, notably on the 2015 Flex 2, which was in fact curved and flexible.
Samsung's Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge Tout Metal and Glass Designs
Samsung today announced the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, two Android smartphones that marry high-quality design with leading specs. The devices are made with a mix of metal and glass materials, with the GS6 Edge offering a curved display on two sides.
LG V30 Launches In Korea This Week, North America Soon Thereafter
LG today said it will begin shipping its V30 flagship handset to customers in South Korea this week. The phone will arrive in North America, Europe, and other markets "in the days and weeks to come." LG didn't provide an exact launch window for the U.S., and LG's U.S.
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