LG Display announced world’s first QHD+ display with unusual 18:9 aspect ratio. The same display is expecting to appear in the forthcoming LG’s flagship smartphone G6. We already know that LG will ditch the modular functionality in G6, which introduced with G5. This new info is exciting enough to bet our trust on LG G6.
It comes with 5.7-inch diagonal screen real estate and boasts 2880 x 1440 pixels resolution. It’s not the traditional 2560 x 1440 pixels a.k.a QHD, which we have seen in high-end smartphones so far because LG Display has chosen to go with unusual 18:9 aspect ratio, so to accommodate extra screen size, LG Display had to choose this unique resolution. On the positive side, the new aspect ratio will lend better user experience when working with two apps side by side. To remind you, we did see 17:9 aspect ratio in Xiaomi Mi MIX, so we can imagine how good the 18:9 wide aspect ratio would be. The display size and pixel arrangement make 564 pixels per inch. LG Display said the new LCD panel would have 10% better transmittance and 30% lower power consumption. We were wondering why LG isn’t bringing its OLED displays to its flagship smartphones.
It’s tradition for OEMs subsidiaries to announce major components before it makes into an actual device. This the same case now, so we will end up seeing this new panel in LG G6, which is expected to be announced at MWC 2017 in Barcelona.