Mobile Mondays: Lumia, Nexus And 4K Displays

October has been very good to the tech community with announcements left and right from different tech companies including Nokia, Sony and Apple. And as we close this month with the last Mobile Mondays segment of October, we see more things to look forward to with leaks and rumours of new handsets and the introduction of a new technology that will revolutionise the way we use our smartphones.

 

October has been very good to the tech community with announcements left and right from different tech companies including Nokia, Sony and Apple. And as we close this month with the last Mobile Mondays segment of October, we see more things to look forward to with leaks and rumours of new handsets and the introduction of a new technology that will revolutionise the way we use our smartphones.

To start off, a new Lumia handset was leaked yesterday through a video posted on WP-centric forum WPCentral. The video shows a Verizon bound Lumia 929 that features parts made from aluminium just like the phone it’s supposed to replace – the Lumia 925.

The handset will allegedly feature a 5-inch display with 1080p resolution. The bigger screen will also mean that this handset will have the same 3-column tile configuration as with the two phablets that Nokia announced last week – the Lumia 1520 and Lumia 1320. The phone is also expected to pack the same 20MP PureView camera used in the 925.

Meanwhile, more news about the Nexus surfaced this week. But this time, it’s not about the Nexus 5, but rather about the current Nexus 4. As it turns out, an LTE version of the Nexus 4 maybe in the works.

A recent document regarding the device’s Bluetooth certification adds details to the rumours. According to the file submitted last week, the device is the LG-E960 with the device description LGE LTE Mobile Phone (LG-E960). The device is expected to retail for around $300 (16GB version) while the upcoming Nexus 5 will cost $400 for the 16GB model.

Lastly, we have Japan Display’s new QHD screens. The company unveiled last week a pair of ultra-high-definition displays for smartphones. The new panels has a screen resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels and is available as a 5.4-inch model with a pixel density of 543ppi; and a 6.2-inch model with 473ppi (pixels per inch).

Both screens will have a very thin bezel at around 1mm and will support wide viewing angles as much as 160 degrees. The screens will also feature LTPS (Low Temperature Poly Silicon) technology that keeps power consumption under control.

The 5.4-inch screen will measure at 69.59 x 126.67 x 1.12mm and will have a 1500:1 contrast ration. The 6.2-inch version on the other hand will measure 80.18 x 146.7 x 1.65mm and will offer a 1000:1 contrast ratio.

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