Along with becoming larger, smartphone displays are showing off great pixel density these days. The iPhone 4S touts 326 pixel per inch; while the most recent Samsung Galaxy S III comes with a 4.8-inch display with a competitive 306 ppi. To break all the records, LG Display has come up with a 5-inch panel that features a 440 ppi for greater image clarity. Of course, the LG Display falls short to Toshiba’s recent 6-inch display with 498 ppi. But it becomes exceptional thanks to its 5-inch size, which is more suitable for consumer gadgets than a 6-inch screen.
Of course, the new 5-inch HD display from LG is a step forward from the company’s existing mobile display, the AH-IPS (Advanced High Performance In-Plane Switching). As per LG, it is the highest resolution mobile display ever and it helps users view Full HD video content in the same clarity of high-end monitors and TVs. Naked eyes won’t detect the pixels of the screen, which will be the next major internet trend. The display offers 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution; that means phones will for the first time bring Full HDTV quality. The LG display further offers 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio.
When compared to the earlier 4.5-inch panel from LG, the new 5-inch HD display is 1.3 times advanced in pixel density and 2.2 times denser in pixels, touts the South Korean display firm. In occasion of increased multimedia use of smartphones with high speed internet connectivity, the new 5-inch Full HD LCD display is certainly an asset for both product developers and consumers, says Sang-Deok Yeo, LG Display’s CTO and Executive VP in the press release. Building the world’s highest resolution smartphone panel, LG wishes to stay atop of the market in producing more innovation in display technologies.
Further, the new Full HD 5-inch panel can provide wide viewing angles, increased brightness and quick response times. Being a 5-inch panel, we can certainly see the display on a variety of handsets in near future. So far, there is a growing momentum towards devices with large screens. After the success of Samsung’s 5.3-inch Galaxy Note, several other devices with 5 plus inch displays came out. They include LG Optimus Vu, Lenovo LePad S2005 and more.
Besides these ‘phablets,’ the regular smartphones have also started to get large displays. HTC’s latest One X Android phone has a 4.7-inch display, Samsung’s Galaxy S 3, as noted above, has a 4.8-inch display and Samsung’s own Galaxy Nexus has a 4.65-inch screen. In short, with the smartphone industry has just turned to get large displays, LG’s new 5-inch panel will appear on many handsets. Developers mightn’t hesitate to launch a handset with greater image clarity using the new 5-inch LCD display. It is where LG outdoes its competitor Toshiba with the world’s highest resolution display, analysts think.