LG confirms the G3 the successor to its flagship handset the G2 will have a Quad HD display

LG has revealed that its latest phone in the G series, the G3, will come with a Quad HD display, until now phones with more than 1080p screens have only been seen in a few Chinese phones. Examples like the Oppo Find 7 and the Vivo Xplay 3S were designed with these screens to better incorporate the complex Chinese alphabet, this was until now not seen outside of China.

This tech about to go become available to all, the successor to the G2 will deliver a “Quad HD” resolution, with four times as many pixels as 720p a total of 2,560 x 1,440. Some leaks have suggested that the G3 will have a 5.5-inch display; this would give a pixel density of 534ppi 110 more pixels in every inch then the G2.

Last year the G2 saw a mid-summer release, if LG intend to follow a yearly release patter we might see an official launch fairly soon, with availability by Q3. LG is the first major manufacturer to confirm the existence of a device with a 2K screen.

The main question being asked though is why? This sort of resolution is normally reserved for high end monitors not smartphones, is it another case of doing something because you can or does it genuinely look fantastic, I guess we will have to wait and see.

The other concern being felt about this new screen is that the G2 had arguably the best battery life of the smartphones, how much more power will this super screen use and will the long battery life suffer?  The G3 will likely counter this with the use of GRAM as this was present in the G2; the GRAM saves battery by ensuring that the phone’s GPU doesn’t refresh the display if you’re looking at a static screen like a document or an email. It should also come with Snapdragon 801 processors making it more efficient, although this will probably still see us plugging it in every night after day of heavy use.


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  1. All told the LG G3 is definitely worthy of the “superphone” ranks and should be on your short list of devices, if you want it all and like living life in high resolution.