The display is one of these components that smartphone makers tend to improve when releasing a successor to flagship phone. It can be done in two ways – using a new technology, which in addition to being expensive does not guarantee of a success, or simply bumping up the screen resolution. At the moment 1920 x 1080 is as much as you can find in high-end devices, but it’s about to change. A phone with a 2,560 x 1,440 screen, also known as QHD or 2K, is expected to drop some time in 2014. According to the latest leak, a LG D850, which is believed to be the LG G3, may be the device that will arrive with a QHD display.
LG G3 D850 to feature QHD display…
The news comes via @evleaks who discovered a user agent profile for an LG phone with a model number D850. The XML document states that the device will feature a resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 pixels, however, doesn’t reveal other details. And here is where things get a tad fuzzy, since we can’t be 100 percent sure what phone this mysterious D850 device is.
Logic dictates that the document refers to the LG G3. First of all, the 2K display is what you would expect of a flagship phone. Since the LG G Pro 2 is already official, the only remaining option seems to be the G3. The model number itself also suggests a high-end device. Since the G2 goes by the name of D800, the G Pro 2 is known as the D830, the LG G3 could very well be the D850.
It’s not the first time that we have heard about a phone allegedly sporting a QHD screen, but so far all speculations failed to materialize. The Samsung Galaxy S5 was expected to pack a 2,560 x 1,440 display, however it ended up with a “regular “ Full HD 1080p panel. The year is still young, though, and there is plenty of time for such a device to arrive. Maybe this time rumors will turn into reality and the LG G3 will indeed pack a 2K display. We should find out soon, possibly in May, when the phone is expected to be announced.