LG suggests the LG V40 will sport an OLED display, other V-series devices too

LG suggests the LG V40 will sport an OLED display, other V-series devices too
LG has confirmed that future V-series device will sport OLED displays. Despite certain reports claiming that LG would produce separate G7 ThinQ variants with LCD and OLED panels, the company ultimately bet solely on the cheaper display. Speaking to AndroidHeadlines, however, LG has confirmed the reasoning behind this decision and, in the process, also revealed some details about its upcoming devices.

Speaking at the G7 ThinQ launch event yesterday in New York City, LG stated that it opted for an LCD panel in its latest flagship because G-series devices are considered more mainstream by the company. In fact, LG appears to be positioning its latest device as a more entry-level flagship, although it said that pricing of the panel wasn’t the deciding factor in the decision. Instead, the company’s decision to avoid OLED displays stems from its plans for future V-line smartphones. Last year’s LG V30 introduced a new OLED panel and it appears LG has similar plans for this year’s LG V40 ThinQ, with the South Korean brand confirming that it is saving its OLED panel production for future V-series devices, which are considered to be “more innovative” by the company. This decision also hints at the fact that the company’s upcoming LG V35 ThinQ will also continue with the OLED panel trend.

LG is yet to confirm any specific details surrounding its upcoming LG V-series devices, but considering the company sees the lineup as a more premium flagship option, and the fact that the recent V30S ThinQ is listed for pre-order in the US at $930, it seems certain that any future LG V devices will gradually creep closer to the $1000 mark, which should help improve the company’s profits significantly.

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20 Comments

1. j_grouchy

Posts: 180; Member since: Nov 08, 2016

"future LG V devices will gradually creep closer to the $1000 mark, which should help improve the company’s profits significantly." That's only assuming people are willing to part with that amount. It is by no means a certainty. On the contrary, I'm less likely NOW to spend that much on a phone than I ever was before.

13. rsiders

Posts: 1975; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

I doubt prices will creep up that high given LG'S track record. I'm an LG fan and I can't even count on them to properly announce and make available a flagship. People definitely won't have the patience to wait for LG to launch a $1000 or less.

2. Zomer

Posts: 361; Member since: May 31, 2013

Funny how LG still wonders why they don't sell any phones. If you want to battle Samsung and Apple. Bring a device that has the same specs and price it considerably less. The same goes for HTC. Imagine buying the LG G7 for 599 euro's, while the Galaxy S9 is 849 euro's. They might not feel like the G7 is the best device ever created, but the amount you can save will convince a lot of consumers.

4. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

U11 was cheaper than S8, G6 and XZ Premium in many places.

3. rkoforever90

Posts: 463; Member since: Dec 03, 2011

why spend 1000$ on an LG phone when after 2 months it will drop to 400$

16. mixedfish

Posts: 1560; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

That's why it's $1000, so that it drops to the true price of $500.

5. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

How about making a V-Pen?

8. maherk

Posts: 6956; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Still waiting for the links budd. I saw you went hiding in your cave when you got challenged to prove that LG, HTC, and Sony's LCD panels are better than the S9's "crappy" 8-bit Amoled screen.

14. Ciro1900

Posts: 591; Member since: Dec 17, 2017

https://youtu.be/RocwlhQ0WGE ips xperia xz2 destroy crapmoled poor in subpixels and poor in bright, With saw teeth and obsolete technology 8 bits sdr

18. maherk

Posts: 6956; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Comment #17 ;)

6. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

Yes yes yes. I'm in.

7. maherk

Posts: 6956; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

But but yesterday and according to few fanboys LG went back to LCDs because it's still a better technology than Amoled, not because they're trying to cut on expenses.

9. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Because RGB > PENTILE When screen is mainly white oled uses more power than LCD. LCD has longer life.

11. maherk

Posts: 6956; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Again, I'm still waiting for 5 links showing that the S9's display is inferior to the LCD displays found on other flagships.

15. Ciro1900

Posts: 591; Member since: Dec 17, 2017

17. maherk

Posts: 6956; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

What does speedtests have anything to do with my comment you smartass? And come again with a respectable source, not a reviewer who's biased towards Sony and with 2000 something subscribers where the majority of them are Sony fans. Plus make sure he's an English speaking reviewer ;)

20. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Lmao you can’t even give some strong evidence to prove that LCD>OLED.

10. Furkan

Posts: 552; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

at least it doesn't burn

12. maherk

Posts: 6956; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Ahhh yeah, the same burn in issues you had after 3 days of buying the Note 8 ;) And it's comical watching the same fanboys that celebrated the V30's OLED display are now hating on OLED technology. Still, few months from now, you'll have a different words to say when the V40 comes equipped with an OLED panel.

19. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

He went to his cave.

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