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LG reveals 5 inch smartphone screen with Retina display besting pixel density of 440ppi

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LG reveals 5 inch smartphone screen with Retina display besting pixel density of 440ppi
LG's new 5 inch display has a higher pixel density than the Apple iPhone 4 and 4S

LG's new 5 inch display has a higher pixel density than the Apple iPhone 4 and 4S

LG has announced the world's first 5 inch Full HD LCD Smartphone panel that offers 1080p resolution and a 440ppi pixel density. The latter easily beats the 330ppi Retina display on the Apple iPhone 4 and Apple iPhone 4S and is made from LCD technology called Advanced High Performance In-Plane Switching (AH-IPS). This technology allows for wider viewing angles, improved brightness and fast response times when touched. The new display is said to give smartphone viewers the same viewing experience as those HD television viewers and those using HD computer monitors.

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.

source: LG
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posted on 28 May 2012, 02:08 5

1. shadez10 (Posts: 386; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)


nice...

posted on 28 May 2012, 02:10 11

2. daniel_bargs (Posts: 322; Member since: 27 Nov 2010)


that's so perfect for my cornea display.

posted on 28 May 2012, 02:32 5

3. AppleConspiracy (Posts: 627; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


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.

posted on 28 May 2012, 03:10 1

10. BattleBrat (Posts: 891; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


So we're just going to park our phones Wall E style infront of a magnifying glass, is that it?

posted on 28 May 2012, 02:37 2

4. GeekMovement (Posts: 1497; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


so awesome good job LG hope you make great phones again.

posted on 28 May 2012, 02:44 2

5. pokharkarsaga (Posts: 346; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


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.

posted on 28 May 2012, 02:58 4

9. AppleConspiracy (Posts: 627; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


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.

posted on 28 May 2012, 04:50 2

21. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


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

posted on 28 May 2012, 05:10 3

24. AppleConspiracy (Posts: 627; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


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.

posted on 28 May 2012, 07:39

26. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


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.

posted on 28 May 2012, 02:45 7

6. OpTiMuS_BlAcK (Posts: 411; Member since: 04 May 2012)


Wow LG don't stop innovating!

posted on 28 May 2012, 02:46 6

7. 9_HeLLs_oF_DrOid (Posts: 117; Member since: 02 Jan 2012)


Over over-kill.

posted on 28 May 2012, 02:53

8. jove39 (Posts: 1207; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


OK...now build a nice phone with it...hyper phone may be!

posted on 28 May 2012, 03:11

11. Yousif (Posts: 4; Member since: 28 May 2012)


is it made for humans too like the galaxy s3?

posted on 28 May 2012, 03:26 2

12. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


LG is improving, hope they improve their Android consumer experience too.

posted on 28 May 2012, 03:28 3

13. cGmC11 (Posts: 107; Member since: 02 Apr 2012)


This is the display in the next Google RAZR Nexus with Jelly Bean... made by Motorola!

posted on 28 May 2012, 03:33 1

15. Jericho (Posts: 302; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


ya good one. Roflmao

posted on 28 May 2012, 03:45 10

19. jy20051992 (Posts: 13; Member since: 09 Jan 2012)


don't forget about porns on 440 pixel LCD , excellent

posted on 28 May 2012, 04:46

20. WinC76 (Posts: 49; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


Wasn't expecting this stuff til next year but wow, that's pretty impressive.

posted on 28 May 2012, 04:51 3

22. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


this is the screen that will go into that rumored HTC 5-INCH QUAD CORE S4 MADNESS of a phone.
it's crazy

posted on 28 May 2012, 05:01 2

23. GuiltyBystander (Posts: 199; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)


Wow, LG, you just raised the bar too high.

I now have very high expectations for the Galaxy Note 2.

posted on 28 May 2012, 06:55

25. mercorp (Posts: 955; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


Give me a 1000ppi display next!

posted on 28 May 2012, 08:08

27. Suts_97 (Posts: 123; Member since: 05 May 2012)


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?

posted on 28 May 2012, 15:40 1

35. Guest_star (Posts: 231; Member since: 30 Dec 2011)


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

posted on 28 May 2012, 09:04 4

28. A.aoudi (Posts: 125; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)


That is awesome!!!! Cant wait for it to come out

posted on 28 May 2012, 09:14 1

29. droidnator (Posts: 86; Member since: 10 Mar 2011)


LG innovates as always! Take that, LG haters!

posted on 28 May 2012, 12:42 1

31. Suts_97 (Posts: 123; Member since: 05 May 2012)


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.

posted on 28 May 2012, 15:41 1

36. Guest_star (Posts: 231; Member since: 30 Dec 2011)


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

posted on 28 May 2012, 23:21 1

39. rudlie (Posts: 182; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)


samsung announced flexible display first but LG will produce it first. samsung always left behind by LG :) LOL

posted on 28 May 2012, 13:18

33. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5491; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


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.

posted on 28 May 2012, 13:40

34. dan86 (Posts: 298; Member since: 17 Mar 2012)


Awasome LG another first Welldone!!!

posted on 28 May 2012, 19:23 1

37. Mitchel (Posts: 228; Member since: 25 May 2012)


It's time for Samsung to release the HD SUPER AMOLED PLUS display.. lol

posted on 28 May 2012, 23:24 1

41. Chronos (Posts: 257; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


Samsung is going to need more than that.

posted on 28 May 2012, 23:19 1

38. rudlie (Posts: 182; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)


excellent innovation. samsung getting more left behind by LG. super amoled tech will never get higher resolution.

posted on 28 May 2012, 23:23

40. Chronos (Posts: 257; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


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.

posted on 29 May 2012, 09:27

43. Fallout09 (Posts: 410; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


No thanks.... Historicly LG phones have been crap.

posted on 28 May 2012, 23:51

42. 1ceTr0n (Posts: 448; Member since: 20 May 2012)


Gonna take more then that to make me give up my Note

posted on 29 May 2012, 09:37

44. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


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.

posted on 29 May 2012, 09:55

45. jamrockjones (Posts: 345; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


Heck Yes! LG is doing a lot lately!

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