When smartphones moved to having 720p displays, we thought that was impressive. Then, the 1080p displays came along and we were blown away again. It’s debatable whether having any more pixels than 1080p is going to make any difference, but that’s not stopping a couple of Korean juggernauts from pushing the envelope even further.

Word on the street is that Samsung has already started producing displays with an amazing 2560 x 1440 pixel resolution. Some people call this a 2K display (referring to the number of pixels in a vertical column on a portrait-oriented smartphone). Other people are calling it a quad HD display. Whatever you want to call it, the new 5.25-inch AMOLED screen from Samsung gets a pixel density of 559ppi. The “diamond” pixel arrangement already seen in the Galaxy S4 and Note 3 will return here for the rumored Samsung Galaxy S5, said to be launching in 2014.

This is in addition to the existing rumors of the Samsung Galaxy S5 getting a metal casing and powerful eye scanning technology.

Not to be outdone, it looks like LG is joining in on the quad HD 2K madness too. It’s said that LG will be following the LG G2 smartphone with the suitably named LG G3 as its next flagship. We don’t know if they’ll keep those buttons on the back, but there is word that the LG G3 will also get a 1440 x 2560 quad HD display, but this one could come in a 5.5-inch form factor instead, just like the display that LG showed off in August. The rest of the rumored specs include a 16MP camera, eight-core processor and second half of 2014 launch window.

Of course, this will lead many people to wonder about the size and resolution of the display that will inevitably end up on the Apple iPhone 6. But that’s a whole other conversation for another day. And with the same with how people feel about the end of the “spec war” with devices like the Moto X. Would you want a 2K smartphone? Do you think it’ll really make a difference?

Sources: Intomobile and BGR

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