LG Optimus G Smartphone to Offer Longer Battery Life, Thinner Profile and Brighter True HD IPS+ Display

August 26, 2012

LG Chem, LG Display and LG Innotek worked as a cohesive unit to develop the next-generation Optimus Android smartphone, currently named Optimus “G” behind the scenes. As a result, the upcoming LTE-enabled handset, which already has a strong following due to its powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064 quad-core processor, will boast better battery life, a thinner profile, a brighter display and a new touchscreen panel technology when it’s unveiled at IFA 2012 in Berlin next week. Read on to learn more about each department’s involvement and the features they’ve implemented into the device.

From LG:

LG Chem developed a new battery that offers greater energy capacity without compromising on size and weight. Standard mobile phone batteries have a lifespan of 500 charges in best-case conditions. Utilizing LG Chem’s high-density technology, the battery that was developed for the new flagship smartphone provides more power than other similarly-sized batteries by running 60 percent more efficiently. The new battery has a lifespan of 800 cycles, a first for a mobile device.

Industry leader LG Display’s contribution to the project was in the development of a new mobile display that is clearer than AMOLED displays but requires less power. LG Display’s True HD IPS+ Display is sharper than today’s AMOLED displays due to its high pixel density of 320ppi (1280×768 pixels) and Stripe RGB IPS Panel. The new display is capable of generating 470 nits of brightness while consuming 70 percent less power compared when displaying a white background. Furthermore, True HD IPS+ Display does not suffer from screen burn-in as AMOLED displays have been known to do.

Partnering with LG Display, solution-provider LG Innotek developed the G2 Touch Hybrid Display after investing significantly to raise its R&D capabilities in touchscreen technology. The G2 Touch Hybrid Display is a unibody unit that eliminates the gap between the glass and the LCD panel as found in traditional touchscreens. As a result, the thickness of LG Innotek’s touchscreen panel was reduced by 30 percent and displays images that seem to “touch” the fingertip without the glass creating a barrier in between.

Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Mobile, claims the company’s next smartphone “will be a game changer” thanks to the aforementioned in-house collaboration. Less than a week left before the IFA conference, so we’ll find out soon if the “G” is more than just hype.

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