LG G7 will not have an OLED display in order to reduce costs


The OLED display technology can be one of the hottest trends among flagships, but such new technology doesn’t come without sacrifices. The thinner and high-efficient display technology adoption is one of the reasons for the price increase in some high-end smartphones. The iPhone X, i.e, was the first smartphone released by Apple to adopt an OLED panel, the result? A $999 price tag.

Apparently, this huge increase in the manufacturing costs will keep LG away from inserting OLED technology in their newest flagship – The LG G7 (Or whatever name they pick). According to analysts their mobile manufacturing division has been in the red for some years, and rushing to adopt the OLED technology could reflect in a huge and unnecessary price cost.

However, not everything is a loss for those waiting for the LG G7. Previous reports point out that the South Korean upcoming smartphone will feature an MLCD+ that is supposed to consume 35% less power than a standard LCD panel. Moreover, the technology should offer a much better brightness.

Analysts point out that LG decided to retain the LCD technology after contemplating the low sales achieved by iPhone X – One of the few smartphones to sport an OLED panel. Worth noting that LG already embedded OLED in the LG V30, however, we have no sure if the company will keep doing this with the upcoming V models.

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6 Comments

  1. Assefa Hanson
    March 17, 2018

    Can’t wait for micro led to take over

    • Shad8x .
      March 18, 2018

      Are there even any phones with it out yet ?

    • Assefa Hanson
      March 18, 2018

      Nope far from it

  2. ezclap
    March 18, 2018

    Come on, apple is the worst example for price hikes, every product of theirs are overpriced just because no matter what, their fans will buy them. Besides, oleds are not that much more expensive than quality ips panels.

  3. Guest
    March 18, 2018

    The Lg G6 also used Led, and its just as good as the amoled. I prefer Led, since its actually possible to replace for less than the original cost of the device.

  4. Arcest
    March 18, 2018

    It’s better that way so doesn’t have PWM to control screen brightness.