LG G3 rumored to have eye-popping 2K display

The LG G2 might not be that old at all, but that doesn't mean that it's not time to be looking at the next iteration and what might very well be an insane display. It's been rumored for a while that the next iteration of smartphones would up the ante from a pretty well pixel dense 1080p displays to super pixel dense 2K displays, and now it's looking like the LG G3 might be one of the first such phones. According to Ubergizmo, the upcoming G2 successor has a screen somewhere in the neighborhood of 5.2-to-5.5-inches with an eye-popping 2560x1440 resolution.

While some smaller manufacturers have announced phones with such displays, none of the larger players have. This is our first look at a smartphone that's said to have a 1440p display, which at the rumored screen sizes would give it a pixel density between 534ppi and 565ppi. The resolution is revealed by a purported AnTuTu Benchmark screenshot on the phone in question above.

That sort of screen size makes sense for an LG G3. The HTC One M8 has a 5-inch display, while the Samsung Galaxy S5 has a 5.1-inch display. That said, neither of those manufacturers bothered crossing the threshold beyond 1080p with their 2014 flagship launches, and their pixel density is still at a thoroughly respectable +430ppi.

At this point a 2K 1440p display would purely be for bragging rights. There's little practical benefit to an end user, especially given the 77% increase in pixel count and increase in manufacturing cost from such a panel. So we recommend setting aside a few grains of salt here — this isn't a guarantee that the LG G3 will have a 2K display, or that we'll even see a 2K display at all this year.