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LG confirms switch to OLED for upcoming V30 phone

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LG V30 outline
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LG has announced that its “next flagship smartphone,” widely reported to be the V30, will feature a six-inch OLED panel as rumored. LG is describing the screen as a FullVision display, meaning it'll have a taller 18:9 aspect ratio and thinner surrounding bezels like a G6. The display is said to cover 109 percent of the DCI-P3 color space and support HDR10, as well as having been chosen with VR performance in mind. It'll be LG's first OLED phone since the G Flex 2, which was announced two and a half years ago.

The still-unnamed upcoming phone is smaller than last year's V20, LG says, despite the bigger screen; the upper and lower bezels have been reduced by 20 and 50 percent, and the LG logo has been moved to the back panel. LG is also hinting that the plastic OLED screen allows for the edges to be curved, though from the clipped image below it doesn't look like the company will go as far as Samsung has in its recent designs.

The presumed V30 will be announced at an event at the IFA trade show in Berlin on August 31st. LG likes to announce its phones several times before they're formally announced, though, so you can expect more official information to trickle out ahead of time.