18:9 1440p LCD Panel to be Used in the LG G6

18:9 1440p LCD Panel to be Used in the LG G6

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LG was in Las Vegas for CES last week, and they were talking about the company’s upcoming flagship smartphone, the LG G6. They didn’t tell us much about the smartphone, but they did announce it would not have the modular design that was introduced with the LG G5.

So it’s clear that LG has been working on the new flagship for some time, and they’re getting very close to releasing it.

One report says we’ll see the device debut at MWC 2017, and that it will be scheduled for launch in March. If true, this could actually be a solid strategy for the company as it’s currently believed that the Galaxy S8 will be made available to the public sometime in April. This would give LG a head start on the competition that it hasn’t enjoyed in a while, and would give anxious smartphone buyers the opportunity to try out LG’s best before Samsung launches theirs.

No matter when the device will be launched though, a new report says that LG Display has announced some details about the phone. We’re told that LG’s upcoming G6 will have a 5.7″ 1440 LCD panel. Not only that, but that it will also have a ratio of 18:9 instead of the typical 16:9 that we see in smartphones right now. The report says that LG will be calling this QHD+, and says it’s the world’s first 18:9 QHD LCD panel.

So instead of this QHD panel having a pixel resolution of 1,440 x 2,560, it will be 1,440 x 2,880 to account for the different aspect ratio. This will bring the pixels per inch to around the 564 pixels mark, and would make for a better user experience when using Android’s new multiwindow feature.  LG Display also says it will be easier to view this display under direct sunlight since they have been able to increase transmittance by 10%, and also mentions that it will use 30% less power than its predecessor.

Source: The Korea Herald