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

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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  • Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 808, Hexa-core, 1800 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(18.5h talk time)

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122 Comments

1. TBomb

Posts: 1181; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

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

69. Fallen1

Posts: 288; Member since: Nov 14, 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

74. KyleRiemen

Posts: 170; Member since: Oct 29, 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.

76. Fallen1

Posts: 288; Member since: Nov 14, 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?

99. devonblue4u

Posts: 68; Member since: Apr 12, 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....

112. sraive

Posts: 80; Member since: Aug 21, 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.

122. DaveElliott

Posts: 146; Member since: Sep 20, 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.

125. sraive

Posts: 80; Member since: Aug 21, 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.

84. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

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

113. sraive

Posts: 80; Member since: Aug 21, 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?

124. Chakra

Posts: 136; Member since: Dec 02, 2009

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

105. TBomb

Posts: 1181; Member since: Dec 28, 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...

111. sraive

Posts: 80; Member since: Aug 21, 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.

123. TBomb

Posts: 1181; Member since: Dec 28, 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.

2. kkmkk

Posts: 699; Member since: May 06, 2013

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

61. Niva.

Posts: 440; Member since: Jan 05, 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.

70. TheRequiem

Posts: 245; Member since: Mar 23, 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.

73. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 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.

85. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

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

95. Phooey506

Posts: 85; Member since: Sep 24, 2014

Its all about that 8k

109. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

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

114. sraive

Posts: 80; Member since: Aug 21, 2014

.....

3. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Wow, that should be sweet eye candy. Not sure if a great idea or not though.

12. maherk

Posts: 6703; Member since: Feb 10, 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.

56. DBounce

Posts: 168; Member since: Apr 26, 2014

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

115. sraive

Posts: 80; Member since: Aug 21, 2014

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

64. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 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.

86. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

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

4. Diego!

Posts: 859; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

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

47. KParks23

Posts: 719; Member since: Oct 13, 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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