Next LG flagship rumored to sport a 6.1-inch 18:9 MLCD+ display

The successor to the LG G6 (pictured) is said to feature a 6.1-inch MLCD+ display. (Source: LG)
The successor to the LG G6 (pictured) is said to feature a 6.1-inch MLCD+ display. (Source: LG)
LG will be launching a successor to the G6, but it will come later this year with the Korean company targeting a June launch window. It won't have a pOLED display, but it will feature some interesting new LCD technology and pack a Snapdragon 845.

LG’s next flagship device is currently set for a June launch window, according to the rumor mill. The successor to the G6 is codenamed “Judy,” and will feature a brand new design language and feature a large 6.1-inch display. Like the 5.7-inch display on the G6, it will feature a 18:9 aspect ratio that the company helped to popularize and will have HDR 10 support.

According to a source briefed on the phone, the display will feature a new technology called MLCD+ that features an RGBW matrix that includes a white sub-pixel powering the displays to 800-nits in brightness. At the same time, it will allegedly consume 35 percent less power than a traditional LCD panel. The use of an LCD is interesting; the company supplied pOLED display tech to Google for Pixel 2 XL while it also used a similar panel its own V30, both of which took some flak from critics who said they were inferior to Samsung's AMOLED displays.

Unlike the G6, which had to make do with a Snapdragon 821 in the face of competition running the Snapdragon 835, the new flagship will get Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 845. Unfortunately, it may only pick up a 4 GB RAM variant, rather than the 6 GB and 8 GB RAM variants reportedly headed to the likes of the Galaxy S9. Stereo speakers, dual-rear cameras, water resistance and wireless charging are also likely.

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Sanjiv Sathiah, 2018-02-19 (Update: 2018-02-20)
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