When HTC announced the Butterfly J in October, we immediately recognized that it would provide the template that all 2013 flagship would be required to follow. We’re of course talking about the display, which is not only a massive 5 inches diagonal, but also pushes an astounding resolution of 1920 by 1080 pixels. Make no mistake, every flagship Android smartphone that will be unveiled next year will have a 1080p display. Whether it be from Samsung, Sony, LG, whatever, it’s going to be full HD.
According to the Korean website Asian Economics, LG’s 2013 flagship phone, the Optimus G2, will have a 5.5 inch 1080p display. Previous rumors said it would have a 5 inch full HD panel, but this newest piece of information suggests that LG isn’t afraid to go even bigger. At 5.5 inches, that means the panel in the G2 would have a PPI of 400. Some of you will probably say that isn’t going to be as sharp as the 440 PPI in the Droid DNA, but seriously, how perfect does your vision have to be for you to tell the difference?
The Korean source also says that the device will hit the market during the first half of 2013. We hope that’s the case, because LG totally fumbled 2012. They announced the Optimus 4X HD in February, but it took almost half a year for it to appear on store shelves. By that time they already announced a successor to the 4X, the Optimus G.
So what will the competition do to respond to this new 5.5 inch 1080p monster? We have to wait and see. Like we said earlier, we’re confident that everyone else is also going to release a 1080p device. Samsung will call their phone the Galaxy S IV, Sony is working on the Yuga, and last week we heard that HTC was working on something called the “M7” internally.