Report: LG cancels plans for curved OLED display for the LG G6


According to a report from South Korea, LG has cancelled plans to include a curved OLED display in the LG G6, which is scheduled for next year. Industry sources say the company will stick to flat LCD panels again, like the majority of its handsets do.

It is said the reason for this decision has to do with display supplier LG Display's inability to provide an adequate supply of OLED panels for the LG G6. This would only be possible when new production equipment is installed in LG's display production plant in the town of Gumi, which will happen in the second half of 2017 – too late for the LG G6's first half launch.

The report also alleges that the LG G6's metal body might feature a tempered glass finish. It also says that LG has developed a resonant magnetic technology for wireless charging which probably won't be market-ready in time for the LG G6's launch. Reportedly, this technology supports wirelessly charging multiple smartphones at a distance of around 2-3cm from the charger.

Meanwhile, other companies have created technology that handles a distance of 7cm from the charger, and power of 7W as opposed to the current 5W standard. Such technology might be featured in the LG G7, as LG has tasked an on-campus research and development institute with developing a smartphone that supports resonant wireless charging.

LG also won't give an immediate answer on whether it will continue developing the LG G5's modular concept with the LG G6, but the possibility of discarding it exists. For example, the company's latest major smartphone, the LG V20, didn't carry on with the LG G5's modular accessories.

source: Chosun (Translated)

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17 Comments

2. keithtae

Posts: 564; Member since: Mar 25, 2015

It's too big of a risk for them. It works for Samsung because they manufacture it themselves, but as for lg, they could invest in making curve screen but it might not payoff hence, bad investment.

8. Guaire

Posts: 885; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

LG has same technology since G Flex.

13. keithtae

Posts: 564; Member since: Mar 25, 2015

I think manufacturing edge screen requires a much different process and techniques compared to those of "fle" series phones. Or else, other Chinese OEMs would have already copied that since the s7 edge is one of the best sellers

3. KRISTIJANJE

Posts: 68; Member since: Feb 16, 2015

This web site is becoming a joke and more so every day.

18. swarai

Posts: 85; Member since: Aug 07, 2014

And yet you still return

5. Bankz

Posts: 2531; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

So, in otherwords, 2016 will belong to apple and samsung as they're bringing it next year. I don't expect anything out of the ordinary from lg, sony and htc tbh. They'll release good, functional phones, but non will be anything spectacular. My bet is on the iphone as they'll definitely be bringing it next year..

23. chocowii

Posts: 478; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

Yeah. 2016 was an explosive year for Samsung.

26. kryme

Posts: 468; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

Nice one lol hahaha every time I see this exact joke it cracks me up... lol

9. Elsickness

Posts: 9; Member since: Aug 24, 2016

LCD is better in direct sunlight anyway

10. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Actually not. OLED has better sunlight contrast ratio. Check GSMArena.

14. Elsickness

Posts: 9; Member since: Aug 24, 2016

No I see it.. My friend has s7 edge I got V10 and mine is more clear.. He has to put his hand over the phone

20. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Too bad thats just you. Fact is that OLED is better.

24. chocowii

Posts: 478; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

LCD is better.

25. crohr

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 01, 2016

LCD is better in the sun. I work outside. Have Nexus 6p and LG v10. LG is much better!

11. shy2papa

Posts: 336; Member since: Jan 23, 2010

That's sad news I was really hoping LG will become the power users phone since Samsung's phones are explosive lol

12. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

Sad news. I also really hope that they will make a stock-like UI and that they add IP68 and a big battery.

21. Romantico3pe

Posts: 179; Member since: Sep 14, 2015

I hate oled they suck so bad, i hope lg sticks to ips until they fix the organic part of amoled

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