Weeks ahead of the official unveiling of LG's next flagship smartphone, the G4, the company has taken the unusual step of confirming at least one of the rumored features of the device - the size and specification of the (now confirmed 5.5") screen. The company also says it has made a "quantum jump" in terms of brightness, color gamut and contrast ratio.
Sources revealed to Mashable that the 5.5-inch IPS display has a QHD 2,560 x 1,440 pixel resolution and offers a 120 percent color gamut, as well as a 50 percent increase in contrast and a 30-percent increase in brightness compared to "conventional QHD LCD" panels. LG also claims that all of this has been achieved without any increase in power consumption.
For the consumer, this all means deeper blacks, brighter and more accurate colors, and in general it means better picture quality in bright conditions. In addition, the flagship will also feature "AIT" or "Advanced In-Cell Touch" technology which offers increased touch sensitivity and works even when you have water drops on the screen.
Several other specifications were leaked a few days ago through GFX Bench which showed a 1.8GHz hexa-core Snapdragon 808 with a Adreno 418 GPU, 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal storage, a 16-megapixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel front camera.
All that is left to reveal is if it will also feature a curved display or design, similar to what the leaked image above shows, and - of course - confirmation of the rumored specs when LG unveils it with its April 28th London event.