LG has unveiled the 5.5-inch QHD display that will go into the LG G4.
The Korean manufacturer has a habit of announcing major technological components ahead of the products that will feature them.
It's done just that in the case of the much-anticipated LG G4, and particularly its display. The LG G4 will be announced on April 28, and LG Display has just unveiled the smartphone's advanced screen.
The 5.5-inch Quad HD IPS LCD panel has gone into mass production, and LG also reveals that it will be "used in LG Electronics’ forthcoming flagship smartphone to be unveiled at the end of the month."
Just because the new display is the exact same size and resolution as last year's LG G3 doesn't mean it hasn't been improved, however. In fact, LG claims that it represents a "quantum jump" in key features like colour gamut, brightness, contrast ratio, touch function, power consumption and thinness.
More specifically, the LG G4's screen will sport a a 120 percent colour gamut, which exceeds the 100 percent gamut on other displays. This has been achieved by combining a blue LED chip with red and green phosphors, when other panels combine the blue LED chip with a yellow phosphor.
The contrast ratio is also 50 percent higher than other QHD LCD panels, and brightness has increase 30 percent without any hit to battery life.
Another key technology is Advanced In-Cell Touch (AIT), which boosts touch sensitivity and even allows for screen operation when there are water drops on it. That should be particularly handy in the UK. AIT essentially means that the touch panel is embedded within the LCD, making it both thinner and more responsive.
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A higher contrast level has also been achieved through photo-alignment technology, which reduces light leakage. The result: deeper blacks and brighter colours.
It will be interesting to see how the LG G4's display matches up to the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge's 5.1-inch QHD Super Amoled display, which is pretty much the best out there.