LG announces NEMKO certification for its new 5.5 inch QHD panel

LG Display has introduced a new 5.5 inch panel with resolution of 1440 x 2560 (QHD). The pixel density works out to 538ppi and should be employed on LG's next flagship model, the LG G3. The display has been certified as QHD by Norway's NEMKO testing and certification organization. LG's newest panel is set to go into mass production soon, and will have the narrowest bezels available at 1.5mm. That is .05mm thinner than the bezels on last year's panels.

Because the additional pixels make it harder to maintain brightness, it is considered an achievement that the QHD screen has the same brightness as LG's FHD display. At the same time, the increased number of pixels means that the display will show images in sharper looking color and contrast.

While the LG G3 could be the first smartphone to ship with a QHD display in the U.S., there is speculation that Samsung will come to market a bit earlier with the rumored Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime, which would offer a 1440 x 2560 panel of its own.

source: LG



1. galanoth

Posts: 428; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

I was turned off by LG displays after the Nexus 4. I want a comparison between this and Samsung's QHD SAMOLED.

4. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

The screen on my Nexus 4 was flawless, just a marvel of clarity. I do know some people got bad Nexus 4 screens -- with visible LCD panel structure lines and such.

22. vincelongman

Posts: 5753; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

My Nexus 5 display is also brilliant I can only see the LCD panel structure lines in direct sunlight, so I don't think its a major issue

23. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

It is a good news since I prefer LCD over OLED. :)

20. sar44

Posts: 278; Member since: Apr 14, 2014

No advantages, only disadvantages for battery and CPU resources

2. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Great stuff from LG. I hope QHD really takes off and is available on many phones later this year.

3. MarkArigayo

Posts: 240; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

This awesome 5.5" IPS display will beat the AMOLED in every aspect.

5. Peeyushmalik96

Posts: 75; Member since: Jun 08, 2013

Only if LG is able to provide great battery life like G2 even at such high resolutions

6. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

This was a big worry when 720p came out and then when 1080p came out. As we know now, many FHD phones have pretty good battery life. I am sure the industry will figure out how to get good battery life from QHD as well.

7. galanoth

Posts: 428; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

I think FHD phones have good battery life because the devices got bigger and thus allowed for bigger batteries. M7 and Nexus 5 are examples of FHD phones that aren't up to par in the FHD phone battery life department. QHD phones are even bigger and now we'll be seeing 4000 mah soon.

15. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Yes, that is a good point. A bigger screen allows for a bigger battery. Keep in mind, though, that while the screen uses a lot of power, background services also use up a lot of battery. Look at Samsung's "Ultra Power Savings" mode on the S5. They turn the phone to grayscale mode, but also disable tons of background services. Disabling those services is a huge win for battery life. So LG could use some intelligent service management to keep up the battery life.

9. Killua

Posts: 270; Member since: Nov 25, 2013

That's pretty big assumption. Let's just wait for Displaymate's review to be fair.

10. maherk

Posts: 7017; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Raven, is that you?

12. phljcnth

Posts: 560; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Haha! Dream on!

24. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Samsung still have there mighty SuperAmoled+ display to compete and it is better than any screens out there

8. Killua

Posts: 270; Member since: Nov 25, 2013

Let's just hope Nexus 6 somehow use this screen but with better battery. Battery isn't what Nexus devices good at up until now.

11. zachattack

Posts: 621; Member since: Jul 31, 2013

Well, oneplus one is going to destroy all the big names by taking a poop on their chest with top of the line specs for half the price. G3 will still be a monster nonetheless

14. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

OnePlus is destroying themselves because the One is not available in many countries.

17. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

OnePlus is making problems for themselves because they built a massive hype wave using hunger marketing and all sorts of gimmicks and then massively underdelivered. Hopefully they will make a better showing once the hardware begins to ship and they expand where they are selling phones.

21. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Did we forget about Sony?

25. Nicholas-Paul

Posts: 11; Member since: May 03, 2014

No we didn't forget sony! The thing is that their screens always look foggy so they can't compete with the best screens on the market.

13. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Nice...5.5 inch screen with QHD...

19. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

The Oppo Find 7 already have that.

16. mmmanuuu

Posts: 403; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

Just release the damn thing

18. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

This is the most important point. All these companies are playing the hunger marketing game. While it sort of works when one company does it, it massively fails when every company does it. Marketing innovation is no longer hunger games, but giving people facts and actually having product to sell.

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