With Samsung and Apple settling into a regular update schedule of their flagship smartphones, every August and September we start anticipating the looks and features of the next Samsung Galaxy Note (launch event scheduled for 23rd August) and Apple iPhone (traditionally unveiled in mid-September), so be prepared to read a lot of iPhone v Galaxy Note articles in the very near future.
But wait, it’s not just the big players who have flagship mobiles scheduled. The reborn Nokia has been teasing their Nokia 8 device for the last few months and we fully expect an unveiling in mid-August, and LG has now thrown it’s hat into the ring, announcing their newest flagship smartphone, which some predict will be the LG V30, will be launched the day before iFA 2017 begins in Berlin.
Along with their announcement, LG teased the following image of the lower section of the new phone to showcase not only its curvy shape but also how the size of the bezel has been reduced by 20% at the top and 50% at the bottom compared to the LG V20. This is via the adoption of LG’s Plastic OLED FullVision display technology that the brand pioneered with its market leading flat panel TVs. The FullVision will provide the new smartphone’s 6-inch QHD+ (1440×2880) screen with ultra fast response time, 4.5 million pixels and enhanced colour space, with support for the HDR 10 standard. This means that the LG V30 could have the most immersive (and VR ready) screen of any new smartphone.