New 4.5 inch display by Hitachi surpasses the Retina display on the Apple iPhone 4

New 4.5 inch display by Hitachi surpasses the Retina display on the Apple iPhone 4
Screen resolution is becoming a selling point for cellphone manufacturers. The Retina display on the Apple iPhone 4 will be challenged by the qHD display on some upcoming Android devices like the Motorola ATRIX 4G. Apple's 640 x 960 resolution on its 3.5 inch display and the 540 x 960 resolution on the 4.3 inch ATRIX 4G screen now have a new challenger from Hitachi.

Hitachi's subsidiary, Hitachi Displays, has developed a 4.5 inch LCD screen that can be called a Retina display because at 329 pixels per inch, it surpasses the iPhone's 326 pixels per inch reading. Using an LED backlight, Hitachi's screen can produce resolution of 720 x 1280 and a contrast reading of 1100:1 (vs. 800:1 for the iPhone). According to Hitachi, the display reaches the "limit of what is discernible to the human eye".

Hitachi plans on starting production of the display in October which means by the time it reaches the market, the calendar will have flipped to 2012. In the meantime, there are plenty of brilliant and sharp screens already available or on the way to the market.

source: MobileCrunch

Related phones

iPhone 4
  • Display 3.5" 640 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor Apple A4, Single core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 1420 mAh(7.00h 3G talk time)



1. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

I'd love to see it

2. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

Unacceptable. We need 1000ppi for our phones.

3. JeffdaBeat unregistered it will be out next year and will beat a phone that came out in 2010.

4. skymitch89

Posts: 1452; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

Nice to see more competition against Apple, especially a 720p screen. But who is not to say that some company might come out with a screen that is 4 to 5 inches and has a screen resolution of 1920x1080 within the next year?

5. Samuel unregistered

Sure, sounds good. Good or not any sort of competition is good for the people most affected by the marketplace: Consumers It also means for marketing purposes and for not losing any shine Apple also needs to up the bar. Especially in the face of Google's Android basically doing in the mobile space what Microsoft pulled in the desktop space with Windows. I wouldn't mind some real innovation or anything that excells by a few years as the iPhone pulled(Multi-touch and capacitive screen into a consumer friendly device that works well and the basic design still competes four years later. Then there's the design of the device itself. Finally the largest point and one Apple needs to refresh soon as it's getting stale by now: A good UI both in usability and to the eye.) So yeah hope this means Apple will push from its familiar and stable position and instead of taking the set slightly improve by each gen model adopted for ipods, ipod touch, and the iPhone they push again with the next iPhone or even a new product. And in turn this new product from Apple or maybe even another place like Nokia/Microsoft or HP will push Android and all the manufacturers behind it further. Go Marketplace Competition!


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

I love how defensive apple fan boys get anytime a cell phone comes out that has something better than the iphone. Who cares if it has slightly better screen resolution, calm down.

8. JeffdaBeat unregistered

Defensive? You're comparing one phone to another phone that comes out two years later... Let me go ahead and compare the HTC Mogul to the iPhone 3GS...

7. guest unregistered

Fail, we need super mega ultra AMOLED plus.

9. joe567 unregistered will get pissed!

10. fb_dragon76

Posts: 19; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

i could give a crap less about apple and their product. RETINA,X-RAY and all that other mess means nothing to me. As long as i can see my stuff on my phone without my glasses on and it looks good, i dont need retina display. my epic looks good and so does my palm - .. Apple gets way too much credit. they just have a great marketing team. The phone came out without the ability to send pictures!! SERIOUSLY. My samsung M1 flip could do that. its simple so simple ppl like that.. GO SIMPLE

11. Mickwa unregistered

I hope apple won't sue them.

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