LG Display reveals 5.5 inch Quad HD panel with the highest resolution and pixel density on a smartphone display

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On Wednesday morning, LG Display announced the first Quad HD AH-IPS LCD display for smartphones. The Korean based company, which brought the first FHD panel for smartphones in 2012, says that the new display offers a 5.5 inch screen with resolution of 1440 x 2560. That would work out to a pixel density of 538ppi and would be 70ppi higher than the industry leading 468ppi experienced by HTC One users.

According to LG Display, the new screen would contain 4 times the pixels used on an HD screen (720 x 1280) and would result in a clearer picture. Colors will be more vivid and viewers will notice an improvement in contrast. The panel will bring “Blu-ray equivalent video” to the smartphone screen. In addition, the screen will allow web browser on a smartphone to view full PC-version web pages without distortion to the image. FHD panels allow viewers to see 3/4 of a PC-version web page. Speaking of no distortion, zooming in on an image will bring distortion-free, sharp text to the smartphone screen.

The new LG Quad HD panel is the slimmest and narrowest panel in the world. It will be only 1.21mm thin with a 1.2mm bezel measured in LCD modules (LCM). It is 12% thinner than LG Display’s 5.2 inch FHD screen released last month. The screen is also bright with a reading of 430 nit.

“LG Display, which pioneered the high resolution mobile market with introduction of the world’s first Full HD smartphone panel in 2012, again opens new possibilities with the successful application of QHD technology. With this breakthrough, LG Display will continue to raise new standards for mobile resolution and lead the mobile display market.”-Dr. Byeong-koo Kim, Vice President, LG Display’s IT and Mobile Development Group

LG didn’t announce when the panels might be ready to ship. At this point in time, they offer the highest resolution and pixel density available for a smartphone screen.



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