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

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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32 Comments

1. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

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

2. Arslan25

Posts: 23; Member since: Sep 07, 2013

Note 3 ftw !

3. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

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

15. lekeola

Posts: 43; Member since: Dec 24, 2012

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

21. JGuinan007

Posts: 699; Member since: May 19, 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

24. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

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

4. imkyle

Posts: 1110; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

keep it below 6 inches.

9. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

That's not what she said!

5. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

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

7. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

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

12. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

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

13. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 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.

22. THE.DARK.KNIGHT

Posts: 269; Member since: Sep 09, 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?

25. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

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

6. Kevinphantom

Posts: 82; Member since: Jun 17, 2013

lg ftw

8. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 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.

10. Insignificant

Posts: 192; Member since: Sep 22, 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.

11. MistB

Posts: 581; Member since: Jul 07, 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.

16. lekeola

Posts: 43; Member since: Dec 24, 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

14. sharks

Posts: 236; Member since: Feb 16, 2013

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

17. GeekMovement unregistered

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

18. datphoneguy

Posts: 155; Member since: Sep 15, 2013

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

29. Trex95

Posts: 2314; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Even Note not every body like it.

34. MistB

Posts: 581; Member since: Jul 07, 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!

23. senthilmon

Posts: 2; Member since: Jul 02, 2013

yes please

26. dorianb

Posts: 617; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

My 5" DNA seems so small now. (◞‸◟;)

31. qwerty_keypad

Posts: 4; Member since: Sep 16, 2013

My samsung SII is now in the Mini League :)

27. woodshop20

Posts: 459; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

Do we really need phones to play table tennis with?

30. Trex95

Posts: 2314; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

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

32. g2a5b0e unregistered

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?

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