Samsung and LG rumored to release 1080p smartphones early next year

Korean newspaper MK News is reporting that both Samsung and LG are planning to release smartphones with 1080p displays sometime during the first half of 2013. HTC has already beaten everyone to the punch with its J Butterfly handset, which features a 5-inch 1080p screen, so it seems Samsung and LG aren't in too big of a hurry.

We ended up feasting our own eyes on Sharp's 5-inch 1080p display technology earlier this month at CEATEC, and we were pretty impressed with the 443ppi that the screens offered. LG also outed their own 1080p display back in May. Could this be the same display that we'll see in upcoming LG smartphones next year?

However, Samsung and LG may not be the only ones working on a 1080p smartphone currently. If the leaks are true, Sony may also be working on one as well. We're taking that one specifically with a grain of salt, but we wouldn't be surprised if more and more companies jumped on the 1080p wagon anyway at some point.

Samsung is said to be sticking with AMOLED for their upcoming 1080p handsets, while LG will use LCD. While the possibility of these two companies working on 1080p smartphones is just a rumor, we'd be surprised if companies weren't moving toward 1080p in the near future, so we're almost positive we'll hear from Samsung and LG soon about what they have to offer next.

[via MK News]