According to the “Korea Herald” report, LG is likely to stop using LCD screens and switch to OLED screens for the next generation of high-end smartphones V30. This change will continue with the final G7, the successor to this year’s G6. Samsung has long used OLED technology for its Android smartphones; these displays offer brighter colors and deeper blacks than LCD screens, which are currently used by Apple, HTC and LG’s existing mobile devices.
However, it is rumored that Apple will launch a major change to the OLED in the upcoming iPhone 8 this fall, while insisting on the LCD screens of the iPhone 7S and 7S Plus, which are expected to be unveiled at the same time. Google also uses OLEDs in Pixel phones made by HTC.
LG’s V-series phones are sold as professional devices, offering a range of media creation tools that allow users to precisely control camera settings, video quality and more. The new, improved display can be a key way to distinguish the V30 from the recently released G6, which draws on many of the V20’s expert features. OLEDs are also critical to virtual reality and Google’s Daydream platform, which can really use some new support. The report hangs the V30 version released in September.
LG Electronics will turn to the sister company LG Display’s OLED components – just like Samsung’s purchase of OLEDs from Samsung monitors. “The source told the Herald that “most of the OLED screens produced by LG Display’s Gumi E5 plant will be used in its sister company LG Electronics’ smartphones in the second half of the year,” the source said. “Some of the OLEDs produced will also be supplied to Chinese handset manufacturers who want to replace Samsung, which produces the majority of OLED smartphone screens.