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LG May Reveal Full HD Smartphone at MWC 2013

By - Source: ET News | B 6 comments

Full HD, 5.5-inch handset with 1080p screen rumored for launch next month.

LG is said to be preparing to reveal a full HD smartphone at the Mobile World Congress in February.

According to ET News, the Korean smartphone manufacturer will unveil a full HD, 5.5-inch handset at MWC 2013 in Barcelona at the end of February.

Apparently, LG will follow Apple's strategy in terms of the launch schedule after a product is announced; it's expected to release the handset into the market a few days after its unveiling.

Although technical specifications or other general details were not revealed, the report makes mention of Pantech providing the unannounced smartphone's 1080p screen.

5-inch full HD smartphone screens is expected to become the industry standard for handsets during the course of 2013, which has already been showcased in the form of Sony Xperia Z, ZTE Nubia Z5 and Huawei Ascend D2, among several others.


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    vittau , January 4, 2013 1:28 AM
    Cool, now give me a desktop monitor with the same density.
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    EzioAs , January 4, 2013 2:11 AM
    They could make a 5.5" screen with a 1080p resolution yet 1080p is still the mainstream for 24" desktop monitor?....... sigh......
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    dns7950 , January 4, 2013 2:31 AM
    Who cares? They can't even make half enough nexus 4s, maybe they should work on that instead.. The nexus 4 almost made me buy an LG phone, but after this fiasco they will never get my money. The only reason to pick an LG would be an extremely low price,and they obviously can't handle that, so f*** them..
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    chibiwings , January 4, 2013 2:48 AM
    good work LG.. now fix your bleedingLED backlight on all of your LCD products.. it's been years yet you still haven't figure out backlight issues on your old and new products..
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    kristi_metal , January 4, 2013 3:00 PM
    Smartphones are the new hype, pity pc monitors are left behind.
    Even now, there are a lot of laptops that have a a low resolution on 15.6. Not many models have 1920x1080 resolutions, and still, smartphone with 5 inches diagonals get fullHD resolutions.
    Talk about priorities.
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    NuclearShadow , January 4, 2013 6:01 PM
    Is this really needed? I mean, I don't mind advancing things but with such a small screen how many will truly tell the difference? Also how is this going to effect the prices? Smart Phones are already insanely priced without taking a new contract with a carrier.