LG gives a peek at the upcoming display for LG G7 ThinQ

With LG back on track to release their next flagship level smartphone, the LG G7 ThinQ, the company has provided some information about the display and how it will stand out from what is available on the market today. Keep in mind that LG officials earlier this year temporarily halted release of the G7 while unique selling points were developed to justify not only the device, but potentially LG staying in the high-end smartphone market. Some of the improvements and changes reflect that work.

For the LG G7 ThinQ, the company plans to use a 6.1-inch IPS LCD display. LG says it will be capable of going up to 1000 nits in brightness, which would make it the brightest display available that is based on IPS LCD technology. AMOLED screens like those used by Samsung in can do the same, but only in bright sunlight. LG also says the new panel can produce 100% of the DCI-P3 color space. This should yield a display that is really great looking. Another benefit to go along with the improved looks is better power management, which LG says will be 30% more efficient than the display used in last year’s LG G6.

Along with the hardware improvements, LG is planning to change the aspect ratio to 19.5:9 which will make it a tall, skinny display. At least part of that extra height will be used to provide room for a notch, a design element sweeping through the industry right now. Meanwhile, LG plans to shrink the bottom bezel even more compared to the predecessor device. Some screenshots of the LG G7 software also shows users will be able to configure the screen to use the notch or they can have the top banner stretch across the display – incorporating the notch in the process – in a manner consistent with displays to date.

Since LG is releasing such detailed information about the technology going into their new device, we suspect an official launch date may not be far away.

source: Android Central


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Raised in North Carolina, Jeff Causey is a licensed CPA in North Carolina. Jeff's past Android devices include an HTC EVO, a Samsung Note II, an LG G3, and a Motorola Moto X Pure Edition along with a Samsung Galaxy Tablet 10.1. He currently uses a Samsung Galaxy S8 and (very rarely) a Nexus 7 (2013). He is also using a Verizon-branded Motorola Moto Z Play Droid supplied by his job. Jeff used to have a pair of Google Glass and a Moto 360 Sport in his stable of gadgets. Unfortunately, his kids have all drunk the Apple Kool-Aid and have i-devices. Life at home often includes demonstrations of the superiority of his Android based devices. In his free time, Jeff is active an active runner usually training for his next marathon, owns a Mazda MX-5 Miata, and plays Dungeons & Dragons. Jeff has three grown kids and a golden retriever.


  • Alan Goldman

    Why do you use that picture which apparently it will look nothing like?