Google reportedly to invest in $880mn LG for Pixel 2's OLED display

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CIOL Google reportedly planning to invest 1 trillion in LG for Pixel 2's OLED display

For those awaiting the next iteration of Pixel range, Google is reportedly planning to invest over $880 million or nearly KRW 1 trillion in LG Display, to ensure a constant supply of the OLED panel on its Pixel 2 smartphone series.


According to a report in Korea’s Economic Times, Google wants to fund the LG Display OLED production line, and LG Display is “carefully considering” the contract and proposal.

If the investment reports are accurate, it will help LG Display set up an additional production line dedicated to producing flexible OLED displays for Google’s upcoming smartphones, where Google will get priority in the OLED supply.

Google is not alone in this OLED display speculation cloud. Recently, Apple too was reported to have approached Samsung Electronics for the delivery of 70 million units of OLED panels.


Google has already confirmed that it will be launching the second-generation Pixel smartphones this year. Though the company is yet to provide more details, the rumour mills suggest that the upcoming Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL will both be powered by a Snapdragon 835 Pro SoC. So users can expect an improved performance as well as efficiency. Also, it will include an X16 LTE modem offering download speeds of up to 1Gbps.

Another feature of the upcoming Google smartphone could be 4K UHD Premium Foveated Rendering, 10-bit 4K @60fps display capabilities, and more importantly, Q-SYNC. These skills would help the upcoming Pixel smartphones to run high-end mobile VR apps.

Just to add more excitement, Google also has a codename for the Pixel 2 smartphones. As per the rumors, Pixel 2 is named ‘Muskie’, Pixel 2 XL is codenamed ‘Walleye’, and there’s a third variant also in the works, reportedly codenamed ‘Taimen’.


As of now, that is all we know about the upcoming Pixel smartphones. But don't fret, the rumour mills will soon churn out further updates on next iteration of Pixel smartphones.

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