Earlier this year, a rumor had claimed that LG will finally be making the switch to OLED this year with the V30. Today, LG has officially confirmed that it will be extending its OLED leadership expertise from TVs to its mobile devices with a 6” P-OLED display on the V30. The first clear render of the V30 has also leaked online today, showing a very different design language than the G6. As can be seen below, the V30 will only be slightly bigger than the G6 in terms of physical size, despite featuring a 0.3″ bigger display. Compared to the Samsung Galaxy S8+, the LG V30 appears to be significantly smaller.
The LG V30 will be the company’s first flagship smartphone to feature an OLED display since the Flex 2, which was released in 2015. It will also be the very first LG smartphone to feature an OLED FullVision display. That’s right. Just like the G6, the V30 will have minimal bezels on the front. While the V30 will feature a larger 6.0-inch display, its actual body will be smaller than the V20, which features a 5.7-inch display. LG has managed to reduce the upper bezel by 20 percent, while the lower bezel has been reduced by an impressive 50 percent when compared to the V20 from last year. To maximize the screen space, LG has even gotten rid of the company logo from the bottom bezel. The LG logo has been moved to the back of the handset, giving it a clean appearance from the front. The sides, as you can tell yourself, are curved. LG hasn’t released a smartphone with curved edges yet, so the V30 will also be the first handset from the manufacturer with dual curved edges.
As far as the resolution is concerned, LG is sticking with the same 1440 x 2880 QHD+ resolution of the G6 display. The OLED panel on the V30 will cover 148% of the sRGB color space and 109% of the DCI-P3 color space for digital cinema. Another feature that it will share with the G6 is support for the HDR10 standard. Protecting the display will be a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The panel itself will be quite strong, thanks to the use of stronger plastic substrate instead of a glass base on traditional OLED panels.
The LG V30 will be officially announced at a pre-IFA 2017 event on the 31st of this month.