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

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

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44 Comments

1. shadez10

Posts: 427; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

nice...

2. daniel_bargs

Posts: 325; Member since: Nov 27, 2010

that's so perfect for my cornea display.

3. AppleConspiracy

Posts: 637; Member since: Oct 18, 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.

10. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

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

4. GeekMovement unregistered

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

5. pokharkarsaga

Posts: 553; Member since: Feb 23, 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.

9. AppleConspiracy

Posts: 637; Member since: Oct 18, 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.

21. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 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

24. AppleConspiracy

Posts: 637; Member since: Oct 18, 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.

26. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 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.

6. OpTiMuS_BlAcK

Posts: 418; Member since: May 04, 2012

Wow LG don't stop innovating!

7. 9_HeLLs_oF_DrOid

Posts: 127; Member since: Jan 02, 2012

Over over-kill.

8. jove39

Posts: 2147; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

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

11. Yousif

Posts: 4; Member since: May 28, 2012

is it made for humans too like the galaxy s3?

12. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

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

13. cGmC11

Posts: 152; Member since: Apr 02, 2012

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

15. Jericho unregistered

ya good one. Roflmao

19. jy20051992

Posts: 13; Member since: Jan 09, 2012

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

20. WinC76 unregistered

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

22. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

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

23. GuiltyBystander

Posts: 199; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

Wow, LG, you just raised the bar too high. I now have very high expectations for the Galaxy Note 2.

25. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

Give me a 1000ppi display next!

27. Suts_97

Posts: 129; Member since: May 05, 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?

35. Guest_star

Posts: 231; Member since: Dec 30, 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

28. A.aoudi

Posts: 125; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

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

29. droidnator

Posts: 93; Member since: Mar 10, 2011

LG innovates as always! Take that, LG haters!

31. Suts_97

Posts: 129; Member since: May 05, 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.

36. Guest_star

Posts: 231; Member since: Dec 30, 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

39. rudlie

Posts: 205; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

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

33. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 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.

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