LG V30 to feature 6-inch OLED panel with a larger screen but smaller body than the one on the LG V20

LG V30 to feature 6-inch OLED panel with a larger screen but smaller body than the one on the LG V20
LG has pushed out a release for Thursday morning (while it is still Wednesday in the U.S.) to make some interesting comments about its next major flagship smartphone release, the unannounced LG V30. LG says that its next new flagship will be the first to use a plastic OLED FullVision display. Can you remember the last LG smartphone that featured an OLED panel? It was the LG G Flex 2 from 2015. LG plans on taking advantage of the fact that OLED screens are perfect for use with VR applications, an area of the smartphone market that is showing growth.

Juno Cho, president of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company, said in a statement that with the company in the midst of fierce global competition in the smartphone marketplace, now is the best time to bring back the OLED display on one of LG's mobile devices. The 6-inch OLED FullVision display will be the largest cranked out by LG for a mobile handset in over four years. But thanks to the FullVision features, the body of the phone is smaller than the one belonging to the LG V20 with the upper bezel reduced by 20%, and the lower bezel reduced by 50%. And to add more viewing space to the screen, the LG logo will be moved from the bottom of the display to the back of the handset.

The screen will be made from plastic thus allowing the so-called P-OLED display to feature curved edges for a better feel in the hand. The new panel is protected by Gorilla Glass 5, and the problem of burn-in that has negatively impacted OLED screens is less of an issue. The use of encapsulation requires less energy to be used on each panel, which will save battery power.


To reiterate, while the LG V30 will have a larger 6-inch screen than the 5.7-inch screen on the LG V20, the body of the former will be smaller than the size of the body on the latter. For that, you can thank the 18:9 aspect ratio found on the FullVision display.


source: LG

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V30
  • Display 6.0" 1440 x 2880 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2450 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh(16.5h talk time)

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26 Comments

1. kylebelle

Posts: 74; Member since: May 03, 2016

Also thank the no secondary display

5. sgodsell

Posts: 7573; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Since the V30 main display is OLED, then there wouldn't be any need to have a secondary display, especially when OLED displays can turn on parts of the display. Therefore eliminating the need for a secondary display which is on all the time.

2. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1584; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

6 inch at 18:9 is smaller than 6 inch at 16:9, makes me wonder if the screen is really any bigger.

4. splus

Posts: 166; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

Someone should do some math so we know exactly, but I think 6 inch with 18:9 ratio is actually smaller than 5.7 inch with 16:9 ratio.

7. fyah_king unregistered

Yes, cause it's not as wide.

20. technitude

Posts: 263; Member since: Dec 19, 2013

No, 6.0" @ 18:9 is still about a half of a square inch bigger than 5.7" @ 16:9. about 14.40 sq.in. to 13.88 sq.in. I think.

6. sockergris

Posts: 57; Member since: May 13, 2017

You're talking about width. Width is approximately the same that's on a 5.7" screen. The extra height is useless and a 2:1 screen ratio is a useless gimmick.

10. BuffaloSouce unregistered

So because something didn't work for you it's a useless gimmick?

14. sockergris

Posts: 57; Member since: May 13, 2017

It doesn't work for anybody, because there is no literally no use for the extra height, apart from the phone looking better. It's screen real estate thrown away; but hey, at least it's 6" and the only thing that matters, are numbers, right?

16. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"It doesn't work for anybody" You definitely can't speak for everyone, so don't get ahead of yourself. "because there is no literally no use for the extra height" The extra height means more content is visible when browsing a website, thus reducing the need to scroll down further the page. The extra height is great for VR, as there is more rendering FoV. "but hey, at least it's 6" and the only thing that matters, are numbers, right?" It still is 6-inches, nonetheless.

19. sockergris

Posts: 57; Member since: May 13, 2017

So if we were to have, for example, 4:1 screen ratio on a 6" screen, even more content would be visible and scrolling would be pretty much obsolete, right? Can't understand why nobody thought of this before! Because of the unpopularity of bezels, manufacturers opted out for elongating the screen, even though this brings us no benefits. A benefit would be if they actually made the phone smaller. Also, I'd rather have bezels along with some useful features, like stereo speakers, microSD slot, 3.5mm jack, than an elongated screen, which does nothing, but further reduces battery life. Feels like we're going backwards in time with phones. 2019 - gonna need some adapters in order to use those volume buttons.

22. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Scrolling is but one of the many benefits. "So if we were to have, for example, 4:1 screen ratio on a 6" screen, even more content would be visible and scrolling would be pretty much obsolete, right?" That would be at the expense of proper usability, and considering that scrolling through webpages isn't the only usuage of a smartphone, a 4:1 display is not suitable... Well, unless you want to manufacture s smartphone meant only to be used for scrolling up and down and for no other use than that. Might as well call it a scrollphone... I suppose you would sell millions of units, so why didn't you think about it before! /s "Also, I'd rather have bezels along with some useful features, like stereo speakers," I too, I do not mind bezels either, much like I do not mind the thickness of a phone, so as long as it serves a purpose - like stereo speakers, bigger battery capacity, 3.5mm jack, and the like :) "2019 - gonna need some adapters in order to use those volume buttons" Could as well ditch camera, battery and the like to use out handsets with mods... Because hey, the modular phone concept is the future!

23. technitude

Posts: 263; Member since: Dec 19, 2013

I think 2:1 is much more multitasking friendly. Splitting the screen between 2x 1:1 sides is a much more sensible ratio than splitting to 2x 8:9 sides. Rotating the screen, would still show a consistent 2x 1:1 images. The 16:9 split screen is awkward during rotation. I expect every device (that offers multitasking) to offer this ratio before long.

12. amasog

Posts: 552; Member since: Aug 22, 2013

18:9 screen is just like a remote control.

3. fyah_king unregistered

Can't wait to get this phone.

8. shmebulock

Posts: 14; Member since: Jul 29, 2017

Can't wait the announcement

9. PryvateiDz

Posts: 445; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

If it looks anywhere beautiful as the G6, with upgraded V20 features, I'm probably gonna get it. I hope that we can get AT least a 3400mAh battery (I know that's about the best we can hope for), I'm rooting for 3500mAh, and it would really be a dream for 4000mAh.

11. BuffaloSouce unregistered

It doesn't matter if they put in a 4000mah battery because next year everyone will start crying about a even bigger battery. The best solution for the battery problems would be for people to get off their damn phones once in a while

13. sockergris

Posts: 57; Member since: May 13, 2017

No, the best solution would be if phones had a decent battery life.

15. shmebulock

Posts: 14; Member since: Jul 29, 2017

The Best solution is using pure Android rom

17. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"The Best solution is using pure Android rom" Really? I doubt it, considering that phones at the top of the battery life chart do not run stock Android.

26. PryvateiDz

Posts: 445; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

If everyone wants something more, what's the issue? Their paying their hard-earned money. These phones aren't cheap. They are $600-$800 (With the LG V line leaning towards $800). Everything else has improved on smartphone except battery life and battery capacity. The ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom has a 5000mAh battery in a slim form factor, the Moto E4 Plus as well. These are budget smartphones. Why can't we ask or have the same from these expensive high-end flagships? What's the issue? Especially when we're paying our big bucks. With my experience with the 835 processor with my HTC U11, it's a great battery efficient processor. I get 6+ hours SOT daily. With a bigger battery capacity, software optimization, and a battery efficient processor, it makes for EXCELLENT battery life. They all work hand in hand. Why take average, when you can have the best (hence: the huge price tag for these smartphones)? If you have more battery capacity to work with, what's the issue? People on this blogs really kill me with the comments about people whining for asking for legitimate things of logical sense, especially when you're paying your money.

18. Jishnusur

Posts: 175; Member since: Oct 07, 2013

This is really nice looking phone by what i can see

21. shield

Posts: 868; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

24. brasstax

Posts: 546; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

No way in he'll is a 6 inch skin 18:9 screen bigger than a 16:9 5.7 inch screen. Again these skinny displays mislead customers as stated size on paper seems much larger than the real deal. I wish phone screen sizes were indicated by viewable square inches which would reveal true size.

25. salami1980

Posts: 80; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

Happy to hair that there is no second screen, this small screen always pushed me away from LG V series. I'm waiting for the V30, I think it will be the king of 2017 smartphones.

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