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.

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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

LG G3 confirmed to have QHD display, adaptive software

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The LG G3 has not been shy of any leaks and today is no different. According to a source at LG who spoke with Phone Arena, LG’s upcoming flagship smartphone is confirmed to feature a Quad HD display with a 2560×1440 resolution (falling into the 2K category). Also, the source confirmed that the device would have a 5.5-inch display. This means that the pixels per inch measurement would come in at a whopping 538. Many of the current 1080p flagships have a PPI in the 400 range.

The bigger piece of information from this source comes on the software side. The exact description for it was “advanced personalization.” What this means is that the LG G3 will deliver information like reminders (location or calendar-based), alerts, and news in a way similar to Google Now. But that is not all LG is setting out to do. Apparently the software will adapt to your trends in order to create a custom interface. The source told Phone Arena that the device would give “helpful ideas” to improve a user’s productivity.

Source: Phone Arena

Samsung Galaxy S5 rumors revealed by @evleaks

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We were already pretty sure that the next big installment of Samsung’s Galaxy series would be called the Galaxy S5, and a recent tweet by @evleaks suggests that the rumors are true. The device is coming soon, and although we don’t know much about it, a second tweet from @evleaks showed an image of an .apk file with the word “QHD” in the file name. (3DTourViewer_WQHD_K.apk.) This may or may not have to do with the fact that the phone could come with a QHD display, but if it does, that’s a pretty big deal. We’ll see soon enough.

Sources: @evleaks 1 / @evleaks 2

Oppo Find 7 could be revealed at MWC next month, cost $594

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The Oppo Find 7 has seen its fair share of leaks. So it is no surprise that it may be announced very soon. It is now being reported that the Find 7 will be officially announced at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next month. Also, its price is said to be $594.

The specifications end of this report says that it will have a 5.5-inch QHD display (2560×1440). Inside is Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2.3GHz with 2GB of RAM. A microSD card slot compliments 16GB of internal storage.

Source: cnBeta

Samsung commences production of 5.25-inch displays for Galaxy S 5

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Reports from Korean web side DDaily indicate Samsung has commenced production of their new 5.25-inch AMOLED displays to be used in the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S5. The screen is expected to be a 2560×1440 2K display. Similar to the technology used for the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the Galaxy Note 3, the new display uses a diamond pixel arrangement. Each of the red and blue pixels is shaped like a diamond, with normal green pixels interleaved throughout, which is supposed to increase sharpness and pixel density. For the size and resolution, the Galaxy S5 screen will be running at 560 ppi.

The Galaxy S5 is expected to also come equipped with 3GB of RAM, a 16MP camera and will have Android KitKat 4.4 installed. Like other Samsung devices, the processor will likely vary by market with Snapdragon 800, Snapdragon 805 and 64-bit Exynos processors all believed to be candidates.

source: DDaily
via: SamMobile

HTC 608t smartphone outed, brings a whole lot of One in a more affordable package

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The HTC One is one hell of a smartphone— but its premium build and cost may be a bit out of reach for many customers. So with that in mind, HTC is quietly working on a stripped down version the device behind the scenes called the 608t. Design-wise, this mysterious new toy certainly mirrors One features including dual-stereo speakers on the front of the device, as well as a similar button layout. Of course the similarities end there as this Jelly Bean-powered smartphone features “modest” guts including a quad-core chip + 1GB of RAM, a 4.5-inch LCD display with a 960 x 540 (qHD?) display and an 8MP camera. Not too shabby HTC. Not too shabby.

Now for the part that you all want to know— the pricing and availability. While we don’t know the cost as of yet, the leak certainly suggests that this device will at least be headed for Chinese markets in the near-future. For those of us out in the States, there’s no word on if the 608t will ever make it out to our shores, maybe HTC will surprise us and unveil this device in the US at some point sooner than later.

source: Ameblo (Jp)

Panasonic Shows Off The 4.3-inch qHD “Eluga” at MWC

MWC is well under way and the latest company to reveal a flagship device is Panasonic.  The company has shown off their new “Eluga” device housing a TI OMAP 4430 CPU and 4.3-inch qHD display.  On paper this device sounds like a power horse but it seems like those who’ve stopped by the booth for a demo experienced something a little unimpressive.  Though the device has a pretty high-end CPU it performed less than par, rendering page scrolls slowly and sluggishly.  The handset also comes with 1GB of RAM and 8GB’s of storage so we’re not sure where the sluggish performance is coming from.  It appears that Panasonic has a lot of work to complete with the software before the device’s final release.  Check out the video hands-on demo below from our friends over at Android Police and let us know what you think.  Aside from the performance, the device is extremely aesthetically pleasing and one of the thinnest devices on the market.  And did we mention that it’s certifiably dust and water resistant?  Well, it is.  However, on another more distasteful and negative note, we regret to mention that the device will be accompanied with an 1150 mAh battery and that’s all we’ll say about that for now.  Expect Gingerbread 2.3.5 as the device’s choice of OS version.  We should see the handset hit the market some time in Q2 of this year.  Now, is there also a tablet in the works?  For more MWC coverage be sure to check out our link here.

source: Android Police

 

 

 

HTC Holiday visits the FCC – AT&T LTE onboard

The HTC Holiday has been to the FCC recently and while it was there we got a peak at what frequencies it operates on. From the FCC documents, the Holiday is equipped to run on AT&T’s LTE network, so that all but confirms that the Holiday will be joining their network..erhrm..this holiday season.  Toward the end of this past August, we reported a leak of the Holiday; bringing you the specifications. As a refresher, the Holiday will have:

  • 4.5-inch qHD touchpanel
  • 1.5GHz dual-core processor
  • 1GB of memory
  • 8 MP rear camera (with flash & capable of 1080p)
  • 1.3 MP front camera
  • 802.11b/g/n WiFi
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • Android 2.3.4
  • HTC Sense 3.0

We know that HTC has already prepped a Holiday for South Korea under the moniker Raider, and with all the info and photos available, this powerful phone has got to be near launch. I supposed they may be waiting to have the Holiday’s launch coincide with holiday shopping. *rimshot*

[via FCC]