LG E940 with 1080p display leaks battle with Droid DNA imminent

first_imgMove over Retina, the 1080p smartphone army is preparing an all out charge. The newest recruit is the LG E940, an unannounced model that has popped up in benchmark databases ahead of its impending launch.The E940 is built around the Optimus G (pictured above) foundation, and that’s not a bad starting point for a new hero phone. The Optimus G has torn up the benchmark charts with its 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor and Adreno 320 GPU.The E940’s 1920×1080 resolution of will demand a bit more than the Optimus G’s toned-down 1280×768 display, and battery life will likely take a slight hit. The HTC Droid DNA — which sports very similar hardware to the E940 — lags about 25% behind the Optimus G in terms of endurance. LG could compensate by stuffing a few extra mAh into E940 perhaps even sacrificing a few millimeters of thinness. It’s an approach that worked well for Motorola with Droid Razr Maxx, which continues to dominate competitors when it comes to batter life.No official details have been released about the E940 yet, but it’s also thought that a Korea-only version (the LG F240K) will be launching before the end of 2012. The E940 notes from GLBenchmark show that it’s being tested on AT&T’s network, so it’s possible that it will make its debut in the U.S. some time early next year — once the folks in LG’s back yard have been given first crack.The E940 will join the Droid DNA and Oppo Find 5 in bringing 1080P displays to the U.S. smartphone market, and there’s no doubt other manufacturers will follow suit. Samsung certainly seems like a safe bet, especially since the Galaxy S4 should be surfacing in the next few months.via PhoneArenalast_img read more