Earlier today Brian spent some time with the G2, LG's 5.2-inch flagship smartphone based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 (MSM8974) SoC. I'd recommend reading his excellent piece in order to get all of the details on the new phone, but there's one disclosure I'd like to call out here: the G2 supports Panel Self Refresh. To drive a 60Hz panel, your display controller must present the display with the contents of the frame buffer 60 times per second. Regardless of what's being displayed (static vs. active content), every second there are 60 updates pushed through the display pipeline to the display. When displaying fast moving content (e.g. video playback, games, scrolling), this update frequency is important and appreciated. When displaying static content however (E.g. staring...

LG's Shuriken Self Refreshing Panel Aims to Improve Notebook Battery Life by Up to an Hour

We've been hearing about self refreshing panels for years now and today Intel demonstrated one such panel using LG's Shuriken panel. The premise is simple: there's a small amount...

14 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/14/2011

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