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LG G4 tipped to land with 3K display

A mystery LG device touting a mega 3K display has been unearthed in a leaked Verizon document.

The handset, tagged up under the model number LG-VS999, touts a screen resolution of 1620 x 2880, as reported by MyLGPhones.

Premium smartphones up until this point have typically used full HD 1080p or 2K displays, which marks this new device as assuredly pricy.

Such a high-resolution screen seems fitting only for a flagship model, which puts this particular panel firmly in LG G4 territory.

What’s more, the LG G3’s model number was LG-VS985, which means the -999 model number on this new device could very well signal a G4 sequel.

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But do we really need a smartphone to boast such a high resolution display? Many would argue no, as higher resolution display panels demand significantly more juice from batteries.

The rise of low-cost VR could create a push for higher resolution screens however, as the smartphone-based tech requires handsets to be placed mere centimetres from your retinas, making every pixel count.

It’s worth noting that Verizon often demands handset modifications from manufacturers to sell on its service, to differentiate its devices from other network providers.

This could very well be an example of that, especially as a previous leak suggested that the AT&T LG G4 would come with a slightly lower 1440 x 2560 screen resolution.

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