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LG G4 tipped to boast a 3K display with a crazy-high resolution

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LG G4 tipped to boast a 3K display with a crazy-high resolution
We only welcomed Quad HD displays on our smartphones back in 2014, when a number of smartphones broke the 1080p psychological barrier and came with some pixel-rich Quad HD displays. The first widely-available one device with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels was the LG G3, but if certain recent rumors are to be believed, the successor of the LG G3, the G4, might further step up the display resolution game.

A user agent profile seemingly shows an LG device with a display resolution that is nothing short of drool-inducing - at 1620 x 2880 pixels, the smartphone in question might end up having the most pixel-rich display out there. Rolling under the LG-VS999 model number, the device is said to be a Verizon-bound version of LG's upcoming flagship. As a refresher, Verizon's LG G3 rolls under the LG-VS985 model number, which further fuels the rumors that the LG-VS999 is, in fact, an upcoming high-end LG phone. Of course, we can't be entirely sure that we are indeed dealing with the upcoming G4, but this could very well be the case.

The UAP does not reveal the size of the display, so we can't come up with a preliminary pixel density measurement. Here are some predictions, though: if the LG-VS9999 comes with a G3-like 5.5-inch display, its pixel density will stand up at roughly 600ppi, a truly impressive result, given that the most pixel-rich phone at the moment, the 5.1" Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A, clocks in at 576ppi. If the device comes with, say, a larger 5.7-inch display, its pixel density will stand at 579ppi, which is was higher than any other 5.7-incher currently available on the market.

As far as the LG G4 is concerned, the last thing we heard was that it will likely arrive in Q2 with a better camera and a new design. We can hardly wait.

LG G4 tipped to boast a 3K display with a crazy-high resolution

source: MyLGPhones via GSMDome

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posted on 30 Jan 2015, 07:55 8

1. TBomb (Posts: 769; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)


im dying to see this thing.... and the S6.... but mostly this.

posted on 30 Jan 2015, 11:35 1

69. Fallen1 (Posts: 285; Member since: 14 Nov 2014)


Dont agree, 1080p on anything smaller than 7 inch device is unnoticeable. There's hardly that much content in 2k resolution as it is. It will be impossible to enjoy it

posted on 30 Jan 2015, 12:57 9

74. KyleRiemen (Posts: 125; Member since: 29 Oct 2014)


Said who? Apple? Yeah but only until they presented "Retina HD"! Research has shown that ppl can differentiate even at 700ppi+, some can do up to 1000ppi+.
If the battery can handle it, its OK to go on par with 4k TV's. And don't forget the VR-Stuff.

posted on 30 Jan 2015, 13:04

76. Fallen1 (Posts: 285; Member since: 14 Nov 2014)


For TVs its obviously noticeable, but a naked eye will not see any difference if it was 1080p or 8k on 5.5 inch device. Plus, really curious what "research" was conducted?

posted on 31 Jan 2015, 02:41 2

99. devonblue4u (Posts: 68; Member since: 12 Apr 2011)


I have an GS4 for work at 1080p and a LG G3 (QHD) for weekends. There is a difference you can tell side by side, and in daily use. My wife has a Note 4 (QHD), so we can compare apple to apples (or AMOLED to AMOLED), and the same is true on screen resolution being a noticeable thing.
I chalk it up to not everybody having the same vision. Or perception. I've never been able to make out the boat in those picture illusion posters either. I just see the dots....

posted on 31 Jan 2015, 13:57

112. sraive (Posts: 80; Member since: 21 Aug 2014)


You're biased because you bought a phone with QHD screen resolution and you want to justify your purchase.
And your purposely don't mention that Samsung's AMOLED phones have PenTile subpixels, which makes sthe screen more pixelated.

But you can't disprove the fact that there is NO noticeable difference between 1080p and QHD in phones.

posted on 01 Feb 2015, 13:13

122. DaveElliott (Posts: 125; Member since: 20 Sep 2012)


Pretty easy to see the difference between a note 2, note 3, and note 4. You can rationalize any way you want about what you have read or your favorite guru master has told you, but anyone with decent eyes can tell the difference in resolution and not just other advances in the screen quality. The real world sometimes is importan and no one is trying to justify their purchase.

posted on 04 Feb 2015, 12:32

125. sraive (Posts: 80; Member since: 21 Aug 2014)


Again, you're biased because you bought a phone with PenTile subpixels (which makes sthe screen more pixelated), and only this is your basis of comparison, so you can't think objectively.

Yes, the real world is the only important thing. That's why the QHD is pointless. It's good marketing hype, but useless in real life. Moreover, it just ruins the phone's perfromance and user experience.

posted on 30 Jan 2015, 16:14 1

84. medtxa (Posts: 1133; Member since: 02 Jun 2014)


wrong, why some people always try to justifies a waste, mostly because they ignorant.

posted on 31 Jan 2015, 14:01

113. sraive (Posts: 80; Member since: 21 Aug 2014)


Most people don't see the difference above 300-400 ppi. Then why sacrifice the battery life and GPU performance for the unnoticeable and pointless high screen resolution?

posted on 02 Feb 2015, 07:28

124. Chakra (Posts: 130; Member since: 02 Dec 2009)


Damn!! Where is this research. I want to read more about these superhumans who can do this?

posted on 31 Jan 2015, 09:09 1

105. TBomb (Posts: 769; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)


If no one tries to start the trend then it would never move forward. Of course there is no need for 4k now because there is not a lot of 4k material but no one will start making 4k material until theres a reason...

posted on 31 Jan 2015, 13:51

111. sraive (Posts: 80; Member since: 21 Aug 2014)


Even then, there is no need for 4k. There will never be need for 4k in phones.
QHD is pointless and overkill. Even 1080p is overkill.
720p is good for any phone.

posted on 02 Feb 2015, 07:14 1

123. TBomb (Posts: 769; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)


I dont know... I just feel like there's nothing wrong with moving to 4k. Do we need every feature that smartphones come with? No. but theyre nice to have.

posted on 30 Jan 2015, 07:56 13

2. kkmkk (Posts: 494; Member since: 06 May 2013)


WHAT THE f**kING f**k THAT LG IS THINKING ABOUT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted on 30 Jan 2015, 10:18 6

61. Niva. (Posts: 425; Member since: 05 Jan 2015)


Yeah, anything over 1080 is overkill unless this thing is 6" phablet.. which it might be. I still think QHD is the most we should ever need on a phone.

posted on 30 Jan 2015, 11:38 5

70. TheRequiem (Posts: 241; Member since: 23 Mar 2012)


I disagree, the whole industry is proceeding and eventually will be 4k, just like it's 1080p now. 4k screens is where smartphones need to go and be. The reason being is that everything will be native 4k content eventually, streaming video, video camera's, movies, youtube, everything... I want to be able to replicate native 4k video on my smartphone, I don't care if I can tell the difference between 800 ppi or 300 ppi. Qualcomm also advises of this and I completely agree with their assessment. I just wish if LG is going to go to 3k they might as well just got all the way to 4k. Lame.

posted on 30 Jan 2015, 12:20 2

73. bur60 (Posts: 853; Member since: 07 Jul 2014)


Nah. I never use 1080p on my phones because the datalimit is very low. Its too expensive to get a bigger data plan. Its as if we are staying in place with experience, but the phones are evolving without impact. 4K might be the 1080p from now, but you wont notice a difference expect for using alll your data faster.

posted on 30 Jan 2015, 16:19 1

85. medtxa (Posts: 1133; Member since: 02 Jun 2014)


did you know that performance and battery would be halfed compared to HD.

posted on 30 Jan 2015, 22:10

95. Phooey506 (Posts: 85; Member since: 24 Sep 2014)


Its all about that 8k

posted on 31 Jan 2015, 11:26

109. Neo_Huang (Posts: 1067; Member since: 06 Dec 2013)


Yeah, especially since 3K is really only 2.25K, or 2.53125K, depending how you look at it.

posted on 31 Jan 2015, 14:21

114. sraive (Posts: 80; Member since: 21 Aug 2014)


.....

posted on 30 Jan 2015, 07:58 8

3. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Wow, that should be sweet eye candy.

Not sure if a great idea or not though.

posted on 30 Jan 2015, 08:08 20

12. maherk (Posts: 4021; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


I am sure it is not. 1080 is more than enough for our smartphones, 4 months so far, and i am yet to notice the difference between the 2k on my Note 4 and the 1080 screen on my wife's m8.
It is gimmicky and solely there for bragging rights.

posted on 30 Jan 2015, 09:43 3

56. DBounce (Posts: 155; Member since: 26 Apr 2014)


Get gear vr, then you will notice a need for a 4k display.

posted on 31 Jan 2015, 14:26

115. sraive (Posts: 80; Member since: 21 Aug 2014)


Who cares Gear VR? The battery life and GPU performance is much more important.

posted on 30 Jan 2015, 11:06 2

64. wargreymon (Posts: 737; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)


I can pretty easy spot difference between QHD and FHD, G3 vs G2. Not sure this resolution would be worth it for anything but Asian countries that need it for outzoomed characters.

posted on 30 Jan 2015, 16:22 1

86. medtxa (Posts: 1133; Member since: 02 Jun 2014)


are you sure it's the resolution and not the colour, brightnest, sharpening, etc?

posted on 30 Jan 2015, 07:58 8

4. Diego! (Posts: 642; Member since: 15 Jun 2009)


Mmmm I have doubts... Let's remember LG G3 display was considered in every single review, 'too dim'

posted on 30 Jan 2015, 09:24 2

47. KParks23 (Posts: 639; Member since: 13 Oct 2010)


Ive got the g3 the brightness low and high is ok but the color and sharpness are wayyyyyyy off.. They need to improve on there 2k display

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