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Sharp's 1080p 5-inch smartphone display demonstrated (pictures)

0. phoneArena 02 Oct 2012, 02:11 posted on

Just yesterday we saw Sharp kick off mass production of its 5-inch 1080 x 1920-pixel screen, with a whopping pixel density of over 440ppi…

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posted on 02 Oct 2012, 15:25

31. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


yea, you need to find sources. Im pretty freaking connected to what's going on in the tech world and I've not heard anything of the sort. The fact is that displays generally dont have super high PPIs because again.. its unneeded. When your sitting 2 feet or so from a monitor or 10 ft from your TV, your eyes cant tell the difference between 150ppi and 500 ppi.

The new macbook "retina" display that everyone is in love with is only like 220 ppi or so and its more dense than pretty much everything out there.

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 16:21

33. AppleConspiracy (Posts: 637; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


I agree. There is a limit to what human eye can discern from certain distance. 330+ PPI is the absolute limit - even if we stick our noses to the screen we couldn't see even the pixelization effect (jaggedness on hard edges), not to mention pixels themselves.

So it's obvious this is only a marketing move, just to say they are "innovative", and to hold the record. It's only a matter of prestige and marketing.

On the other hand, as I have mentioned earlier, I wouldn't be suprised to see "new" kind of accessories for smartphones with FullHD displays that turn them into a big LCD TV by mounting them on magnifying glasses. (if you remember the magnifying plastic viewbox for 35 mm slides on analogue camera)

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 02:22 1

3. wendygarett (unregistered)


pic #3 and #4 looks brilliant!!
but why am I still think the retina display of iphone is better?? Pic #1 :/

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 02:42 3

9. Mittal (Posts: 493; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


the USP of this screen so far is the pixel density, dont look for other qualities just yet

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 02:28

5. Jphones (Posts: 235; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


phone tech is gonna be crazy next year, flexible screens, 1080p screens, crazy new features. thank you innovation

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 02:33 1

7. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


Almost like a magazine wow. I just hope it doesn't eat up battery too fast.

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 03:00

12. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)


hope sharp to have a great year! i saw their renevue is so low so i hope that they will be back on top of the game!

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 05:53

20. samdsox (Posts: 11; Member since: 19 Sep 2012)


In other news, the average battery life of a new smart phone using this screen is one hour.

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 10:04

23. VJo003 (Posts: 359; Member since: 11 Mar 2012)


The 3rd pic is beautiful - nuff said !!

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 11:34

24. CamaroSS (Posts: 173; Member since: 24 Jul 2012)


This is awesome. I couldn't afford Sharp's elite tv, but this one would be within my reach :P Sharp's been putting out the best displays for a long time - Great work.

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