AT&T LG E940 boasting 1080p full HD display pops up in GLBenchmark


With the infamous “quad-core wars” of 2012 drawing to a close, it looks like we’re now entering into the next great spec war — full HD 1080p displays. HTC officially started the latest trend after they were first to the US market with the HTC Droid DNA launching on Verizon Wireless last month with a 1080p SCLD3 display (despite Verizon keeping mum on the new tech in their latest commercial).

As predicted — and some have feared — other manufacturers are already following suit. Today, we’re seeing a new device from South Korean manufacturer LG popup in a benchmark, boasting a eye bleeding 1080p display. The device, known by the codename LG E940, is apparently the AT&T version of the Korea-only LG F240K, launching later this year on KT Telecom (Nexus 4 is the E960).

While a benchmark doesn’t give us much of an indication on potential release dates, we’d expect the LG E940 to launch sometime in early 2013, shortly after it’s Korean counterpart. I think this all but guarantees Samsung will launch a similar resolution display with the Galaxy S4. Not because they want to (or even because consumers demand it), but because that’s where competition is headed.

How are you feeling about a 1080p displays coming soon to an Android near you? Do you feel like it’s a bit of overkill? I can tell you that after playing with the HTC Droid DNA for a few minutes, it made even real life feel like “low res.” I’m sold.


Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. I think I’ll be quite content with my N4… when I get it. Timely updates and development support are still important.

  2. LG just released like 10 phones, this is the dumbest thing I ever read.

    They should focus on putting LTE in the Nexus 4 so the other half of the US population can buy it instead of fucking us over.

    1. Your anger is misplaced. I don’t think it was LG’s decision to forgo LTE in the Nexus 4, in fact, it had the chip already in it. Google’s the one that decides what they want in the hardware, so maybe you should blame them?

      And FYI, nobody beats Samsung when it comes to releasing millions of devices in various hardware configurations.

      1. #notsoscumbagchrischavez

        Your duties are relieved

    2. Or you could stop crying and get a real carrier.

  3. 1080p screens are definitely welcome to me, I just received a Nexus 4 so it will be awhile until I upgrade again, but I never had an issue with progress. I just hope the number resolution won’t hurt battery life too much. Which is still my bigger beef with every phone out there. I honestly rather get a device that is a bit thinker than 7 mm and have a battery that lasts for 2 days. I remember back when Nokia released the 8100, that the battery on this thing lasted me a week, if course I am doing much more on my phone nowadays, but not making it through a day of heavy use is definitely a bummer.

  4. I welcome 1080p as long as it comes with a good enough battery to let me use the device for a prolong amount of time during the day and if its removable even better. For those days when I’m no where near a charger like on the weekends and I can just swap out the drained battery.

  5. 1080p is part of the evolution

  6. Android phones are so expensive because of the specs, latest technology and innovation.

    iPhones are so expensive because of all the environmental fees from all the old spec recycling that Apple does.

  7. 1080p and I have to make myself look at this screen of my lowly Note 2. 1080p doesn’t impress me. Battery life does. I’ll give up those extra pixels that I can’t see for more time before I am forced to plug in.

  8. HD screen in a phone – I’m not saying the screen isn’t nice, but its not HD – that’s just a gimmick name to hype up the next big thing.

  9. Please elaborate isn’t 1080p high def?

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