They say it’s easier for a mobile underdog to beat the competition at their own game than try to set a new direction, but obviously LG isn’t interested in the easy way up. Instead, the Korea-based OEM is regularly going against the grain, with bold, unorthodox, controversial choices like moving a phone’s physical power and volume buttons to the rear.
Also, while rivals Samsung and Sony continue to approach the Full or Quad HD display dilemma cautiously, LG is just about ready to dive right into unexplored territory. Gutsy? You bet. Risky? That too.
Rumored to land no later than June, and possibly as early as May, the LG G3 is, according to multiple sources “in the know”, being fitted as we speak with a state-of-the-art Quad HD, or 2K 5.5-inch screen. That’s an incredible 2,560 x 1,440 pixels laid out on 5.5 inches of water and dust-shielded glass, delivering a record-breaking 534 ppi pixel density.
Needless to say the gamble could pay off spectacularly as long as LG’s antagonists remain reluctant to go beyond FHD (1,920 x 1,080) resolution, however the risks are substantial, since many people reckon we won’t be able to tell the difference between 1,080 and 1,440p. All while manufacturing costs will increase and battery life will dwindle.
To be clear, we’re not certain the LG G3 is indeed coming with a 2K panel. But we trust the word of Phone Arena’s insiders, and the authenticity of screenshots leaked online by a Dutch website dedicated to the handheld. Ergo, there’s but little doubt the rumors will pan out.