Samsung and LG Smartphone Rumors Heat Up

Posted Mon Jan 20, 2014 at 11:00 AM PST by

Possible release dates and details about the companies' upcoming mobile devices are starting to leak.

New information about Samsung's Galaxy S5 and LG's G Pro 2 and G3 are making the rounds. According to numerous sources, Samsung's latest Galaxy smartphone is being prepped for a March or April release, and LG's new offerings will likely be available around that time as well.

Though official details about the Galaxy S5 have not been announced, Samsung revealed a few tidbits to Bloomberg. According to the report, the company is considering using eye-scanner technology in the new device and will apply a "back to basics" approach for the design, hoping to distinguish the smartphone from its predecessors.

Meanwhile, new rumors trickling out of Korean news sites indicate that LG's upcoming smartphones could use Quad HD screens with a resolution of 2560X1440. The company first announced that it was developing Quad HD smartphone panels back in August, but no specific models were revealed at that time. Now, it looks like the G Pro 2 could be the first mobile device from LG to sport a 1440p display. Likewise, the LG G3 smartphone is also expected to use a Quad HD screen as well.

Official specs, pricing, and release dates for Samsung and LG's upcoming handsets have not been announced, but full details are expected to be unveiled at the Mobile World Congress at the end of February.

Sources: Digital Trends, Bloomberg

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