LG G8 could come with a 4K LCD screen

Quad HD screens have become a staple of LG’s flagship G range, with every handset since the LG G3 toting one – but that could be about to change.

Reliable tipster Ice Universe has learned that LG is working on a new LCD screen, set to debut on the LG G8, that has a 4K resolution (3840 x 2160), instead of Quad HD (3120 x 1440) like the one found on the one-month-old LG G7 ThinQ.

The main advantage of switching to a higher-resolution 4K screen is that it makes for a more immersive VR experience, but seeing as LG has showed no interest in releasing a VR headset, its inclusion could be part of a larger marketing ploy.

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Seeing as we have at least a year to go before the LG G8 hits the shelves, it’s impossible to confirm the accuracy of this tidbit. That said, with manufacturers always looking for new ways to market their products, there’s a chance it’s true.

The next handset in LG’s roster is the LG V35S ThinQ, the successor to the LG V30 and LG V30S ThinQ. It bundles an OLED screen, a Snapdragon 845 CPU and 6GB of RAM, according to rumours, and should launch later this year.

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