Will the LG G3 be the first smartphone with a next-gen display?

LG's upcoming G3 could leapfrog the competition by featuring a 1440p screen, reports claim.

A purported image of the G3 according to Korean newswire asiae.co.kr.

A purported image of the G3 according to Korean newswire asiae.co.kr.

Spreading like wildfire are rumours regarding the next smartphone to head LG’s range, the G3. Leaks suggest the yet-to-be-confirmed smartphone could harbour next-generation technology that could have even Samsung against the ropes.

The standout feature

The standout feature is a reported 1440x2560 resolution screen that measures 5.5 inches. If it is true, it means the G3 will have an unparalleled 534 pixel-per-inch (ppi) density. In comparison, Apple’s Retina-grade iPhone 5S has a density of 326ppi, while Samsung’s Galaxy S5 touts 432ppi.

These astounding numbers originated from members of the Korean media and have been cited by TechRadar. No smartphone in Australia to date features a 1440p display, and neither do the upcoming flagships from Sony and Samsung. Equipping the G3 with a 1440p screen would put the smartphone in a league of its own.

Rumours suggested the Galaxy S5 would come with a 1440p display, but they were debunked when Samsung unveiled its latest Galaxy at its Samsung Unpacked event in Barcelona.

Powerful camera, powerful processing

Backing up the supposed display are some impressive specifications. The G3 is expected to mirror the innards of the official G Pro 2 by including a quad-core 2.3GHz CPU and 3GB of RAM.

Another specification familiar to LG’s range is the 13MP rear camera. A leaked image supposedly captured with the G3’s camera suggests that, although the resolution remains the same, it has been refined to deliver impressive detail.

A scaled-down photo reportedly taken with the LG G3 with the full resolution inset.
A scaled-down photo reportedly taken with the LG G3 with the full resolution inset.

The metadata in the photo published by PhoneArena suggests it was captured by a device called the ‘LG-D972’. No LG device currently on the market has that moniker. The photo itself was captured at a ratio of 16:9 and at a resolution of 9.1MP, granting credence to the theory that the smartphone is equipped with a 13MP camera.

Rushing the launch

Trusted “industry sources” cited by a native Korean publication alleges LG will rush the release of its new flagship as it looks to compete against flagships from Samsung and Sony. The release date, however, remains a point of contention as other reports cite sources who claim June will be the month of release.

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