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LG creates five-inch full HD LCD display for smartphones

updated 06:53 am EDT, Mon May 28, 2012

LG smartphone display uses AH-IPS to reach 440ppi

LG Display has introduced a full HD LCD screen for smartphones. The new display packs a higher pixels-per-inch count than the 326ppi Retina Display used on the iPhone, and is a 30 percent increase compared to LG's own 4.5-inch predecessor. Based on an Advanced High Performance In-Plane Switching (AH-IPS) technology, the screen can push out 440ppi at a resolution of 1920x1080. The previous 4.5-inch LG screen could only muster 329ppi and a resolution of 1280x720, by comparison. A wide viewing angle, stable display image and rapid response speed when touched is claimed by LG, with a brighter light transmission and low power consumption to help with outdoor viewing.

With claims that LG and others are involved with making a four-inch display for the next iPhone, speculation may turn to how Apple and other phone manufacturers will take advantage of this display. However, it is currently only available in a five-inch size at this time and will more than likely find a home on an Android flagship device sooner. If Apple was to employ it at all, it would be more likely to find its way into a large iPod touch, which has been previously rumored on occasions.

The four-inch full HD LCD panel is expected to be out during the third or fourth quarter this year, with a demonstration at SID 2012 Display Week in Boston from June 4.

By Electronista Staff


  1. ludachrs

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    which phone

    uses this screen, i'm ready to purchase.

  1. DaJoNel

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    Very nice

    And not made by Samsung.

  1. hayesk

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    Once you hit "retina-class" is there any point in going beyond? Is a 1000 dpi screen better than a 500 dpi screen if you can't see the difference?

  1. facebook_Terrin

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    As haysesk said, why anybody care what the pixel density is after a device reaches retina class? By definition a retina display is one in which the pixel density is so small the retina can't see the pixels. So packing more pixels in doesn't improve the experience for the end user. Adding more pixels might even cause an unneeded hit to battery life.

  1. gmhafiz

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    Laser printer dpi

    This new display and retina display is still within inkjet printer range of dpi.

    Laser printer is between 600-1800ppi. Any higher dpi to reach print quality is welcomed.


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