User agent profile suggests LG G3 will feature a 2K display, overkill or not?

by: Andrew GrushMarch 13, 2014

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If you find yourself unimpressed by the flagship devices coming our way from HTC, Samsung and Sony, your attention has probably already turned towards LG and its next handset. With the LG G3 rumored to be announced sometime in May, there’s a strong possibility that the G3 will take a major leap forward from other early 2014 flagships in terms of processor and display specs.

While we still can’t say with any certainty whether the LG G3 will rock a Snapdragon 805 or will instead feature an 801, a new user agent profile spotted on LG’s website suggests that the next-gen flagship from LG could move past 1080p and instead feature a 2560×1440 QHD display. The user agent profile mentions a handset with the model number D850, which doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the G3, but it certainly falls in line with the model names for the LG G2 (D800) and the G2 Pro (D830).


We can’t say we’d be too surprised if LG makes the jump to 2K. Even though HTC, Sony and Samsung are all currently sticking to 1080p, we are already starting to see devices with 2K (QHD) resolutions including the Vivo Xplay 3S and the upcoming Oppo Find 7. The big question is whether LG will offer just one model, or if it will also have a 1080p version, similar to the route Oppo is taking.

What do you think, would you like to see the LG G3 offer a 2K display? Or do you feel it’s overkill?

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  • OneThousandOne

    If their battery can keep up..

    • Alex James Simon

      I’m sure it will, may I remind you this was the exact same argument why not to have 1080p when the upgrade from 720p to 1080p was happening. Now 1080p is the standard, and battery is just as good, if not better.

      • OneThousandOne

        As a G2 owner, I do have great expectations about its successor. Time will tell. :-)

      • Dave Weinstein

        well said.

      • arcwindz

        That’s kinda true, but again, s3 has 2100 mah, s4 has 2600. And considering the ever growing screen size, i bet we will need 4000 mah for 2k, not for a good enough battery life, but for a good one.

    • Guest123

      That’s it, if the display tech is efficient enough and the gpu can drive it efficiently, etc. . . why the heck not?

  • MasterMuffin

    With at least a 3500 mAh battery, why not? It can’t hurt your eyes :)

  • Harshit Khanna

    Launch it with an amazing battery, and I won’t even call 4K overkill…
    The battery needs to be overkilled rather than the displays

  • The battery life on the G2 is unstoppable. Squeeze in a bit more (which LG Chem can do) bump it up to 3300, 3400mAh, and you’ve got yourself the new boss phone!

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      • Dave Weinstein

        haha. why not 5000 or 6000? or while we’re just picking bigger numbers without regard for technical feasibility, 10,000!

        • Nelson Guttman

          Yeah… We’ll just round it off to 10,000!! :D :P

    • Xavier_NYC

      Sweet Jesus if it has a 3300 mAh battery or higher with the resolution and 3GB of Ram it would own everything on the market..

  • Alex

    Anything above 1080p on devices below 6″ it’s overkill, but people like numbers.
    And for most, bigger equal to better, even if its not true.

    • SDKforLumia

      totally agree with u brother. its definitely an overkill.

  • RaptorOO7

    It will need a 6000mAh battery just to make it through the day. It is total overkill and unnecessary on a phone with such a small screen. The human eye cannot tell the difference. I guess LG makes it official they are spec comparing against all comers.

  • Luka Mlinar

    I don’t care. As long as they don’t go over 5.2″

  • ichuck7

    Overkill. I want battery life, lower price, and faster UI. Those pixels that you can’t even see adversely affect all of those.

  • Densil Brown

    Might seem like overkill know but next year we might see other companies role out with 2k displays and LG will be the one who started the trend.

    • Dave Weinstein

      Ummm… except that Vivo started the trend. And Oppo will be 2nd. LG is 3rd, if they ship it.

      • Densil Brown

        Yeah, but neither of those phones will have to sales to actually make a change in the standards of smart phone displays change like a LG G3 could.

  • Adon

    They Better deliver. Because we are waiting. Moved from a Samsung S3 to a S4 to LG G Pro Optimus . And back to Sammy S4 as am waiting for G3 (or whatever they are going to call it). The new G Pro 2,is awesome. LG deliver deliver deliver.

  • TweoBeo

    It’s true, first screenshots are already leaked.

  • ssi

    If you stop pushing the boundaries, you’re stuck in the present. Let’s keep moving forward.

  • Joseph

    Doesn’t 2K = 1080p? I though 2560×1440 is QHD which has more than 2000 pixels across..

    • Cao Meo

      This is technical term and the actual number does not matter

  • Cao Meo

    Frankly I think 1080p is more than enough, but I have never seen 2K res on a phone and don’t know what it will be like, maybe there’s some benefit that we don’t know

  • Nelson Guttman

    If people can be mad enough to introduce 4K in a phone, then why are eyebrows being raised for 2K!? If you ask me 1080p is more than enough, but that’s just me..

  • K


  • 26

    first, when G2’s volume mounted back some said that they’re trying too hard! but now slowly but sure some loves it.

    hmmmmm i guess that it’ll be the same on G3.

  • Eddy

    I know what I want to accomplish with my device, I just need it to be ready to accept commands and process them quickly. The G3 has performed that role as well as any handset I’ve used in the past year and, a few cosmetic issues aside, is my favorite phone of 2014.