Back in 2014, when full HD was the standard for high-end smartphones, LG was taking it one step further, releasing the G3 with a QHD resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. Of course, the battery life was suffering a bit, but hey, no other flagship had so many pixels! And in 2017, it could happen again, according to the latest rumors!
All those pixels!
According to BGR, LG Display announced today that the upcoming LG G6 will feature a display with an 18:9 ratio (or 2:1), measuring 5.7 inches, which means that the handset could feature an all-screen front panel.
However, the most interesting aspect is the resolution, as the LCD panel could sport 2880 x 1440, which results in a density of 564 pixels per inch. That’s right, ladies and gents, the South Korean manufacturer is going into QHD+ territory.
Measuring just 1mm in thickness, the LG G6’s display will feature the in-TOUCH technology and it will most likely integrate the touch sensor in the screen, a trend which a lot of manufacturers are following right now.
And it seems that the decision to use such a display with such a resolution will also affect the phone’s design. The side bezels are reported to be 0.2mm thinner, while the bottom one will also be reduced, with 0.54mm.
But how can a battery handle such resolution?
Of course, we’re very curious about how such an impressive number of pixels will affect the LG G6’s battery life. Well, according to LG Display, the panel utilizes 30% less power (besides delivering 10% better transmittance in sunlight), so users shouldn’t notice big differences, compared to a regular QHD display. On the contrary, the battery life could be even better!
For the moment, this is everything we know about this topic and we must admit that we’re looking forward to seeing the flagship in action! Most likely, it will happen at MWC 2017.