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LG's G3 to Sport Quad HD Display with 534 PPI

LG's G2 was first announced in early August, 2013, so the company is busy working on the next generation of its flagship phone. LG has confirmed to Engadget that the G3 will feature a quad HD display with a resolution measuring 2560 x 1440 pixels. If rumors about a 5.5-inch panel are correct, that would equate to 534 ppi. To put that into perspective, Samsung's Galaxy S5 has 432 ppi, while the just-announced HTC One M8 features 441 ppi. The G3's display, if the reports are true, would match that of the Oppo Find 7, which also features a 5.5-inch display with a 534 PPI panel.

If this rings any bells it's because LG talked about a quad HD smartphone display back in August. The company claimed the world's first Quad HD AH-IPS LCD panel for smartphones with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 across 5.5 inches. The display in question is 1.21 mm thick with a 1.2 mm bezel. In comparison, the 5.2-inch panel on the G2 is 12 percent thicker.

There's little else in the way of information available when it comes to other specs, such as RAM, SoC, or processor. If we had to hazard a guess, we reckon the LG G3 will pack a Snapdragon 801 processor, just like the HTC One M8 and the Galaxy S5. LG will likely retain the same 2 GB of RAM that was present in the G2, though it's possible the company will bump it to 3 GB. That said, it's not like the G3 would need the extra RAM. What we'd like to see is maximum onboard storage increased from 32 GB to 64 GB. The G2 is only available in 16 GB or 32 GB flavors, and expandable storage is limited to 64 GB. At the very least, we'd like to see support for up to 128 GB via microSD. The battery in the G2 was 3000 mAh; we wouldn't be surprised if LG didn't improve on the actual size of the battery, choosing instead to focus on energy saving via software optimizations.

We imagine we'll see the G3 just ahead of the Galaxy Note 4, which is rumored for unveiling in early September. Watch this space!

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  • Mike Friesen
    Quote, "The battery in the G2 was 3000 mAh; we wouldn't be surprised if LG didn't improve on the actual size of the battery, choosing instead to focus on energy saving via software optimizations."

    That would have to be some miraculous energy saving optimizations, as the screen size increased and jumped in resolution, too. If it's to have the same battery life, I'd bet on a bigger battery.
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  • Shankovich
    Awesome, even more pixels I can't see. Stick to a lower resolution that looks the same so that the GPU consumes less power.
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  • bison88
    Now they're just getting retarded with mobile devices. What happened to PC monitors being the cream of the crop in resolutions where it's actually necessary.

    So tired of these new age words: "cloud" and "mobile" Can't wait for it to plateau.
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  • kenh536
    I have a better idea. How bout give me a 1080p or even 720p screen that consumes less power and keep the bigger battery. I want battery life, not unneccesary pixels.
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  • jcamel24
    I dont know how many more pixels you would need on a phone. I definitely saw a difference from the older phones to 960x540 to 1080p, but really? I'd rather have a phone battery that lasts 3 days than a 1440p screen.

    Sent from my LG G2
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  • greghome
    I have a better idea. How bout give me a 1080p or even 720p screen that consumes less power and keep the bigger battery. I want battery life, not unneccesary pixels.

    Meet the Lenovo P780 and Huawei Ascend Mate :)
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  • virtualban
    Great, now give me "Surrogates" style displays... you almost got the pixel density.
    Reply
  • aldaia
    "the LG G3 will pack a Snapdragon 801 processor" Every new phone that I check packs a Qualcomm SoC, Wasn't this to be the year of Intel taking the market by storm?

    Ohh, wait, 2010 was already the year Intel was taking the mobile market, then 2011, then 2012, then 2013, then 2014, but I guess we will need to wait to 2015 :D
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  • Kieran Warren
    Why don't LG work on bringing this technology to their monitors at a low price?
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  • Blazer1985
    A nice screen for the oculus, an useless battery sucker for the smartphones.
    Reply