1440p Showing Up as a YouTube Quality Option on the LG G3

We are starting to see 1440p as a quality option in YouTube for Android, as long as the video uploader has made their videos available at that resolution. Back in June, the YouTube Android app received an update that first introduced quality settings, but at the time was limited to a max setting of 720p. As June rolled on, users started to see 1080p pop-up, but this is the first time we are seeing 1440p.

As you can imagine, I am only seeing the 1440p option on my LG G3, since it has a display resolution that can actually handle a video with that type of quality. On my Nexus 5 and HTC One (M8), 1080p is the top option. (more…)

ZTE’s 5″ Grand S Features 1080p Display, Will Be Unveiled at CES


It’s confirmed! 2013 is actually spelled “1080.” At this year’s CES, we are sure to see a ton of devices sporting 1080p displays, but according to the newest leaks, add ZTE’s Grand S to the list as confirmed. Other than its 5″ display and uni-body design, not much else is known about the Grand S beyond its tagline, “the world’s thinnest for 5 inch FHD smartphones.”

Will we ever see it on a US carrier? My money is on it being on a smaller carrier and not making its way to any of the big four. But if it did, would ZTE interest anybody? In terms of brand recognition, I can’t say they have much going here in the U.S.

Via: Engadget

Verizon’s New HTC DROID DNA Commercial Finally Mentions 1080p Display


Verizon and HTC continue to upgrade “yourself” in this latest commercial for the DROID DNA. In it, they decide to finally touch on the phone’s most important selling feature, the 1080p display, something they failed to do in the opening spot.

Can someone explain to me how a man sitting in a futuristic laboratory chair with a phone plugged into his chest would make anyone want to buy said phone?

Mysterious LG Device LG-F240K Gets Benchmarked, Sports a 1080p Display

I wouldn’t say that we are surprised by this, but according to a benchmark over at GLBenchmark, LG is testing a new smartphone with a 1080p display. HTC already has one in the DROID DNA, Samsung will reportedly unveil their new 1080p HD Super AMOLED displays at CES in January, and Sony has mentioned the idea, so why shouldn’t LG join in on the fun? This is where display tech in smartphones is going, after all.  (more…)

Larger HTC DROID DNA Picture Leaks Through Twitter

If the last picture of the HTC DROID DNA that leaked last week was too small for your liking, then feast your eyes on this big beauty. Nothing new is necessarily revealed, but we do get a closer and cleaner look at the bottom port, red striping up the side, front camera placement, hardware navigation buttons, DROID red eye, and big 5″ 1080p display. It looks nice.

The phone should definitely be a beast, we’re just wondering what HTC is going to do to get customers to buy it over the Galaxy Note 2. Samsung has moved beyond hardware and into fine-tuning their software to help sell devices, however, HTC hasn’t shown yet that it is willing to do that. Sure, the 1080p display is the first of its kind and will likely look incredible, but is a 1080p display enough to win your vote?

Via:  @evleaks

HTC Announces the J Butterfly for Japan – 5″ 1080p Display, Quad-core Processor, and Fingers Crossed for Verizon

You know the HTC “dlx” or 5″ 1080p Verizon phone that we have been talking about for months now? HTC just announced it for Japan as the J Butterfly, and it looks stunning.

The device does indeed sport a 5″ Super LCD 3 1080p display (440ppi), Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor, LTE, Jelly Bean (Android 4.1), 16GB internal storage, 2GB RAM, 8MP rear camera, 2.1MP front camera, 2020mAh battery, and a microSD card slot. The J Butterfly weighs 140g and is 9.1mm thick. For Japan, it will come in 3 colors:  red, white and black. HTC is expecting to launch it in December. (more…)

Sharp Begins Full-scale Production of 5-inch 1080p Smartphone Displays With 443ppi

Today, Sharp announced that they will begin full-scale production of new 5-inch HD 1080p LCD panels for smartphones in the month of October. The panels will sport one of the highest (if not the highest) pixel densities in the world at 448ppi. With a resolution of 1920×1080, a new pixel design, and 1.3 times the pixel density of conventional LCD panels, these are without a doubt, going to blow our minds. The panels will be on display at Sharp’s CEATAC booth, this week.

After reading that, what immediately comes to mind? HTC’s “dlx” aka DROID Incredible X, right? Rumored to carry a 5-inch 1080p display, we may see the device by November if rumors are true. The only worry I would have, is whether or not Sharp can produce enough in time to get this phone out by that rumored November date. I don’t necessarily know the ins and outs of manufacturing times for smartphones, but if they are only starting mass production now, I’d say November would be pushing it. Then again, production on some level actually began in September, so maybe that was for HTC’s new mega-phone.  (more…)