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Samsung to begin production of the Galaxy Note 4 soon: Report

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A new report coming out of the Korean media suggests that the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will go into production very soon with a launch expected to commence in September as originally planned. The decision to start production early could have been triggered by the sort of demand QHD smartphones are expected to see. With LG leading the race now with the G3, Samsung will hope to leverage some of the demand in time for September.

Rumors have suggested that the QHD display used on the Galaxy Note 4 will be the same size as the Galaxy Note 3, so as to avoid making the device any larger. Over the last couple of years we’ve seen the Galaxy Note series increase in size with each iteration by 0.2 inches, so it’s quite a big decision from the company to put an end to that tradition.

The phablet is expected to feature a 5.7 inch QHD display accompanied by a powerful Snapdragon 805 chipset, a 16-megapixel camera and some new S-Pen tricks that we haven’t seen or heard of so far. Expect the phablet to be running Android 4.4 when it breaks cover unless Google launches something newer by then.

Source: NewsTomato – Translated

Via: Android Authority

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Samsung announces Galaxy S5 LTE-A with QHD display, Snapdragon 805 CPU in South Korea

Looks like those rumors suggesting an imminent arrival of a LTE-A version of the Galaxy S5 were spot on, as Samsung has just unveiled the handset in South Korea. The device sports a beefier Snapdragon 805 CPU and a QHD display with a resolution of 2560×1440.



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Samsung announces the Galaxy S5 LTE-A with QHD display, Snapdragon 805 CPU in South Korea

Looks like those rumors suggesting an imminent arrival of a LTE-A version of the Galaxy S5 were spot on, as Samsung has just unveiled the handset in South Korea. The device sports a beefier Snapdragon 805 CPU and a QHD display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440.



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Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime pops up in the Netherlands without QHD display

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Samsung has apparently shown off the upcoming Galaxy S5 Prime in the Netherlands at an event by Dutch carrier KPN. While the device did appear at the event, Samsung did not confirm the name of the device.

An interesting thing about the device that was presented is that it includes a 1080 x 1920 pixel resolution, despite previous rumors that the display would be 1440 x 2560. This is strange because of the fact that many were expecting the device to challenge the QHD display on the LG G3.

The device also includes a Snapdragon 805 processor along with an Adreno 405 graphics processor. The model number of the device is SM-G901F, and it closely resembles the design of the Galaxy S5. In fact, some reports suggest that the device is indistinguishable, which isn’t in line with pictures leaked of the Galaxy F, meaning the Galaxy S5 Prime and the Galaxy F may in fact be different devices.

Source: Tweakers
Via: PhoneArena

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 almost confirmed to be packing a 5.7 inch QHD display

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will not be announced sooner than September, but we’re already seeing the smartphone making appearances in leaks. The latest comes through a shipping manifest in India where a device with the model number SM-N910A has just been spotted, carrying a 5.7 inch display. The same device has also been spotted in a UAProf or User Agent Profile over at Samsung’s website, sporting the same 5.7 inch display but with QHD resolution.

This is all the confirmation we need from an upcoming flagship product, after coming across a report which suggested the device would pack a 5.7 inch QHD panel. The model SM-N910A could be headed towards AT&T as the last alphabet of the model number is always indicative of where the device is headed.

As for the handset itself, there are several theories as to what to expect from the upcoming Note flagship. It is likely that this will be a standard 2K resolution panel while rumors have also suggested that Samsung could go with a curved OLED panel. It’s unlikely that Samsung would risk a new technology with a popular product like the Note series, so we might see it being introduced with a different product, possibly with the Galaxy Round successor.

Galaxy Note 4 Import Data

Source: Zauba, Samsung

Via: Android Community

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 confirmed to have 5.7-inch QHD screen

Almost a month ago, we reported about the leak that the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 4 would be sporting a kick-ass 2560×1440 pixel display on a 5.7-inch QHD screen. If news of a recent testing unit sent to India is to believed, then it confirms the initial leak, even as the official launch is still a few months away.

A Samsung SM-N910A is believed to be the model number for the Galaxy Note 4, based on the Galaxy Note 3’s SM-N900 number previously. Several reports said that the SM-N910A was shipped to India for product testing and evaluation. The A supposedly means that the particular phones are for service provider AT&T. The entry in the product manifest also indicates that it has a 5.7 inch touchscreen therefore confirming the leaks last month regarding the resolution and size of Samsung’s newest phablet.

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But more than that, on Samsung’s own website, there is already a user agent profile for the SM-N910A, although it doesn’t state yet that it is actually the Galaxy Note 4. The profile states it has the same 5.7 inch touchscreen as the Galaxy Note 3, but at a crazy high QHD display.

Aside from the size and resolution of the screen, not much has been confirmed about the new S-pen phablet. But leaks have said it may possibly have two versions: one will have a curved OLED screen, while the other will have the standard flat screen display. The Galaxy Note 4 is set to be launched by September of this year.

VIA GSM Arena

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Oppo Find 7 with QHD display now available for pre-order

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The Oppo Find 7a was up for pre-order a few weeks ago however the QHD variant of Find 7 is also now available for pre-order with a shipping date of “early July”.

Interested customers have the option to pre-order either the US version (enhanced TMO support) or the International version, however both the devices are priced at $599. The device is also available Astro Black or White color.

As for the specs, the device sports a 5.5 inch 2560 x 1440 display powered by a 2.5 GHz quad core Snapdragon 801 processor with an Adreno 330 GPU, 3GB of RAM, 13MP rear camera and 5MP front camera and is packed with Color OS which is based on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. The company says that its working on a KitKat update for both the Find 7 and Find 7a.

source: Oppo Style

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Lenovo announces K920 with a 6 inch QHD display and a Snapdragon 801 SoC

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We recently saw the LG G3 launching with a QHD display, making it one of the first handsets from a major manufacturer to come with a QHD display. And today it’s Lenovo’s turn to show what it has to offer. The Lenovo K920 comes with a 6 inch QHD display, which will give users the advantage of utilizing the large screen real estate, albeit with a slightly lower pixel density compared to the LG G3. The device has very slim bezels, which means that it’s not as big as conventional 6 inch phablets.

It has a metal enclosure as well, thus giving out that premium vibe which we come to expect from devices of this caliber. Other specs of the smartphone include a quad core 2.5 GHz Snapdragon 801 SoC, 3GB of RAM, a 16-megapixel camera on the back, 32GB of internal storage and Android 4.4.2 KitKat.

Considering that Lenovo has great global ambitions, we hope to see the K920 make its way to international markets as well. For the time being though, it will remain a China only offering. Pricing details haven’t been disclosed yet. So what are your thoughts on the Lenovo K920, will you be interested in an offering like this or go with the LG G3 instead?

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Source: Engadget China

Via: Android and Me

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Galaxy Note 4 to Feature Snapdragon 805, QHD AMOLED Display, 16MP Camera With OIS

According to an exclusive report from SamMobile, who takes their Samsung news seriously, a few specifications for the upcoming Galaxy Note 4 (model number N910) from Samsung have leaked. For fans of devices over 5.5″, this news should have your attention. 

To kick it off, US variants of the Galaxy Note 4 will reportedly come packed with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor, Sony-made 16MP rear-facing camera with optical image stabilization (OIS), the same 2MP front-facing camera found on the Galaxy S5, and it is stated from sources that the phone will feature a QHD (2560 x 1440) AMOLED display.

Need to have the phone now? Well that’s too bad, as no date has been set yet by Samsung for the phone’s unveiling. History does tend to repeat itself, though, and you should look for Samsung to announce the Note 4 sometime around this year’s IFA in Berlin, which takes place this September.

With Samsung reworking the overall look of their flagship devices, which now feature faux leather backs and chrome wrapping, we are most curious to see what Samsung is planning for the Galaxy Note 4.

Besides the display, processor, and camera, are there any must-haves you need to see in the Galaxy Note 4 for you to be interested in dropping your current device?

Via: SamMobile

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DL Answers Your Questions About the LG G3

On Friday, we received an LG G3 to review, but we know many of our readers don’t feel like waiting for us to pump out a full review, which usually takes 1-2 weeks. To help kill time, we opened up the DL hotline, giving you a chance to ask us anything you wanted to know about the phone.

Clearly, everyone wants to know about four major things – the display, battery life, how it feels in hand, and LG’s new skin.

We have had the device for four days now, and have a pretty good feel for everything this Korean model of the G3 has to offer, so check out our answers to your top-rated questions below.

How’s the Quad HD display? Worth the hype?

I think that’s the biggest question concerning this device? Does a smartphone actually need a QHD display? With a resolution of 2560 x 1440, the G3 has the highest resolution of any smartphone released in the United States. Sadly, but not in a bad way, it’s painfully obvious to notice this fact. As of this writing, content to consume on a QHD display is limited, especially for smartphones. While you can find yourself a 4K wallpaper, which will look great, anything else you view (apps, games, YouTube videos, MLB At Bat streams) won’t take advantage of this hardware.

Maybe in a few years, when QHD becomes the new standard, and mobile app developers and content creators are making higher resolution a priority, these types of displays will be useful. However, like all things that were first of their kind, we need to start somewhere. I applaud LG for taking the leap into QHD, getting the ball rolling on introductions of new technologies for smartphones.

In terms of purely looking at the display, it is easily one of the best viewing experiences on a smartphone I have ever had. My fingers are crossed that more higher-res content is created for G3 owners to enjoy.

How’s the battery?

It is hard to say exactly how the battery is, since we have been given a Korean model, which is running on AT&T’s 4G LTE network. When not on WiFi, I am pulling speeds of 13MB down and 3MB up, which seems a tad slow in comparison to what I am used to. I am thinking the device is not optimized for the networks here, and that may directly relate to lower-than-expected battery life. However, when on a mix of WiFi and LTE, this device surprised the heck out of me. From the mornings around 9am to 11pm, the phone handles a full charge, with about 15% battery remaining. With the device featuring a QHD display, I was surprised at how well it kept a charge. Of course, your milage may vary depending on usage, network connection, and things like that.

It “only” has a Snapdragon 801. How’s performance?

I have been surprised as to the criticism of the Snapdragon 801. After seeing a few reviews of the device, it seems that everyone was hoping for a Snapdragon 805, meaning the 801 could never live up to expectation. Thankfully, my experiences have been nothing but positive in terms of performance, as the G3 feels responsive, handling mobile gaming like a champ. Even after seeing a few benchmarks posted on other sites, I found my results to be much different. Here are the results.

While a faster processor and more powerful GPU might have been nice, I feel that anyone who decides to pick up the G3 will be pleasantly surprised with its performance.

How does it feel in hand?

For being 5.5″, it’s completely manageable. Unlike the Galaxy S5 and One (M8), this device features little bezel, plus it has a very ergonomic feel to it. It feels right. While there will be plenty of people who claim it’s too big, I’m not one of them. Coming from a One (M8) and Nexus 5 as my daily drivers, the G3 feels awesome. My best answer would be to go feel the phone for yourself when it is launched in retail stores.

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Is it water resistant like the Galaxy S5? 

No, please do not dunk this phone in your pool, as it is not waterproof or even water resistant.

How’s the camera? 

The camera is so nice, we did a separate camera comparison post which you can read here. We placed the G3 against the Galaxy S5, One (M8), Nexus 5, and iPhone 5s. The results won’t surprise you, unless you thought the G3 camera was somehow going to be bad. To sum up that post, the G3 cameras is awesome. It has super fast auto focus and great color reproduction.

How is the rear-facing speaker?

While LG promoted the speaker at the G3′s unveiling, something only HTC is known for doing with BoomSound, I don’t find it to be all that awesome. Being a BoomSound fan myself, there is no doubt that those dual front-facing speakers beat out any other smartphone in terms of audio quality. The G3 does get loud, but the sound is rather harsh on the ear, featuring nothing but high ends. Even after bumping a few rap tunes, low end on the G3 speaker is hard to come by.

How does the display do in direct sunlight?

The G3 display can be set very high, so viewing in sun should not be a problem. However, I think the One (M8) does a bit better in direct sunlight, as its top brightness setting is ridiculously high.

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How is LG’s skin?

You know, it’s not that bad. LG’s skin has been evolving, much like Samsung’s TouchWiz, and it’s only getting better. While their launcher is basically unusable, as it tends to lag up just a tad, the overall settings menu, gallery app, camera app, and other necessary system applications all look just fine. As a major non-fan of OEM skins, LG has done alright in my book. However, a two finger pulldown is not present, even though the phone is running Android 4.4.2. I enjoy the pulldown to view all of my system toggles, so for me, this was a con.

Does it feature wireless charging?

The device does not come out-of-the-box with wireless charging capability. You will need to buy LG’s QuickCircle case for that functionality.

How much storage is available to user out of the box?

I was given the 32GB model, then after downloading my apps and setting the device up, I have about 21GB left. The system data takes roughly 6.5GB right off the bat, so be aware of that if you plan on purchasing a 16GB model. This move is nothing new from companies, and Samsung is still the worst, usually taking around 8-10GB of storage with their skin and applications.

If you have any follow-up questions, I can answer them in the comments below.

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Qualcomm Demos Samsung Prototype Tablet With 12.2″ UHD Display, Snapdragon 801

Display technology for mobile devices is booming – phones and tablets are seeing displays well over Full HD (1080p), with QHD being all the rage right now. Recently, at an event in Paris, Qualcomm was caught demoing a prototype tablet from Samsung, which featured a reported 12.2″ 4K (aka UHD) display. 

Qualcomm was showing off streaming capabilities of the device, powered by a Snapdragon 801 processor, but the incoming stream was only 720p. However, the rep began streaming multiple feeds, allowing the clarity of the device to soak through to the viewers.

Qualcomm’s Senior VP of Product Management, Raj Talluri, told TechRadar at the event that 4K tablets would be with us before the end of this year.

So, are consumers ready for 4K on our tablets? LG recently unveiled the G3, which features a 5.5″ display, pushing a QHD resolution of 2560 x 1440. Public feedback for the device seems overly positive as of right now, so maybe 4K for larger displays is the logical move for OEMs.

What are your thoughts on the pixel war?

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Via: TechRadar

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LG demoing a 6-inch QHD panel next week, 700 ppi displays coming soon

Not content with launching a smartphone with a 5.5-inch QHD display, LG said that it will be demoing a 6-inch QHD panel at next week’s Society for Information Display’s (SID) Display Week 2014 in San Francisco.



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HTC reportedly working on One M8 ‘Plus’ with QHD display, plastic-clad ‘Advance’ also rumored

Now that QHD displays are the norm for flagship smartphones, it only makes sense that more manufacturers start launching devices that offer 2K displays. According to 9to5Google, HTC is doing just that, and is set to offer a “Plus” variant of the One M8 that features a QHD screen. The Taiwanese manufacturer is also said to be working on an “Advance” model, which is a plastic-clad version of the One M8.



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LG G3 Initial Thoughts and Impressions

Finally, after weeks and weeks of leaks and hypebeasting, the LG G3 is official. Kellen and I were on hand in San Francisco, where we were able to spend quality time with LG’s latest flagship device. Naturally, we have had a lot of people asking for our thoughts on the device, so here they are in one big post.

With its 5.5″ QHD display, 13MP OIS+ camera with laser auto focus, and a ton of sweet proprietary software from LG, you would think the G3 is the phone of the future. Well, it most certainly could be.

Have a look below to read Kellen and I’s initial impressions on the LG G3. 


Tim:  I have been very open this year about my optimism for the LG G3. I adored last year’s G2, with its slim body, awesome camera with OIS technology, and the outstanding performance delivered from the Snapdragon 800. It was easily the year’s most underrated device, and didn’t receive as much praise as it should have, thanks to the Moto X taking all of the 2013 glory.

Putting my fondness for the G2 aside, I must say that the G3 from LG doesn’t look to disappoint. We spent a few hours with it at LG’s press conference in San Francisco, where they live streamed the London event which was taking place simultaneously. Afterwards, we were allowed to play with the G3, however, they were all Korean and overseas variants; no American carrier models were on hand.

My takeaway from the phone is that I am very excited for LG to release this device to the public here in the US. A few people are saying it is either too big or that they had hoped to see a Snapdragon 805 processor inside, but I feel that once people have the device in their hands, they will instantly fall in love with the phone. With a 5.5″ display, Kellen and myself were turned off at first based solely on the number, but with LG’s design and the overall ergonomic feel of the device, I don’t think I will mind this size of a device for my daily driver one bit.

With the QHD display (2560 x 1440), it was as if I was looking at a crispness of display I had never experienced before, which is always a plus for me, since I spend a lot of time with the latest and greatest devices from all other OEMs. To see a company try something different, and to show that the massive display shouldn’t hinder overall performance of the device (or battery), I am hoping that other companies will look to incorporate the QHD technology into their devices.

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The top thing I am looking to really test out is the camera. From the time we spent with it, I have very high hopes. The auto focus was just as responsive as they marketed in the livestream, which was actually quite surprising. No idea how photos taken on this phone will translate into social networks such as Twitter and Instagram, though, both of those services destroy picture resolutions when uploading from an Android device. Given the quality of the photos you can take on the G3, folks may have to start looking into sharing their masterpieces elsewhere.

As for the custom skin that LG bakes in, I would place it close to Samsung’s TouchWiz in terms of scale. It seems quite refined, probably the most appealing skin from LG I have seen to date. While it sometimes seems a bit overwhelming, I usually find myself installing a third party launcher which fixes all of those issues for me.


Kellen:  As you all know, I’m not a fan of the current smartphone trend of bigger is better. Manufacturers seem to think that the only way they can innovate is by making phones that are larger than their predecessors. It sucks. My hands are done growing; they quit stretching long ago. Yours probably did too. Phones, though, may not have even reached a peak yet. So when rumors for the LG G3 started popping up over the last couple months, with talk of the device featuring a massive 5.5-inch Quad HD display, I immediately became concerned. I like what LG has done recently, especially with the minimal bezel job they performed on both the G2 and Nexus 5, but 5.5-inches of glass? That’s scary. And then today, I had a chance to play with the G3.

While I only spent around an hour with the phone (review units are coming much later), I can tell you right now that I’m ready to give it a legitimate shot. In fact, I want this phone, in white. I can’t exactly explain why either. It’s huge. It’s a big phone – bigger than the HTC One (M8) and Galaxy S5, two phones I told you were too big. It goes against everything I have ranted about to the DL community. So why the G3 then?

Well, it has almost zero bezel. When you hold it, it is as if it does not feel as big as it really is. Its curves hit your palm gently, you can almost reach the top of the display without much of a shimmy, and it does not come off as slippery or uncomfortable. There is no wasted space – this phone is all display, but with a slight chin. It doesn’t have the massive chin/forehead/unnecessary-black-bar combo of the One (M8) or the added all-around bezel of the Galaxy S5. LG did not mess around with this phone’s design. It is gorgeous.

LG G3 back plate

With that said, I am still a bit skeptical. Large phones still frustrate me, but if done properly, which the G3 may be, I would hope that I could adapt to one. I’m not making any guarantees, but this phone is looking very promising.

Outside of the size, the rest of the package is super exciting. The QHD display is absolutely stunning. The 13MP camera with its laser autofocus might be game-changing. Plus, you have a micro SD slot, 3GB RAM, a removable battery, and a brand new LG UI that doesn’t look terrible.

Give me one now, LG. I need more time with the G3.


If you have any questions about the G3, please don’t hesitate to drop it below in the comments section.

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Lenovo’s upcoming flagship leaked, sports a 6-inch QHD display

If leaked images of an upcoming Lenovo handset are to be believed, the Chinese manufacturer is looking to introduce a device with a QHD display. Dubbed the Vibe Z2 Pro, the device features a metallic chassis and specs that can take on the likes of what Samsung, LG and HTC have to offer.



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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 leak: 5.7-inch QHD screen

Even if the Galaxy S5 Prime turns out to be a dud, Samsung‘s next S-Pen phablet hopefully won’t. The upcoming Galaxy Note 4 is now believed to sport a 2K resolution display fitted into a 5.7-inch screen.

This info about the display is interesting on two grounds. First is that, of course, it will have a QHD display. That’s a resolution of at least 2560×1440 pixels, the very same that the LG G3 and the Galaxy S5 Prime are said to be contending for. But the most interesting part is the size of the screen, which remains at 5.7 inches. That is the same size as the Galaxy Note 3 and would thus go somewhat against Samsung’s trend of increasing screen sizes per generation. Not that it’s a bad thing, since we’ll end up with a screen with a higher pixel density and a relatively more handy size.

Not much else is known about the Galaxy Note 4. There is still some uncertainty whether it will be running on a Samsung Exynos hexa-core, which might be a downgrade from the usual octa-core, or a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801. Chances are, it could be both, depending on the market, region, and features. Speaking of market differences, the model number listed in this leak for the Galaxy Note 4 is a G910, with the last digit left for identifying the processor or carrier variant.

Even if the Galaxy Note 4 did come with a QHD screen, it might be following behind the LG G3, depending on when Samsung announces the device. It usually unveils a new Galaxy Note phablet during the third quarter of the year, which would be a few months later than the G3′s May reveal.

VIA: GSMArena

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LG G3′s 5.5-inch QHD 2K display is officially confirmed

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The oft rumored 2K display said to come bundled inside the upcoming LG G3 has been perhaps the industries worst kept secret. The subject of countless leaks, LG is finally coming clean, confirming that the 5.5-inch QHD LCD display will take center stage in their upcoming flagship debuting later this year.

“The new Quad HD LCD panel will be unveiled with the forthcoming LG’s flagship smartphone to be launched in the first half of the year.”

Given LG already announced their QHD displays back in August of last year, you may be asking yourself exactly what is the news here? Well, LG is just letting the world know that the displays have been certified by NEMKO, a testing and certification organization based in Norway — and will going into mass production shortly. Also, they’ve managed to shrink the bezels down by .5mm from when they were detailed last year, measuring in at only 1.2mm thick, and carrying a tiny 1.15mm bezel.

LG’s new QHD panels will carry a pin sharp 2560×1440 resolution and once again, you can expect them to debut in the still unofficial LG G3. Sounds delicious.

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LG releases its first QuadHD phone and no, it’s not the G3

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While some thought that LG would be releasing the G3 as the first QuadHD (QHD) phone, they’ve gone in a different generation. First leaked by evleaks, the LG Isai FL was slated for Japan and KDDI and the company doesn’t disappoint as it has launched the LG Isai FL — the first QHD device solely for Japanese markets —  and while it’s not the G3 it does shed some light on what to expect with LG’s 2014 flagship.

LG announced that the QHD panel is certified and also reconfirmed that it will, indeed, be installed in the G3. KDDI’s device also sheds light on what we’ll see on the spec front for the G3. The phone sports narrow bezels, but not the same metal back that’s rumored to be on the flagship. The phone sports a 5.5-inch screen with a 2560×1440 resolution bring it to a whopping 538ppi. It will have the same knock functions and come in three different colors (from what the picture shows, white, blue and pink). It will have a 13 MP rear shooter, a 3,000 mAh battery, 2 GB of RAM, and a quad-core Snapdragon 2.5GHz processor.

Of course, we have to wait until the end of the month to know for sure, but from what we’re seeing, the G3 is shaping up to be a pretty decent device. 

source: KDDI
via: engadget

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LG unveils new QHD panel, going into mass production ‘shortly’

LG has sent out a press release detailing their upcoming QHD (that’s 2K, or 2560 x 1440 pixels) display panel. The panel has received certification by NEMKO, a Norwegian testing and certification organization for electrical products. Now that the certification, which says the panel meets the 100 percent RGB color reproduction standard, is complete LG can begin mass-producing the displays. Just in time for the G3, which is all but confirmed to use a QHD panel.



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New 5.5-inch Quad HD LCD display from LG gets announced, safe bet it’ll be on the G3

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Waiting for the LG G3 to be announced on May 27? We are, too. So this should make our mouths water even more. LG just announced a new 5.5-inch Quad HD LCD panel for smartphones. Clearly this is going to be the display technology LG opts to use in its upcoming flagship device.

The exact resolution comes in at 2560×1440 pixels and this is four times higher than your standard high definition display. Aside from being extremely crisp and clear, LG’s QHD LCD display will be very thin and have a narrow bezel. This fits perfectly with LG’s thin bezel design language.

Hit the break for the full press release.

LG Display’s 5.5-inch Quad HD LCD Panel for Smartphones

Receives Certification for Quad HD Quality Ahead of Mass Production

Seoul, Korea (May 8, 2014) – LG Display announced today that its 5.5-inch Quad HD (QHD) AH-IPS LCD panel for smartphones was certified as a QHD display after passing verified tests by NEMKO, the Norway-based international testing and certification organization for electrical products. The certification comes shortly before the new Quad HD LCD panel will be unveiled with the forthcoming LG’s flagship smartphone to be launched in the first half of the year.

The certified 5.5-inch QHD AH-IPS LCD panel has 2560 x 1440 pixels, four times the image resolution of HD panels and 1.8 times higher resolution than a Full HD panel. With 538 pixels per inch, this panel also meets the 100 percent RGB color reproduction standard.

This panel, which will go into mass production shortly, will offer superior performance to other existing smartphone panels. This is an ultra-slim panel with a mere 1.2 mm thickness and has a 1.15 mm bezel, which will be the narrowest available and 0.05 mm less than panels introduced last year.

In addition, the panel has achieved the same level of brightness as a Full HD panel. It is difficult to raise penetration ratio in higher resolution panels since they have more pixels. However, LG Display successfully achieved higher brightness by improving the penetration ratio through enhancing the pixel structure design and aperture ratio in the LTPS backplane.

The Quad HD display produces images in sharper color and contrast than regular displays because of the greater amount of pixels. This means that high resolution images and videos in the Blu-ray format can be viewed in a fully vivid and realistic manner. The display retains the readability of letters and images without distorting them when they are enlarged while surfing the internet or working on documents.

“This product fulfills the core qualities of smartphone displays, which are high resolution and slim design, and I believe the consumers can enjoy vivid images that are close to real life with this display,” said Byung-koo Kim, Vice President and Head of LG Display’s IT/Mobile Development Group. “LG Display will continue to maintain technology leadership in the super high-resolution smartphone display market above 500 ppi resolution, which will take off this year.”

According to DisplaySearch, the shipment of premium smartphone displays based on LTPS backplanes is expected to grow to 780 million units by this year and 940 million units by  next year. These products are going to maintain sufficient competitive advantage in premium product categories where large size, high resolution and low power consumption are key factors.

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LG 5.5-inch 2K display certified, ready for the LG G3

LG Display, the Korean manufacturer’s display panel production arm, has announced some good news for fans of LG‘s smartphones. It’s 5.5-inch QHD screen has just received its certification and will soon be heading to LG’s upcoming flagship, most likely the LG G3.

LG isn’t the first one to reveal a QHD panel for smartphones. Last October, Japan Display Inc. (JDI) unveiled a slightly smaller 5.4-inch 2560×1440 screen. One difference is that with LG’s own display being certified, by international certification organization NEMKO no less, we are immediately assured that this will be landing in an actual device really soon.

This QHD panel has a diagonal span of 5.5 inches and a pixel resolution of 2560×1440, achieving a pixel density of 538 ppi, only slightly lower than JDI’s 543 ppi. But more than just cramming more pixels inside, the panel achieves the same or even better performance as Full HD panels, overcoming technical difficulties that normally plague screen with a higher pixel count. This means 100 percent RGB color reproduction, higher levels of brightness, and sharper images and text even if you zoom in. LG claims that the display will allow users to watch their Blu-ray quality videos in vivid detail. The panel also boasts of a thickness, or rather thinness, of only 1.2 mm and a bezel reaching only 1.15 mm.

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Perhaps the biggest take away for end users is something that LG mentions almost in passing. According to its press statement, LG will be unveiling this new QHD LCD panel together with LG’s flagship smartphone for the first half of 2014. This could very well be referring to the rumored LG G3, already believed to sport a 2K resolution display, that was hinted to be announced later this month.

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LG unveils new QHD panel, going into mass production "shortly"

LG has sent out a press release detailing their upcoming QHD (that’s 2K, or 2560 x 1440 pixels) display panel. The panel has received certification by NEMKO, a Norwegian testing and certification organization for electrical products. Now that the certification, which says the panel meets the 100 percent RGB color reproduction standard, is complete LG can begin mass-producing the displays. Just in time for the G3, which is all but confirmed to use a QHD panel.



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LG Announces 5.5-inch Quad HD LCD Display, Will be Featured in the LG G3

LG Announces 5.5-inch Quad HD LCD Display, Will be Featured in the LG G3

LG announced this evening that its 5.5-inch Quad HD LCD panel for smartphones has been approved and will be unveiled with their forthcoming flagship smartphone. They are talking about the LG G3, which will be announced on May 27 across the globe

The Quad HD LCD will feature a resolution of 2560×1440, which is “four times the image resolution of HD panels and 1.8 times higher resolution than a full HD panel.” We are talking a pixel density of 538ppi with “100 percent RGB color reproduction standard.”

The panel goes into mass production shortly, is ultra slim at 1.2mm thick, and only has a 1.15mm bezel. For comparison, last year’s LG G2, which had a minimal amount of bezel, weighed in at 2.3mm. 1.15mm is insanely thin.

LG Display’s 5.5-inch Quad HD LCD Panel for Smartphones

Receives Certification for Quad HD Quality Ahead of Mass Production

Seoul, Korea (May 8, 2014– LG Display announced today that its 5.5-inch Quad HD (QHD) AH-IPS LCD panel for smartphones was certified as a QHD display after passing verified tests by NEMKO, the Norway-based international testing and certification organization for electrical products. The certification comes shortly before the new Quad HD LCD panel will be unveiled with the forthcoming LG’s flagship smartphone to be launched in the first half of the year.

The certified 5.5-inch QHD AH-IPS LCD panel has 2560 x 1440 pixels, four times the image resolution of HD panels and 1.8 times higher resolution than a Full HD panel. With 538 pixels per inch, this panel also meets the 100 percent RGB color reproduction standard.

This panel, which will go into mass production shortly, will offer superior performance to other existing smartphone panels. This is an ultra-slim panel with a mere 1.2 mm thickness and has a 1.15 mm bezel, which will be the narrowest available and 0.05 mm less than panels introduced last year.

In addition, the panel has achieved the same level of brightness as a Full HD panel. It is difficult to raise penetration ratio in higher resolution panels since they have more pixels. However, LG Display successfully achieved higher brightness by improving the penetration ratio through enhancing the pixel structure design and aperture ratio in the LTPS backplane.

The Quad HD display produces images in sharper color and contrast than regular displays because of the greater amount of pixels. This means that high resolution images and videos in the Blu-ray format can be viewed in a fully vivid and realistic manner. The display retains the readability of letters and images without distorting them when they are enlarged while surfing the internet or working on documents.

“This product fulfills the core qualities of smartphone displays, which are high resolution and slim design, and I believe the consumers can enjoy vivid images that are close to real life with this display,” said Byung-koo Kim, Vice President and Head of LG Display’s IT/Mobile Development Group. “LG Display will continue to maintain technology leadership in the super high-resolution smartphone display market above 500 ppi resolution, which will take off this year.”

According to DisplaySearch, the shipment of premium smartphone displays based on LTPS backplanes is expected to grow to 780 million units by this year and 940 million units by  next year. These products are going to maintain sufficient competitive advantage in premium product categories where large size, high resolution and low power consumption are key factors.

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Galaxy S 5 Prime (project KQ) to be very limited

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In very unsurprising news, Korean media is reporting that the Galaxy S 5 Prime will be very limited due to high costs for the QHD (2560 x 1440) OLED panels. I think it’s more about the fact that they won’t be able to produce all that many, which is why they nixed it for the Galaxy S 5.

With the upcoming LG G3 expected to also have a QHD display, it begs the question of why LG isn’t having any issues with production? It’s awfully similar to the Galaxy Round and G Flex situation. The Galaxy Round was very limited, while the G Flex was launched worldwide. LG seems to be holding all the cards when it comes to display panels, so Samsung needs to watch their back.

Anyways, we still don’t even know if this new Samsung phone will be called the Galaxy S 5 Prime, the Galaxy F, or something entirely different, but it’s rumored to make an official appearance in June.

source: Korea Herald
via: G4Games

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Samsung’s Project KQ (Galaxy S 5 with QHD display) scheduled for a June reveal

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The wait for Samsung’s Galaxy S 5 with a QHD display will not be very long. Reports out of Korea claim that Project KQ will be revealed around June. It is unknown, however, if the device will be announced or released at that time. My money is on the former, though.

Are you interested in a GS5 with a QHD display? Or is the LG G3 getting a look? Let us know in the comments section.

Source: Asia Today (Korean)
Via: G 4 Games

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Intel LTE and QHD display rumored to debut with Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime

Rumors have been swirling for some time now that Samsung would release a high-powered version of the Samsung Galaxy S5 with a super-dense screen and presumably high-powered processor to power it — and now we’re getting our first form of confirmation (albeit not official from Samsung) on the device. The “Galaxy S5 Prime“, we called it. These rumors began surfacing long before the Galaxy S5 announced, primarily that we would see a phone with an absurd 1440×2560 “QHD”. Today we’ve got some new details care of SamMobile about where Samsung’s going with this mythical device.



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Samsung beaten to the punch on next-gen mobile screens

While Samsung said in January that it’s hard at work on a QHD (that’s 2,560 x 1,440) AMOLED panel, it won’t be the first to show one off. That honor goes to AU Optronics, a Taiwanese display company that makes screens for numerous device manufacturers, Samsung included. The 5.7-inch display squeezes in 513 pixels-per-inch, the most of any organic panel yet. Of course, there are already quite a number of QHD LCDs on the market, like the one found in Vivo’s Xplay 3 and a 543ppi model from LG. AU said it also has a 6-inch QHD AMOLED coming, and Samsung will no doubt announce something similar soon — possibly for the next Galaxy Note model. Either way, prepare more smartphones with pixels so densely packed that you can’t distinguish them with the naked eye.

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Samsung SM-G906S Appears in Benchmark With QHD (2560×1440) 5.2-inch Display, is It a Premium Galaxy S5?

Samsung SM-G906S Appears in Benchmark With QHD (2560x1440) 5.2-inch Display, is It a Premium Galaxy S5?

In mid-March, shortly after Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S5 to mixed reactions, their mobile boss, JK Shin, told Korean press that his company was not working on an ultra-premium version of the phone. The question was posed to Shin because rumors (benchmarks too) for months leading up to the launch of the GS5 pegged Samsung as introducing a potentially new premium line of devices, one of which sported a QHD (2560×1440). We even saw apps from a Galaxy S5 ROM mention WQHD, but yet, the device came with a 1080p display instead.

With the Galaxy S5 now days away from an international retail launch, speculation over a premium line is back, thanks to another benchmark. 

According to a listing at GFXBench for a phone under the model number SM-G906S, Samsung has another device in the works with a 5.2-inch QHD display and Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 805 clocked at 2.5GHz (APQ8084, Adreno 420 GPU). The device also runs Android 4.4.2, has a 15MP camera (16MP?), and a 2MP front camera. In other words, it sounds like a beefier version of the GS5. For reference, the Galaxy S5′s model number is SM-G900.

While benchmarks should never be taken as a confirmation of anything, they are often right and do lead us down a path of information that isn’t typically available until a company announces a product. Scores and info from GFXBench have long been one of our best resources.

So what do you guys think? Is this the new premium version of the Galaxy S5?

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Via:  GFXBench

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Reported Screenshots From the LG G3 Leaked, Confirms QHD Display

Reported Screenshots From the LG G3 Leaked, Confirms QHD Display

Even if Samsung apparently gave consumers the shaft with no QHD display on the Galaxy S5, and the company’s CEO denies any type of premium line of the device that features one, LG is wasting no time in making one of its own.

In new reported screenshots leaked from the possibly upcoming LG G3, a QHD display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 is all but confirmed. 

Besides the size of the shots, not much else can be seen. It appears obvious that the device will come running Android 4.4+ Kit Kat, and of course, come running LG’s custom skin atop it.

The below screenshots have been resized to fit your screen. To view their full size, click on them normally, then right click the screenshot and open it in a new tab on your browser. As you will see, it’s pretty ridiculous to think that this screenshot came from a phone that might only have about a 5″ display.

We know there are many among us that are waiting patiently for news on the G3 – is this getting you excited?

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LG G3 (D850) Tipped to Have QHD 1440 x 2560 Display (Updated)

LG G3 (D850) Tipped to Have QHD 1440 x 2560 Display (Updated)

As tipped by @evleaks, it looks as though LG might attempt to steal Samsung’s hypebeast thunder, as new data points to the G3 featuring a QHD display with a resolution of 1440 x 2560. We relate this to Samsung’s case, since it was reported for months that Samsung’s next flagship device, the Galaxy S5, would feature a QHD display as well, but instead all we got was a Full HD display. 

The photo with the data leaked doesn’t give us a display size unfortunately, and besides the resolution, it doesn’t give us all that much. We can now assume that the G3 will have the model number D850, spotted in the data, and any info that is released concerning that number can be attributed to LG’s upcoming flagship.

The G2 was announced last year in August, so we still could have a ways to go until we start seeing anymore info regarding this device. It’s possible LG will attempt to keep up with Samsung’s device timeline, which has been pushed up a couple of months with its Galaxy S line.

Regardless of when we do see it, I think I speak for everyone when I say that we all want to be absolutely blown away by what LG offers us.

Update: Changed title to reflect the resolution, being QHD and not UHD. Thanks for the comments!

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Via: @evleaks

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