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Report: LG confirms the use of OLED screen on the upcoming V30 smartphone

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In a press release, LG confirmed that they will finally switch to OLED panels for their “next major smartphone”. The product in subject is expected to be the widely rumored LG V30.

This official word from LG confirms the leaked information from Evan Blass which claims that LG will indeed use OLED screens on their smartphones. However, the official teaser photo debunks the significant hardware change that Evan’s leaked render suggests.

As per the leaked photo, the LG V30 might have a secondary slide-up screen.  The device shown in the image looks like a Blackberry Priv — only this time, the compartment houses the secondary screen instead of a keyboard.

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But on the official photo coming from LG themselves, it looks like they will retain the standard bar form factor. It will have a 6-inch OLED panel with the same FullVision display like the LG G6 and its budget alternative, the LG Q6.

LG also stated that despite the larger screen, both the upper and lower bezels has been reduced to 20% and 50% respectively. LG even removed their own logo in the chin of the device and moved it at the back to ensure that the display will take full advantage of the space.

The image also suggests that the LG V30 might have a curved screen. Hopefully, it wouldn’t end up looking like a Galaxy S8 clone.

LG is expected to unveil the V30 on August 31 at IFA 2017 in Berlin.

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