We’ve heard many rumours about the LG G3 over the last few days, but this piece of information definitely seems the most definitive. LG Display announced that its 5.5-inch Quad HD AH-IPD LCD screen has been certified by NEMKO, a Norwegian organization that tests and certifies electrical products.

The exact resolution comes in at 2560×1440 pixels and this is four times higher than your standard high definition display. There is an ultra-slim panel with a mere 1.2 mm thickness and has a 1.15 mm bezel. It will be the slimmest available and 0.05 mm less than panels unveiled last year.

The QHD displays  images in sharper contrast and color than regular screens due to the greater amount of pixels. This concludes that high resolution videos and images in the Blu-ray format can be viewed in a fully realistic and vivid manner. While surfing the internet or working on documents, the display retains the readability of images and letters without distorting them during zooming up .

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“This product fulfills the core qualities of smartphone displays, which are high resolution and slim design, and I believe the consumers can enjoy vivid images that are close to real life with this display,” said Byung-koo Kim, Vice President and Head of LG Display’s IT/Mobile Development Group. “LG Display will continue to maintain technology leadership in the super high-resolution smartphone display market above 500 ppi resolution, which will take off this year.”

While the LG G3 could be the first handset with a QHD display in the U.S., there is speculation that Samsung will come to market a bit earlier with the rumored Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime, offering a 2560×1440 panel of its own. Does 2K resolution mean anything to you in a smartphone? Let us know what you think in the comments.

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