Samsung, LG likely to release 1080p smartphones in H1 2013

Samsung, LG likely to release 1080p smartphones in H1 2013
After we saw HTC unveil its first 1080p smartphone, the HTC J Butterfly, in Japan, now Samsung and LG are said to be planning to release 1080p smartphones of their own in the first half of 2013.

The two Korean companies will release devices with AMOLED and LCD displays, with resolution topping 400ppi. In comparison, the iPhone 5 comes with a screen having a pixel density of 326ppi, which Apple refers to as Retina display.

LG Display was among the first to show a five-inch 440ppi smartphone display in May and chances are the new the International Meeting on Information Display (IMID).

Samsung, LG likely to release 1080p smartphones in H1 2013
Samsung and LG might also be outpaced by Sony and its C650X Odin, a smartphone that is allegedly coming in December with a high-res 5-inch display.

A couple of factors however might delay the roll-out of the first smartphones with full HD displays. Screen manufacturers like Renesas are facing difficulties that might result in supply shortages. Well, at least we know that the plan is for all that full HD sweetness to break out in H1 2013.

source: MK via Sammy Hub

HTC J Butterfly is one of the first 1080p smartphones announced.

HTC J Butterfly is one of the first 1080p smartphones announced.


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46 Comments

1. PhansMuneeb

Posts: 371; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

Battery Drainers...

5. bbblader

Posts: 590; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

in 4 years time with the 10th generation iphone 7 will have that res and you will praise it

22. jan25

Posts: 470; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

err, until then the iPhone 5 and the rest of the 720p screens will last longer and be more efficient on the processors pushing the pixels. all for what? a 20% more sharper screen?

36. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

u mean the SAME RESOLUTUION no bigger than 620P

23. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

my thoughts exactly but word around the block is that Super LCD3 screens use half the power as LCD2 so the 1080p might not turn out to be a battery hog after all...I dont know about the AMOLED though but Amoleds are very power efficient even now. Galaxy S4 and Note 3 in all their glory...cant wait for it!

41. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2299; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

It would be a battery drainer if it implied the following: battery technology does not advance, chipsets remain the same in power efficiency as they are today, and screen technology (other than screen resolution) does not advance. It's highly unlikely that any of those things will remain the same. They are able to fit larger batteries into smaller headsets (evident by the Droid RAZR MAXX). They are also able to create newer battery technologies that increase efficiency and battery capacity into smaller packages. Take a look, for instance, at hybrid vehicles. A couple of years ago, the batteries for hybrid vehicles were huge. Nowadays, they are able to fit a battery into the vehicle without it really compromising any space or utility. Actually, the BEST example I can point you towards is the Droid RAZR MAXX vs the Droid RAZR MAXX HD. The HD has the same 3300mAh battery as the regular, but guess what? The HD is rated at 4 hours MORE in talk time. This is because of a combination of a more efficient chipset and new battery technology (lithium ion vs lithium polymer). The Droid RAZR MAXX HD is proof that you can have a bigger, more resolute display and still have great battery life. So, I don't think you should be worried about the new 1080p displays.

43. michael2973

Posts: 9; Member since: Aug 09, 2011

Hey Dr. Phil. I thought you were a psychologist not a tech expert.

42. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

you think batteries will stay same ?

44. Nadr1212

Posts: 741; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

WAIT, WILL THE butterfly come out in japan ONLY or internationally??

45. dmckay12

Posts: 243; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

Only for Japan, but similar models are expected to be sold around the world eventually.

2. jove39

Posts: 2140; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Awesome...but is there anyone working on improving battery life too? I wish to watch complete 1080p movie on my future phone...apart from Motorola (Razr HD and Razr Maxx HD) and now Samsung (N2)...haven't seen any other manufacturer installing beefy batteries!!!

24. phljcnth

Posts: 552; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

+1 for you on that. It could be a hit if these companies will focus on the battery and power-saving departments. Phones nowadays are incredibly smart and I think it's good to complement them with efficient and great power source (like ultrafast-charging or beefier batteries) Honestly, I don't have issues with screens of 300+ppi. They can really deliver the images and texts very well. Besides, most buyers won't really care much about 100+ppi difference since it's barely noticeable. And as a fan of the vivid Super AMOLED/HD/+, maybe Samsung could do something to prevent the screen burn-in issue.

3. redmd

Posts: 1911; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

400 ppi resolution = optic nerve display.

25. jove39

Posts: 2140; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

like that name "optic nerve display" :)

4. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

Hahahahaha, I swear 1080p is a bit of an overkill for a smartphone (not that I wouldnt want one anyway), but everyones just got to keep up with the trend! :P First with the larger displays.. Then with the Retina Displays.. Then with the quad cores... then the fast fps camera shots Now the 1080p displays.. I wish they focused on cameras more though :c

6. bbblader

Posts: 590; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

nokia my friend for the camera

9. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

true. When one outed something, everyone follows. Even if it's an overkill or what as long as there's a market for it. For camera though, everyone's trying, but nokia's still the best. Let's just wait for nokia to create that graphene camera so everyone could follow. Having a killer resolution camera sensor and low light capabilities on a slimmer module would make OEMs drool.

16. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

most important is the slim part! but i guess that will take a while because a lens is a lens, and physically shrinking for the same quality will take a lot of R&D. I want the 8X audio system to be implemented on all future HTC devices though, I dont see a reason why they cant do it.

17. No_Nonsense unregistered

Nokia has a patent on a graphene based sensor.

27. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

we know that. they have a patent, not a product.

10. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4767; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Soon, qHD will be passe!!

18. No_Nonsense unregistered

The good point is that you'd be able to see 1080p movies on a 1080p screen.

37. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

retina display isn't doesn't even have a HD DISPLAY

7. VJo003

Posts: 365; Member since: Mar 11, 2012

Just when I thought HTC has taken my money.... Another reason to hold on.... Guess that's what tech does to u :)

30. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1244; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

Exactly. I was also thinking about the LG nexus and a few WP8's and just like that they all seem a whole lot less impressive. In fact, i doubt we will see a 1080p windows phone until Windows 9 or so since WP8 doesn't support this resolution. Silly Microsoft. Guess it's time to go back to android.

8. pokharkarsaga

Posts: 545; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

full HD for smartphones Ultra HD for tablets

33. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4767; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

And Ultra full HD for LED TVs??? :D

11. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

Retina display is now officially crap. Long live these displays!

35. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

it's been crap forever. 720P displays been around since 2011

12. Topcat488

Posts: 1411; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

I'll be on board for this and think it'll only be worth it for screens over 5". I'm holding out on that Note II, simply because of the change in ratio from 16:10, which my OG-Note has. I've seen the rumors of the Note 3, this HD screen would fit right in.

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