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Rumor: LG to Introduce 5.5-inch 1080p Phone, Edge-to-Edge Design, and 7-Inch High-res Tablet at CES

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According to a report out of GSMArena, LG has some major things planned for CES, next week. In the past year, CES took a back seat in the mobile world to other  conferences like MWC or to companies deciding to hold their own solo press events. But if this rumor becomes a reality, LG may steal the show on a mobile front, as the rest of the big dogs like Motorola, Samsung, and HTC have yet to hint at much of a smartphone presence for this year’s show. 

Beyond the new Google TV products that LG has been teasing, this report suggests that we may also see a 4.7″ edge-to-edge phone with a bezel that measures in around 1mm. Up until this point, Motorola and its RAZR M have led the edge-to-edge phone battle, but it was only a matter of time before someone else stepped into the arena.

Along with this new phone, this rumor suggests that LG will introduce a phone-tablet hybrid device, much like a Galaxy Note 2, but with a 5.5″ 1080p display and 403ppi. At this point, the DROID DNA by HTC is the only phone that can come close to that high of a pixel density.

Last, LG will reportedly show off a 7″ tablet with a 1920×1200 resolution with 324ppi. If true, this wouldn’t be a bad move for LG to make. The 7″ tablet market blew up this year, so if they want to make a splash, this may be a smart move. Well, assuming they can price it at a rock bottom level.

We aren’t sure where this info originated from, so take it as nothing more than a rumor for now.

Thoughts? Ready to give LG a shot?

Via:  GSMArena | BGR

  • Butters619

    A 1920 x 1080 7″ tablet would be good for me. Native 1080p resolution sounds good.

  • Kyle Cordiano

    A 7 inch with a full HD display is a waste. 1280*800 is good and plenty. How much will the 7 inch cost? $399? It will not sell.

  • yungqb7

    I’m sorry LG, but I seriously can not trust you again with phones. The Nexus does not count because it’s a Nexus. All my phones that I have had with Verizon so far have been LG, this current one being an android. I love what android can do as an OS, but LG has really given me a crappy experience even with rooting. I will wait for the next flagship phone from Samsung.

    • http://twitter.com/KCBluesmann Chris Schweiger

      I’m with you yungqb7, LG has great hardware crap support. There is nothing like a company shooting itself in the foot.

  • Terry

    The Droid DNA still has a higher PPI (440ppi) versus this unannounced 5.5″ LG phone with 403ppi. Just saying…

  • TheRealKingOfAllMedia

    I’d like to think LG has learned its lesson over the last couple years and is really trying to do the right thing. The Optimus G and Nexus 4 are good examples. Noted updates are in the works to bring their other phones up to ICS at least.

    LG deserves a second look so I, for one, am optimistic for 2013; LG will do some good stuff.

    Now if we were talking about Nokia or RIM then that’s a different story. More good hardware with not so good software.

  • Barbacoa

    Great LG promises to release more garbage onto us… Maybe they should stick to refrigerators….

    • TheRealKingOfAllMedia

      more garbage like the Optimus G and Nexus 4? I’ll take some of that garbage please.

      • http://www.hypable.com/ Joshua Nealey

        You really don’t feel like the Nexus 4 is a let down? It doesn’t have LTE, it has a back made of glass that cracks like an egg.. it essentially has all the problems we made fun of in the *phone 4S lol. How can we not stick our foot in our mouth when our own Nexus has the faults that the previous gen *phone had.

        • James

          This!

        • TheRealKingOfAllMedia

          Not at all. I use T-Mo in the bay area and get plenty fast speeds. I really don’t care which technology is my bearer as long as the data rates are high enough to stream HD from netflix or amazon. I can do that very well with Nexus as a hot spot to my smartTV.

          Now, people with a Verizon plan are out of luck and that is a let down. But a very large part of the globe is UMTS so Verizon really is small potatoes in that sea.

  • RaptorOO7

    So what is LG going to include for storage and radios on these great devices, 4GB, 8GB and no expansion like they did with the Nexus 4. No thanks, LG! While I want an even better phablet I will simply wait for Samsung to rollout their next Note 3!

    • Diablo81588

      That was Google’s decision, don’t blame LG.

  • Nick

    Why don’t they celebrate the New Years and just produce a whole lot of Nexus 4s instead?

    • http://www.facebook.com/metalmatze1234 Along Came Morgi

      nexus 4S :D

  • Jeremy Martin

    I wonder if they can produce some more Nexus 7′s

    • http://www.facebook.com/metalmatze1234 Along Came Morgi

      they are not. the nexus 7 is from ASUS. get your hate straight

  • http://twitter.com/LiiIiikEaBau5 LiiIiikEaBau5

    Let’s see what’s Samsung and LG is going to present. Look liked Sammy is announcing transparent TV’s.

  • DOAbarrelroll

    This is largely a gripe, but can we please step away from describing devices as having “edge-to-edge” screens? At least until they’re, you know.. edge-to-edge. Or how about this — it’s not within “edge-to-edge” territory unless the bezels are ≤ 0.5mm. Deal?

    • Dave

      It seems to be senseless jargon right now….

      • hkklife

        “Edge to edge” is gonna be to smart phones in 2013 what “120Hz” became for LCD HDTVs in 2012 (iee; an oft-incorrect, usually-overused piece of hyperbole for manufacturers to tout)

  • bigandrew

    The DNA doesn’t “come close” to that ppi, it beats it.

    • Dave

      And a human eye in great condition can only recognize lower than 320 from arm’s length.

      • Seth Schorr

        But who uses there phone or tablet at arm’s length?

        • Evan Wickes

          i always hold my phone at arms length…never closer!!

          • TheDrunkenClam

            I hold my phone with my foot, at leg’s length.

          • Seth Schorr

            You stretch your arm out all the way when using your phone? You have much better eyes than others, I believe. I hold my phone in my hand with my elbow crooked, and the phone is about 12 inches away from my eyes.

        • Dave

          I would say almost everyone holds theirs at ¾ arm length. I’ve never seen anybody hold their phone up to their nose for considerable use.

          • Seth Schorr

            I would say that most people hold their phone at about half their arms length, about 12 inches or so from the eye, not up to their nose.

  • Droidzilla

    LG’s always seems to have had great hardware with crap software (like the G2X when it was released). As much as I adore my Nexus 4, I don’t know that I’d be comfortable purchasing a non-Nexus LG device. Well, other than maybe a washer/dryer set.

    • https://twitter.com/#!/MMcCraryNJ Michael McCrary

      Agreed. LG has always had criminally underrated hardware, with terrible software. That’s why an LG Nexus device is so attractive.

      • http://www.facebook.com/metalmatze1234 Along Came Morgi

        not so the optimus G, reviewers rly liked it, tho i cant tell since its still not available in germany. but would be great if they step up the software, their phones are the sexiest imo

    • Christopher Riner

      Actually, I’ve not gotten to play around with the nexus 4, but what lg has been doing with software has really been what has drawn me to them lately. The unique software features of their optimis g is what opened me up not only to the idea of considering lg as a contender and a possible purchase, but also to the idea that OEM ui’smight have some desirable purpose in this world. Kind of like what Sammy did with the note 2

    • jeesung

      their fridges are nice too :)

  • Akashshr

    Insider leak!
    Optimus 4X 2

  • interstellarmind

    To me, this is a signal that Samsung will truly have a beast of a phone coming out later in 2014

    • Dave

      I bet. They own Android right now anyway. Globally the S3 nearly outsold all devices by Moto, HTC, and LG…..combined.

      • http://twitter.com/iron_wilhelm Mike Duren

        The fact that they are on every carrier doesn’t hurt either. Also at least they make sure they can produce enough supply to keep up with the demand. I’m not a fan of Samsung anything, but if companies like LG want to be taken seriously, they need to show that they are able to produce enough of what people really want.

        • Diablo81588

          Exactly. Global availability is key.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jason.bittner.56 Jason Bittner

    The Nexus 4 might be just what LG needs to turn itself around.

    I for one would like to see more than just Samsung making good Android phones.

  • JMonkeYJ

    the Nexus 4 is great, so i’m definitely open to LG, but it’s still hard to envision buying a non-Nexus device

  • chris125

    Bring that edge to edge device to Verizon

  • http://www.iundco.de/ Peer Linder

    When it only wouldn’t be LG :(

    • Ihatenexus

      If it is anything like the disappointment and disaster, POS that is the Nexus4, then it will be a big fail. Way to start off the new year LG.

      • http://twitter.com/redbullcat Phil Oakley

        The Nexys 4 is awesome, thank you