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LG rumored to be working on new phablet similar to Sony Xperia Z Ultra

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LG rumored to be working on new phablet similar to Sony Xperia Z Ultra
According to the latest rumors, Korean OEM LG is working on a phablet that will rival the Sony Xperia Z Ultra in screen size. The latter currently has the largest screen in the industry at 6.4 inches. The LG model is expected to match the 6.4 inches and the 1080 x 1920 resolution on Sony's device. But the 342ppi pixel density on the Sony model will be topped by the 418ppi on the LG phablet, according to the rumor. Speculation is calling for 3GB of RAM on the device along with a rear-facing 8MP snapper, and Android 4.4 (KitKat) is said to be pre-installed.

So far, there is no rumored introduction or launch date and a name for the device in presently unknown. The phablet market is getting crowded with  the Sony Xperia Z Ultra already released, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 announced and soon to be launched, and rumored units coming from Nokia (Nokia Lumia 1520) as soon as next month, and HTC (HTC One Max).

Thanks, Anonymous Tipster!

source: AndroidSaS

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posted on 15 Sep 2013, 16:23 4

1. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1619; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


Im sorry i love big screens but 6.4 is toooooo big!!!!!

posted on 15 Sep 2013, 16:23 9

2. Arslan25 (Posts: 23; Member since: 07 Sep 2013)


Note 3 ftw !

posted on 15 Sep 2013, 16:24 2

3. Kishin (Posts: 587; Member since: 30 May 2013)


Good as long as its designed like the G2 or new brick design

posted on 15 Sep 2013, 17:30 3

15. lekeola (banned) (Posts: 43; Member since: 24 Dec 2012)


I haven't seen d LG g2. but I but I love xperia z ultra. the design is wholesome

posted on 15 Sep 2013, 20:04

21. JGuinan007 (Posts: 632; Member since: 19 May 2011)


the z ultra is nice except for camera is bad very bad and call quality suck software is meh screen is great and writing with a regular pen is sweet and dust and water resistant is great but no removable battery sucks if lg made a phablet that improved these faults on the z ultra that would be something I would buy

posted on 15 Sep 2013, 21:02

24. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7771; Member since: 14 May 2012)


So it excels at everything but what it's supposed to do, which is to make calls.

posted on 15 Sep 2013, 16:32 1

4. imkyle (Posts: 982; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


keep it below 6 inches.

posted on 15 Sep 2013, 16:45 3

9. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1161; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


That's not what she said!

posted on 15 Sep 2013, 16:33 14

5. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7771; Member since: 14 May 2012)


6.4" is NOT pocketable. It's not even a phablet anymore, it's a damn tablet.

posted on 15 Sep 2013, 16:43

7. Shatter (Posts: 1999; Member since: 29 May 2013)


If you can't pocket a nexus 7 your jeans are too skinny.

posted on 15 Sep 2013, 17:20 11

12. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7771; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Because I'd want to hold a tablet to my face and have people think I'm talking with a book.

Logic.

posted on 15 Sep 2013, 17:24 2

13. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1161; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


I've seen worst. People taking pictures/videos with iPads. Not only is the damn thing huge but the camera sucks. I see more people doing this than what your talking about.

posted on 15 Sep 2013, 20:15 1

22. THE.DARK.KNIGHT (banned) (Posts: 269; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


Excuse me? The camera on iPad sucks? Every tablet has a camera that sucks balls. The only tablet that has a great camera is an iPad. What are you smoking?

posted on 15 Sep 2013, 21:02 3

25. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7771; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Excuse me? Are you forgetting the Nexus 7? What are you smoking?

posted on 15 Sep 2013, 16:34 2

6. Kevinphantom (Posts: 82; Member since: 17 Jun 2013)


lg ftw

posted on 15 Sep 2013, 16:43

8. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1161; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


I just got the LG G2 like 5 hours ago. Coming from a Note 2 but decided to go smaller since I have a Note 10.1 and man there is a difference. Like going from a S4 down to a iphone 5. No way I want over 6 inches as a daily driver.

posted on 15 Sep 2013, 16:48

10. Insignificant (Posts: 190; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


Do you have half a brain cell? If you keep the same display size and resolution, the ppi is the same. Don't know why I bother with this site anymore.

posted on 15 Sep 2013, 17:08

11. MistB (Posts: 556; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


I reckon this is a 2560x1700p display we're talking about here @ 6.44 inches and not the 1920x1080p which PA got from their anonymous tipster/source.

posted on 15 Sep 2013, 17:52

16. lekeola (banned) (Posts: 43; Member since: 24 Dec 2012)


yeah u seems right a 1920*1080 can't produce a 418 ppi rather it produce a 342 ppi but 2560*1080 will produce 432ppi. which is close to 418ppi and reasonable

posted on 15 Sep 2013, 17:27

14. sharks (Posts: 164; Member since: 16 Feb 2013)


Competition in the phablet segment is good. Now, we'll have actually some serious alternatives to the Note 3.

posted on 15 Sep 2013, 18:37

17. GeekMovement (Posts: 1499; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


Yeah but it's not going to beat the rumored resolution of the Sony Z2

posted on 15 Sep 2013, 18:42 2

18. datphoneguy (Posts: 140; Member since: 15 Sep 2013)


Wow, too many phablets....are people even buying these in notable quantities (outside of the Note)?

posted on 16 Sep 2013, 03:15

29. Trex95 (Posts: 543; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)


Even Note not every body like it.

posted on 16 Sep 2013, 17:06

34. MistB (Posts: 556; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


Ironic really, how many people would be seen buying the handset in your avatar now? Not many I would suppose except for retro phone lovers. A collectors item maybe but for daily usage?....Nah!

posted on 15 Sep 2013, 20:46

23. senthilmon (Posts: 2; Member since: 02 Jul 2013)


yes please

posted on 15 Sep 2013, 23:53

26. dorianb (Posts: 370; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


My 5" DNA seems so small now. (◞‸◟;)

posted on 16 Sep 2013, 03:44

31. qwerty_keypad (Posts: 4; Member since: 16 Sep 2013)


My samsung SII is now in the Mini League :)

posted on 15 Sep 2013, 23:55

27. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


Do we really need phones to play table tennis with?

posted on 16 Sep 2013, 03:17

30. Trex95 (Posts: 543; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)


Please LG no ON SCREEN BUTTON just same design as LG optimus g pro.

posted on 16 Sep 2013, 10:46

32. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2151; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


Not sure that I understand the wording of the article. It will be the same size & resolution as the Z Ultra, but it will have a much higher pixel density? How is that possible?

posted on 16 Sep 2013, 14:44

33. Insignificant (Posts: 190; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


Welcome to phonearena. I've already mentioned this. These people don't think.

posted on 16 Sep 2013, 18:08

35. Phaze0085 (Posts: 99; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


Sounds like it could be the LG Vu3

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