The month of June could see the clash of LG and Samsung as both companies are reported to be announcing flagship smartphones with QHD (2,560 x 1,440 pixels) displays.
According to The Korea Herald, Samsung is planning to unveil the 5.2-inch Galaxy S5 Prime with a QHD display in June. The company is reportedly conducting interoperability test at the moment to test its readiness for the market. A previous report by SamMobile also claimed that the Galaxy S5 Prime will sport a metallic chassis.
LG has sent out media invites for launch events in six cities (London, New York, San Francisco, Seoul, Singapore and Istanbul) on 27 and 28 May, where it is expected to announce its next flagship smartphone, the G3. The G3 is said to come with a QHD display too and will be available in the global market within a month after it rolls out in Korea.
An anonymous source also told the publication that high costs and difficulties in making the QHD OLED display prevented Samsung from fitting one in the Galaxy S5. Therefore, it is likely that the Galaxy S5 Prime will be rolled out in small quantities.
It is noteworthy to mention that both Korean companies are not the first to bring QHD displays to the consumer market. Chinese phone maker Vivo announced the first smartphone with a QHD display in December 2013, followed by Oppo in March with its 5.5-inch Find 7.