The new premium handset will use an OLED screen with high dynamic range and wide color support.
LG has announced plans to release the first ever smartphone with a plastic OLED FullVision display. The currently unnamed OLED flagship handset is set to mark the extension of LG's OLED leadership in the premium TV market to the mobile space.
"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."
Though full specs have not been announced yet, the smartphone will feature a 6-inch FullVision OLED screen with a QHD+ resolution of 1440 x 2880, 4.15 million pixels, and HDR10 support for high dynamic range video playback. Meanwhile, the upper and lower bezels of the device have been reduced by 20 and 50 percent compared to LG's V20 smartphone model, and the LG logo has been moved to the back of the phone to further maximize viewable screen space. In addition, the display will support a wide color gamut with 148 percent of the sRGB color space for digital images and 109 percent of the DCI-P3 color space for digital cinema.
Likewise, the OLED tech offers an operational response time that is tens of times faster than an LCD, making it ideal for VR applications. Finally, the smartphone will also incorporate Corning Gorilla Glass 5 with shatter-resistant technology for screen protection, and advanced encapsulation and pixel-scanning technology to greatly reduce the chance of burn-in associated with OLED technology.
More details on LG's upcoming P-OLED FullVision flagship smartphone will be revealed at a later date.