Report: LG V30 might not feature secondary display, concept could be replicated on new OLED screen
According to a "trusted source" as cited by the ever diligent XDA Developers, the same revision awaits the LG V30 – a premium smartphone, primed as an alternative to the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and, reportedly, scheduled for a late August announcement.
The secondary screen is only "formally" going awayThe secondary display was a refreshing experiment that certainly stood out in the ocean of lookalike phones, but it didn't catch on with consumers and mobile vendors. Thus, it makes sense that LG might abolish it in the V30, as XDA's source claims. However, this won't necessarily be the end to the idea of conveniently pulling certain shortcuts and notifications to a designated space above the main display.
Rather than going through the trouble of running two separate displays, LG might – for the first time in recent history – introduce an OLED display on a high profile phone, likely in the same 18:9 screen ratio as the LG G6. With a tall panel like this, it won't be a problem to basically "paste" the LG V20's secondary display above the rest of the content shown on screen – with the option of users disabling it if they want.
Mind you, while the source is certain about LG removing the secondary panel and switching to OLED, the rest is speculative information that may or may not pan out. In any case, are you going to miss the second screen? Do you think LG should go back to its wayward and unorthodox smartphone design style? Let us know what you think in the comments section below!