What’s going to be the first smartphone you own that features a quad HD, 1440p, 2K display? While we’ve heard about efforts from a few OEMs with varying degrees of presence in Southeast Asia, we’re still waiting for word of the first such phone from a brand with big appeal in the West, too. Samsung was a contender for a while, but then the GS5 arrived with another 1080p panel, and the company has since shot down rumors suggesting that a “premium” QHD GS5 was still in the works. Who else is still in the running? Rather than waiting until late summer, we’ve been hearing that LG might introduce the G3 much earlier this year, and maybe even as soon as June. We looked at a UAProf yesterday that seemed to offer support for the idea of the G3 getting a 2560 x 1440 screen, and now we have screenshot to check out, similarly confirming that very high-res display.
We’ve scaled things down for the sake of layout and bandwidth, but follow through that source link and you’ll see the original 2560 x 1440 images. On the surface, both appear legitimate enough – it’s clear we’re not simply looking at enlarged 1080p shots, for instance – but then again, it’s not like either would be incredibly difficult to fabricate.
While keeping in mind that it’s difficult to positively authenticate these, we’re open to considering them as part of the growing collection of evidence in favor of a 1440p screen on the G3. In the end, we may be led astray, much as we were with the GS5, but until we see some hard evidence to the contrary, this seems as good a theory as any – certainly LG’s been a high-res leader before, getting an early start with 720p.