LG V30 Android Flagship To Ship With 6-inch QHD+ P-OLED FullVision Display

There is not a lot that is known about LG's unreleased V30 handset, the single-screen successor the dual-display V20 that we reviewed last year. But while much of the phone's specs remain a mystery, LG did reveal a few tidbits—the V30 will be the first handset to feature a plastic OLED FullVision display. It will also be LG's first OLED smartphone since the LG G Flex 2 released in 2015.

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LG is shifting from an IPS panel on the V20 (above) to a plastic OLED screen on the V30

"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," said Juno Cho, president of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. "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."

Indeed, LG's timing is spot on. OLED displays are growing in popularity, especially among flagship phones. It is rumored that Apple's forthcoming iPhone 8 will be equipped with an OLED panel, while Samsung has been using Super AMOLED screens for some time now.

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LG moved its logo from the bottom-front to the back of the V30 to maximize screen real estate

LG also confirmed that the plastic OLED display on its V30 will be six inches in size. Combined with thin bezels as part of its FullVision branding, this will be LG's largest display in four years while the actual body will be smaller than its predecessor. LG even moved its logo from the bottom of the display to the back of the phone to maximize the viewable screen area.

As for the display resolution, LG said it will cram 4.15 million pixels in a QHD+ (2880x1440) orientation. We have high hopes for great image quality, too. That is something OLED panels are known for, but lest their be any doubt, LG says it has implemented fancy image algorithms "gleaned from years of OLED research and development" to ensure vibrant visuals. Putting numbers to those claims, LG says its P-OLED panel will offer 148 percent coverage of the sRGB color space and 109 percent of the DCI-P3 color space. It will also support the HDR10 standard.

A few other things LG shared about the display: it will have curved edges for a more comfortable feel in the hand, it will be protected by Gorilla Glass 5, and it will use advanced encapsulation and pixel scanning technologies to virtually eliminate the problem of burn-in that has plagued some OLED panels.