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Google invests $880 million to ensure the Pixel 2 will have a flexible display

Google invests $880 million to ensure the Pixel 2 will have a flexible display

The latest Pixel 2 rumors have given us some insight into what the Pixel 2 phones will have to offer, but a new report our of South Korea essentially guarantees that the Pixel 2 phones will be equipped with flexible OLED displays from LG.

According to the report, Google has agreed to invest 1 trillion won ($880.29 million) into LG Display Co Ltd to ensure that Google (and HTC) will have a stable supply of flexible OLED display panels for the upcoming Pixel 2 phones. No details have been shared regarding the sizes of the flexible OLED panels, but with the LG G6 and Samsung Galaxy S8 featuring 5.7 and 5.8-inch displays, it wouldn’t be much of a shock if the base Pixel 2 has a comparable screen size.

There’s also no indication that the aspect ratio of the LG OLED displays would match the 18:9 aspect ratio of the LG G6’s display. The taller displays allow phones to have a larger display without significantly increasing the size of the phone.

Do you think LG’s flexible OLED display panels will make the Pixel 2 more appealing than the upcoming HTC U?

Source: Reuters

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Tech enthusiast, Android user and founder of the first HTC blog – Nick Gray has been blogging about HTC phones before most people knew what a smartphone even was. Over the years Nick has owned and tested dozens HTC devices and is constantly flashing new ROMs to his Android phones.