LG has confirmed that its new 5.5-inch smartphone panel has been certified as QHD and will be featured in the upcoming G3 flagship, set to launch on May 27.
There have been many rumors and speculation surrounding the upcoming LG G3, especially regarding the supposed QHD display. Now LG has officially confirmed in a press release published on Thursday that a 5.5-inch Quad HD (QHD) AH-IPS LCD panel for smartphones was certified as a QHD display after passing tests by NEMKO, the Norway-based international testing and certification organization for electrical products.
The new 5.5-inch panel will have a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels, which is four times the resolution of HD panels and 1.8 times higher than Full HD displays, producing a pixel density of 534ppi and meeting the 100% RGB color reproduction standard. Measuring just 1.2mm in thickness with a 1.15mm bezel, the panel is expected to be the sharpest and most detailed display on the market, easily outperforming other flagship rival smartphones from HTC, Samsung and Sony.
LG also mentioned in the press release that they will be unveiling the display with the “forthcoming flagship smartphone to be launched in the first half of the year.” While LG didn’t mention the G3 by name, we know based on an earlier statement by the company that the upcoming flagship will be available to consumers in Q2, with a press events scheduled for May 27 in San Francisco, New York and London, followed by Seoul, Singapore and Istanbul the next day.
“I’m writing to let you know that LG will be hosting an exciting event in London at the end of May to announce our next big global device after G2,” said LG. “With G2 being so well regarded, we have high expectations for its successor, as I’m sure you do as well. So to give our newest device a proper introduction in the presence of as many industry influencers as possible, we will be holding unveiling events in six global cities on May 27 and May 28.” Stay tuned to the website for more information on LG G3.