Full HD phone from LG coming by the end of the year?

December 1, 2012
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The full HD fever is taking over the Android ecosystem, as more manufacturers reveal devices with 1920×1080 displays, or plans to release such phones in the coming months. We’ve seen so far full HD smartphones from HTC (with the Butterfly J and the North American Droid DNA), Sharp, and Oppo (the Find 5 is about to be launched on December 12).

Samsung is also rumored to equip its flagships with full HD displays of the AMOLED variety, and their local rivals at LG are not resting on their laurels either. LG Display announced full HD panels a few weeks back, so it’s only a matter of time until a LG phone comes out equipped with a stunning 1920 x 1080 display.

LG’s upcoming high definition smartphone bears the F240K codename, a moniker that appeared a couple of weeks ago on GLBenchmark’s scoreboard. Now, a Korean site claims that the LG F240K will be the successor to the still new Optimus G, and that the device will be revealed by the end of the year. Bloter.net claims that the F240K is currently in carrier testing, and that LG is trying to beat Sharp and HTC to be the first device maker to release a full HD in the South Korean market.

In our opinion, an international release of the F240K would make little sense at this point, considering that the Optimus G is still very fresh. Still, the F240K might be a device specific to South Korea; it wouldn’t be the first time LG released smartphones exclusive to its home market. The F240K should be pretty similar to the Optimus G in terms of specs, according to the GLBenchmark score, running on a quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro chip. Chances are it’s a souped up version of the Optimus G, fitted with a better panel.

Don’t hold your breath to see a full HD LG phone in the international markets this year, but a launch at CES in January or MWC in February is certainly feasible.

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