Rumor: LG’s 5.5 inch 1080p flagship to hit the market as early as next month

January 2, 2013
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HTC may have been the first company to launch a 1080p smartphone, but devices from other handset vendors are not that far behind. According to a report in the Korean publication ETNews, LG will announce a 5.5 inch 1080p flagship phone at Mobile World Congress next month. We know what you’re thinking, big deal, when is it actually going to land on store shelves? The report suggests that’s going to happen right after the phone is unveiled. We can think of only one other company who announced devices and then ships them just a handful of days later: Apple.

The story also says Pantech will launch a phone using the same LG manufactured 5.5 inch 1080p panel, but knowing how Pantech operates, we’re just going to call it now and say that handset will never launch outside of South Korea.

Now we can’t stress this enough, 1080p screens are going to be the highlight feature of numerous devices due to be announced during the next 60 days. Huawei has the D2, ZTE announced the Z5 during Christmas, Sony’s Xperia Z has already been reviewed in Russia, and HTC is hard at work on a refresh of their current 1080p device that’s said to be called the “M7″ internally.

Notice how we didn’t mention Samsung? Most rumors say Samsung will announce the Galaxy S4 in April and that it’ll have a 1080p AMOLED screen. Some people are even suggesting that the phone will come with a stylus! We’re not going to lie to you, we have absolutely zero clue what Samsung is doing behind closed doors, which is a real bummer because that’s the phone we actually want the most here at Android Authority. No offense to all the other handset makers, but there’s a reason Samsung is numero uno.

Which 1080p device are looking forward to the most this year?

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