LG Electronics will work closely with its affiliated companies LG Chem, LG Display and LG Innotek to develop the next generation smartphone from the start to include each company’s best technology and innovation to set a new standard in the smartphone market.
As the first Quad-Core LTE smartphone to utilize Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064 processor, LG’s upcoming device will not only offer blazing fast performance but also longer battery life, thinner profile, brighter display and a new touchscreen panel technology as a result of the vertically-integrated development process.
LG Chem, Korea’s oldest and largest chemical company and a global innovator in electric car batteries, 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. But this company has developed the new battery which has a lifespan of 800 cycles, for LG’s new flagship smartphone.
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. 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.
“Our next smartphone will be a game changer for us because we were able to incorporated all the best-of-best technologies from our sister companies with one single objective in mind – to give customers the best user experience that we were collectively capable of,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Electronics.