After the recent success of their latest flagship device G5, LG is gearing up for the launch of their next top model of the same series, LG G6. Well, the LG G5 was truly a revolution in the smartphone world with its brand new modular design and the Korean company was thinking to take the handset to a whole new level by introducing the curved OLED display in the next version of this coveted line of smartphones. Many pundits believed that it was going to be the most highlighted features of the LG G6 and the fans were also very much excited about the fact. But with the current scenario, it seems this upcoming device won’t come with a curved OLED display.
According to a recent report published in the Korean news outlet ChosunBiz, the tech conglomerate is going to scrap the plan to feature a curved OLED display in the upcoming LG G6, which is just a few months away from being launched. The reason is, LG has struggled with supply issues for curved panels, which indicates the fact that introducing curved OLED display in LG G6 is no longer feasible at all.
With this set back, the smartphone making company is now thinking to stick to the more traditional flat Quad HD LCD screen on the LG G6, with the screen resolution of 2560×1440, just like LG G5 and the other handsets of the same series. But the interesting fact is the supplier said to be struggling to meet criteria is the Korean company’s own subsidiary: LG Display.
LG Display spends most of its money as well as time building huge OLED panels for televisions along with the smaller screens for company’s own smartwatches and Apple Watch. Moreover, LG has also shelved the plan to include glass cover and full-metal body in G6 due to cost issues. So due to all these reasons, the South Korean tech giant has to completely redesign the handset. Not only that, the omission of curved OLED display in LG G6 will set the tech giant behind in the rat race of smartphone world as Samsung has already introduced curved OLED display in their Galaxy S6 Edge flagship device and Apple is also planning to incorporate the same technology in their upcoming handset iPhone 8.