With the Samsung Galaxy S4, the iPhone 6, the Motorola X Phone and the HTC M7 release dates all in the pipeline, 2013 is looking like one of the most exciting years in the history of the Smartphone. As the world waits with baited breath to find out just what will be sent our way in the post-next-generation Smartphone era, more and more details are creeping out about the handsets we could once only dream of.
Today for example sees what most will dub as good as confirmation as to the specs and features we can expect from the LG Optimus G Pro, with the details having apparently been leaked purely by accident by LG themselves. According to the image which has already gone viral the world over, the LG Optiums G Pro – the souped-up version of the Current Optimus G – will launch with a 1.7GHz quad-core processor, 32GB or storage, 2GB of RAM, 4G LTE connectivity and a superb 3,000mAh battery.
Perhaps most impressively of all, the Optimus G Pro will also launch with a 5-inch true HD display, packing in 1,920 by 1,080 pixels.
With regard to release dates, chances are the Optimus G Pro will be unveiled at next month’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, though could technically arrive with something of a soft-launch prior to the event.
Meanwhile, Huawei has announced what it calls a “Super Retina” display toting Smartphone, which packs a remarkable 443ppi resolution into the 5-inch screen of the Ascend D2. Such a pixel density surpasses that of the HTC Droid DNA and frankly wipes the floor with the iPhone’s Retina panel. CES also saw the introduction of the 5-inch ZTE Grand S and Sony Xperia Z, while the HTC M7 continues to surface in various leaks and likewise promises to launch with a 5-inch panel.
Notice something of a pattern emerging here?
Yep…5-inches is well and truly the new standard to expect from Smartphone screens and anything less than full 1080p HD is beginning to look like yesterday’s news.
Prepare for an influx of packet-busters as the year goes on!