LG reveals 5 inch smartphone screen with Retina display besting pixel density of 440ppi
The new panel has a 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio and is a major improvement over the previous 4.5 inch panel which had 720p resolution and pixel density of 329ppi. Additionally, the new 5 inch display is 2.2 times denser in pixels and offers 30% more pixels per inch. And the AH-IPS technology used on the display makes individual pixels impossible for the naked eye to pick out allowing for precise reproduction of color. You might think that a panel that offers a brighter display would use more battery power, but no, that is not the case with the new LG display. The screen consumes less battery power than other displays in its class. The display will be released during the second half of this year.
Seoul, Korea (May 28, 2012) – LG Display [NYSE: LPL, KRX: 034220], a leading manufacturer of thin-film transistor liquid crystal display, introduced today a 5" Full HD LCD panel for smartphones – the highest resolution mobile panel to date. Allowing smartphone users to view Full HD content in the same quality as on TVs and monitors, LG Display and its new panel significantly advances the cloud computing experience widely considered the next major internet trend.
LG Display's 5" Full HD LCD panel is a step forward past existing mobile display technology. The LCD panel based on AH-IPS (Advanced High Performance In-Plane Switching) technology features 440ppi and 1920x1080 resolution, providing for the first time Full HDTV quality on a smartphone. With 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio, the panel is also 0.5 inches larger, 2.2 times denser in pixels, and 1.3 times more advanced in ppi than the preceding 4.5" panel at 329ppi and 1280x720.
"As smartphones become increasingly valued for how well they do multimedia and with the rapid growth of LTE enabling faster large file transfers, our new 5" Full HD LCD panel is certain to prove a significant asset to the mobile market," said Sang-Deok Yeo, CTO and Executive Vice President of LG Display. "With the world's highest resolution smartphone display, LG Display continues to remain a step ahead in developing the most innovative in display technology products."
The display solution of choice for smart devices, LG Display's AH-IPS is the technology behind the new Full HD LCD display. With the high density of AH-IPS, the naked eye is unable to distinguish between individual pixels. AH-IPS panels also express the original color of images highly precisely, and feature a wide viewing angle as well as stable display image and rapid response speed when touched. Finally, with its brighter light transmission and lower power consumption, AH-IPS is ideal for use in outdoor settings.
The 5" Full HD LCD panel from LG Display is expected to be released during the second half of this year, and will be on exhibit for the first time at SID 2012 Display Week in Boston starting June 4.
3. AppleConspiracy posted on 28 May 2012, 02:32 5 0
With so great pixel density, it could be possible to watch HD movies in same way we watch them on a big screen by using an accessory in form of special magnifying glasses in which you could place your smartphone as a image source.
Long time ago we used to do this with photo slides by viewing them with pocket magnifier. Slides have extreme image density - about 20 Mpix worth of detail on a 35 mm format, and with these magnifying glasses it gives an impression we are watching wall-projected image of couple of meters in diagonal and couple of meters away from us.
With this kind of high-density screen, similar possibility could emerge.
10. BattleBrat posted on 28 May 2012, 03:10 1 3
So we're just going to park our phones Wall E style infront of a magnifying glass, is that it?
4. GeekMovement posted on 28 May 2012, 02:37 2 0
so awesome good job LG hope you make great phones again.
5. pokharkarsaga posted on 28 May 2012, 02:44 2 0
the more pixels in a display,the more clearer and crisper images.so smartphones have started beating up computer hd displays and hd televisions.i want to see this in computer hd displays and hd televisions too.smartphone techonolgies are really smarter than that of computer desktop technologies.i think so smartphones are diverting attention of manufacturers and consumers from that of desktops and laptops,because they are more innovative.
9. AppleConspiracy posted on 28 May 2012, 02:58 4 0
There are many reasons why this high-density thing didn't came to desktop PCs and HDTVs.
There were extremely high PPI desktop monitors even 10 years ago, but industry rejected them because of hardware limitations.
The greatest reason is that OS-es are not designed for scalable densities and other reason is that gaming industry would suffer as there are not many graphic processors to fluidly drive modern games on such extreme resolution that aren't even supported yet.
For pixel density above 300 PPI on a 24" screen, you need extreme resolution that surpasses 25 megapixels (for instance 7680x4320 px) - no way you can drive that with commercial graphics processors.
21. darac posted on 28 May 2012, 04:50 2 0
still doesn't explain why expensive, powerful ultrabooks are only about to get full hd screens!
and then when the next apple macbook pro comes out with retina, then all will be like, oh wait.. it's retarded
24. AppleConspiracy posted on 28 May 2012, 05:10 3 0
IT industry is very slow and inert when it comes to this. I was questioning myself that question for almost a decade - why the hell they don't employ greater resolution and, even more important, why they didn't implement IPS or VA screen technologies where they needed the most?
The answer is - market situation, that reflects the industrial and technological capacities.
Apple changed that, but only because it outsell anything before it, and therfore Industry was forced to follow it. Now it looks like Apple is great inventor, but it isn't. It just has the power (seductive one) to set new standards for Industry.
26. neutralguy posted on 28 May 2012, 07:39 0 4
it really doesnt mean that a smartphone is smarter than a laptop because of ppi's remember, not even the most advance smartphone today, like SGS3, can match a laptop when it comes to multitask.
8. jove39 posted on 28 May 2012, 02:53 0 0
OK...now build a nice phone with it...hyper phone may be!
12. Bluesky02 posted on 28 May 2012, 03:26 2 0
LG is improving, hope they improve their Android consumer experience too.
13. cGmC11 posted on 28 May 2012, 03:28 3 1
This is the display in the next Google RAZR Nexus with Jelly Bean... made by Motorola!
19. jy20051992 posted on 28 May 2012, 03:45 10 0
don't forget about porns on 440 pixel LCD , excellent
20. WinC76 posted on 28 May 2012, 04:46 0 0
Wasn't expecting this stuff til next year but wow, that's pretty impressive.
22. darac posted on 28 May 2012, 04:51 3 0
this is the screen that will go into that rumored HTC 5-INCH QUAD CORE S4 MADNESS of a phone.
23. GuiltyBystander posted on 28 May 2012, 05:01 2 1
Wow, LG, you just raised the bar too high.
I now have very high expectations for the Galaxy Note 2.
27. Suts_97 posted on 28 May 2012, 08:08 0 4
That's great, but I thought our eyes can't distinguish between 330 ppi n 440 ppi, because it is too high, isn't that true?
35. Guest_star posted on 28 May 2012, 15:40 1 0
maybe, but with higher ppi comes crisper image, and it ads a sense of depth to pictures on screen so it looks 3D-ish, it should look astonishing, specially because it is IPS LCD with 440 ppi :D
31. Suts_97 posted on 28 May 2012, 12:42 1 0
Even Samsung revealed flexible displays, but it haven't make it to the devices yet, so let's not be too excited with this because by the time it releases, it may be a standard for flagship phones to have screen resolutions above 400 ppi.
36. Guest_star posted on 28 May 2012, 15:41 1 0
it is said it will come on second half of the year so yeah it is preaty much great job by LG, the oficial presentation is on 4th of june so we will see it soon enough
39. rudlie posted on 28 May 2012, 23:21 1 0
samsung announced flexible display first but LG will produce it first. samsung always left behind by LG :) LOL
33. KingKurogiii posted on 28 May 2012, 13:18 0 0
it's easy to get excited about an amazing display like this but every phone with this kind of display will need a huge battery to power it.
37. Mitchel posted on 28 May 2012, 19:23 1 1
It's time for Samsung to release the HD SUPER AMOLED PLUS display.. lol
38. rudlie posted on 28 May 2012, 23:19 1 0
excellent innovation. samsung getting more left behind by LG. super amoled tech will never get higher resolution.
40. Chronos posted on 28 May 2012, 23:23 0 0
LG might end up becoming a serious contender this year if the company ends up releasing a smartphone in the Fall using one of these screens, along with 2 gb of RAM.
43. Fallout09 posted on 29 May 2012, 09:27 0 1
No thanks.... Historicly LG phones have been crap.
42. 1ceTr0n posted on 28 May 2012, 23:51 0 0
Gonna take more then that to make me give up my Note
44. remixfa posted on 29 May 2012, 09:37 0 0
I bet that screen is gonna be pretty.
I doubt we need that much PPI at 5 inches, but if it comes with reduced power over current tech, ill take it. However, this better only come with top end A15 chips or its going to start eating up framerates.