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LG D850 (possible G3 variant) with Quad HD screen mentioned on LG's website

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LG D850 (possible G3 variant) with Quad HD screen mentioned on LG's website
LG already introduced a high-end Android smartphone this year - the G Pro 2 - but the company’s true flagship smartphone for 2014 will be unveiled a bit later, in May or June, and it’s going to be the LG G3 - or at least that’s what rumors are saying.

Last week, we told you about an unannounced LG D851 that could be a G3 variant. Now, one of LG’s official websites is listing the User Agent profile of a closely related device: the D850. According to its UA profile, the LG D850 has a Quad HD (1440 x 2560 pixels) display. We heard more than once that the G3 would feature a Quad HD screen, and this new discovery (click on the image for a larger view) seems to confirm that. 

Besides the D850 and D851, another possible version of the LG G3 is the VS985 (this seems to be made for Verizon Wireless). Of course, for now we can’t be sure of anything, but it certainly seems that LG has big plans for later this year.

It’s said that the alleged Quad HD display of the LG G3 measures 5.5 inches. This would give the screen a 534ppi density. We just hope that LG will put a long-lasting battery on the back of this handset. What do you think, is a 1440 x 2560 pixel resolution too much for a 5.5-inch display?

source: LG (XML file) via @evleaks

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posted on 13 Mar 2014, 05:21

1. timukh (Posts: 292; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


QHD in phones first came to news at the end of last year. I find it a bit surprising that still not a single device (proper) sports that resolution. I guess the market is really getting saturated.

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 06:00 4

3. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


There's already a phone with QHD resolution in the market, and it's the Vivo Xplay 3S, I find a bit surprising that there are still people here that don't know this. Oppo's upcoming Find 7 will also have QHD resolution as well.

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 06:18 4

4. timukh (Posts: 292; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


See I wrote proper in bracket. Vivo Xplay is there but 99% of the customers cant get it. In case of 1080p, HTC butterfly was quickly announced and released in a lot of markets. Not the same for QHD. That was my point.

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 05:56 5

2. lee480 (Posts: 197; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)


What's the point of QHD. The pixels in our screens are already over saturated. QHD screens will not improve experience unless you've 4k content which are extremely rare and will take out too much memory.

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 07:01 5

7. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1345; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


There's no need to have a 400hp 15mpg car when a 200hp 30mpg car will get you to work just as fast if you follow the speed limit.
We all want that 400hp car because it's bigger and better. Hence why I'm typing this on a Note 3 vs a iPhone.

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 08:27 3

10. cleat-glitch (Posts: 109; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


word...true that

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 10:12 1

12. a_merryman (Posts: 749; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


To be fair, the new corvette makes 455 bhp and gets 30 mpg on the highway, and the mustang gets pretty decent gas mileage as well. So you can have good gas mileage and a fast car with a bunch of horsepower.

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 14:00 1

23. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1345; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


Very true! My Note 3 has better battery life than any iPhone on one charge.

posted on 14 Mar 2014, 12:22

28. Tuxedo (Posts: 337; Member since: 19 Mar 2013)


The two ratings, 455hp and 30mpg are mutually exclusive, you wont be able to achieve both simultaneously. The car might be capable of 30mpg, but not while delivering 455hp.

posted on 14 Mar 2014, 13:48

29. a_merryman (Posts: 749; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


I know, but cars that get 455 bhp aren't going to be getting that all the time either..... only at certain times are they going to be getting it. Why would you need 455bhp if you are already going highway speed? The point was that the engine can make 455 bhp and then when cruising on highway when the power isn't needed it can shut off cylinders that arent necessary so it can run as a moderately efficient 4 cylinder. Thats impressive. It is kind of the same idea behind how the snapdragon handles their cores by providing different voltage for different cores based on how intensive the task is, or the big.little architecture that switches between the different types of cores.

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 10:59

16. MaxK13 (Posts: 1; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Well, at least i won't look as an idiot for boasting with 400hp car.
So what is the point of 4K screen resolution on a 5 inch phone if it is the same as full hd and just hd? The only difference I see will be new 12Ah batteries.

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 06:21 4

5. antonioli (Posts: 200; Member since: 08 Sep 2013)


Well, 5.5"...I hope very thin bezels with +80% space for screen.

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 11:08

17. UglyFrank (Posts: 1581; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


They might brag about the screen to phone ratio however the note 3 has a near enough the same ratio without onscreen buttons

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 06:28 1

6. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Do you know how bad (read:horrible) SD content looks on Full HD TV. QHD phones will be suffering the same fate. Apps will look horrible. Android should settle on full hd for flagships so it will be easy for devs to develop(like ios)

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 07:20 1

8. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1345; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


Sounds like you really don't know Android. Android is far superior when it comes to different resolutions vs iOS. Apps will scale automatically.

http://www.tested.com/tech/android/1381-how-android-scales-apps-for-different-screen-sizes/

But when Apple changes their resolution on the iPhone 6 all apps will not scale to full screen and we could see those black bars like before when the iPhone 5 was released. Hopefully Apple fixes this in iOS 8. What's the point in having a bigger screen if older apps you like were abandoned by the app owner? When I had my 5s there where still apps coded for a 3.5" display.
And I don't believe that you should allow Google to set hardware limits like resolution, SD cards or removable batteries. I'm very happy that HTC is not following Google by implementing SD cards in the new One. It was stupid of them to do this. If the New one had a removable battery that would be my phone.

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 07:59

9. zachattack (Posts: 621; Member since: 31 Jul 2013)


Device sounds hot, and LG is the only company that was able to actually optimize their battery life. We all know that this thing will have close to 4000mah battery in it even though i'm still very skeptical on QHD being beneficial at all to battery or in general. LG can make it happen though, just wish their UI was more exciting. All in all if it's water proof and all of this happens, you are looking at the true flagship of 2014, sorry HTC.... and samsung

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 09:13

11. limporgyuk (Posts: 273; Member since: 06 Nov 2013)


I doubt (and hope) that it won't be waterproof, it apparently thickens the bezels and I don't think LG will compromise that.

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 17:41

24. zachattack (Posts: 621; Member since: 31 Jul 2013)


Pretty sure it was confirmed but who knows, I'm sure they'd figure out water proof with thin bezels since they are the ones who made thin bezels in the first place

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 10:20 1

13. refillable (Posts: 1045; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)


Cool. I hope the G3 will be: Snapdragon 801 and hopefully 805, 16MP OIS camera, Stronger Flash (Dual Xenon Preferable), 3200 mAh LiO+ (The 3000 mAh on the G2 works good enough already), Better back finish, Optimize LG Optimus UI (Rub-off those useless and childish features), Keep the same size and last but not least QHD with good optimization. It will shatter the world, put LG as popular as Samsung and will get many awards, probably phone of the year.

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 10:26

14. npaladin2000 (Posts: 165; Member since: 06 Nov 2011)


I'd prefer at least a 1080p option, I don't really think 4k is needed. Heck I've got a 720p Tegra Note that is not only sufficient but a damn nice looking screen. 1080p should save battery AND give us better gaming performance.

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 10:41

15. Tizen007 (Posts: 575; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


QHD is 2k UHD is 4k.

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 11:24

18. npaladin2000 (Posts: 165; Member since: 06 Nov 2011)


We don't need either one. :)

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 11:51

19. Tizen007 (Posts: 575; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


Don't worry LG has good battery tech. That's probably the only reason I like their products. And by the way a QHD should give you BETTER gaming performance.

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 13:22

20. npaladin2000 (Posts: 165; Member since: 06 Nov 2011)


Ok, I'll bite, how would making my GPU render even more pixels improve game performance?

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 13:47

21. Tizen007 (Posts: 575; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


The GPU used in LG’s SoC is integrated with the new Power VR Series 6. In terms of performance, this is really close to console level and the PowerVR will likely be integrated with LG G3's powerful Odin Octa-Core Chip. I may be wrong, but according to the rumors you could have quite an experience :)

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 14:00

22. npaladin2000 (Posts: 165; Member since: 06 Nov 2011)


Everyone says that, so far only Tegra makes good, and they're battery hogs.

We'll have to see. Jeez, I remember benching PowerVR's AGP cards, many moons ago. THey weren't bad for the price but they weren't good either. ;)

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 22:52

25. galanoth07 (Posts: 44; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


I think there's no need to put QHD displays on smartphones right now. It will just drain more power from the battery.

posted on 14 Mar 2014, 00:20

26. Tizen007 (Posts: 575; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


Let's wait till they announce the G3. No one knows yet. Who knows if they will bring battery innovation to the device?

posted on 14 Mar 2014, 02:10 1

27. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 1989; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


ill be getting lg G3 once it releases with snapdragon 805, OIS+,and QHD.

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