May 07 AT 9:38 PM Alex Wagner 8 Comments

LG says 5.5-inch QHD screen will be used in upcoming ‘flagship smartphone’


LG is known for trickling out details of its new high-end smartphones in the weeks leading up to their debut, and the G3 is no different.

LG Display tonight announced that its 5.5-inch Quad HD AH-IPD LCD screen has been certified by NEMKO, a Norwegian organization that tests and certifies electrical products. The display has a resolution of 2560×1440, a 1.2mm thickness and a 1.15mm bezel.

So when might you actually see this high-res and crazy thin panel on a smartphone in your pocket? LG says that the display will hit mass production “shortly” and that it’ll be formally unveiled in “the forthcoming LG’s flagship smartphone” that’ll launch in the first half of 2014.

While LG doesn’t directly come out and say that this panel will be used in the G3, all of the clues point to that being the case. Not only has the rumor mill pegged the G3 as packing a 5.5-inch QHD screen, but LG has previously confirmed that it’s working on a device known as the “LG G3” that will launch in the second quarter.

Because it’s a flagship device from a major smartphone manufacturer, the LG G3 will like garner quite a bit of attention no matter its specs. If it does indeed arrive with a 5.5-inch QHD display, though, the G3 will instantly jump to the top of many must have lists.

Does the news that the G3 will likely pack a 5.5-inch QHD display get you excited for LG’s May 27 event?

Source: Droid-Life

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  • CTown

    … When I saw the tittle of this post in my RSS aggregator, I thought “LG is going back to Quarter HD?”

    Also, did anyone enjoy the button setup on the LG G2? It seemed so awkward. I wonder if they will use the same setup.

  • Dan

    Good, lets see it come out because I cant wait to get away from Samsung. I am tired of Samsung killing my micro-SD cards and his buttons. I don’t see the reason they did not put a button dedicated for camera since they fill up the edge with buttons.
    Good for LG that they eliminate buttons and if the phone will come out as the rumors I see …..I think will be best phone of the market.
    But this sure don’t mean that they have to come out expensive because people are waiting for it.

  • donger

    C’mon LG, put this in the G3.


    I’m surprised they went so big. What size will the next G pro be?

    • masterpfa

      LG seem to concentrate on reducing bezel size on these phones hence being able to squeeze a a 5.2″ screen into a device only slightly larger than the 5″ screened LG Nexus 5

      The thing to look out for is the overall size and not just the screen size.

  • John Patrick

    I like technical wizardry as much as any guy, but this QHD stuff really seems like a problem in search of a solution on anything under 8 inches of display. I don’t think anyone can really tell the difference and it quadruples GPU memory requirements and load. Also for years we’re probably going to just be seeing some form of emulation to multiply the pixels on standard HD apps, since who wants a UI with 1/4 scale fonts/buttons/controls. The likely issues with these devices will shorter battery life and overheating – especially in graphics intensive apps and games.

    The QHD motto: Well, 3D displays bombed, so let’s try this to drive demand…

  • ayocuz

    I have a g flex and @ 6inches 5.5 seem small but only a 720 screen which i don’t mind at all watching media on this thing is great and i get like 30hours of usage. I do wonder how those 4k displays is gonna affect the battery life

    • 99steve

      When I got my note 2,it had a 5.5 inch screen and at that time it was the biggest screen on the market. Amazing that a flagship is now a standard 5.5 inch screen. I like it, but many don’t. I have my mind set on a One Plus One, it also comes standard 5.5 inch screen