Sharp begins mass production of 5-inch 1080p smartphone screens

Sharp begins mass production of 5-inch 1080p smartphone screens
Sharp has now begun mass manufacturing of 5-inch displays with the stunning 1080 x 1920-pixel resolution, resulting in an amazingly clear image with a pixel density of 443ppi.

That’s the absolute highest smartphones have ever seen. Currently, the cream of the crop handsets feature a pixel density of at most 340ppi.

Great as it sounds mass production at Sharp is only the first steps and we’re yet to hear from the big phone makers about a 1080p phone. Chinese Oppo was probably the first company from the smaller manufacturers to announce it will bring a 1080p smartphone. HTC is also widely rumored to be readying 5-inch 1080p smartphone (could it be the HTC One X 5?), and finally we’ve had rumors about a 5-inch Nexus.

Good news is that Sharp isn't the only manufacturer making this kind of high-resolution screens. LG has also kicked off production of a 1080 x 1920 display of its own with high-performance in-plan switching (AH-IPS). Actually, LG is the one to claim a "first" for this kind of screens.

Whatever the first device with the new display is, it will definitely be a huge step for smartphones. The extra clarity would make it much easier to read text on your device, bringing to a level that’s much less tiring for the eye. We’ll keep you posted, so stay tuned.

source: Sharp

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55 Comments

1. bloodline

Posts: 706; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

please be nexus

31. IHateApple

Posts: 122; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

Please be in LG Optimus G. I can't wait another year for a nexus.

51. Daniel.95

Posts: 89; Member since: Sep 20, 2012

LG is a Poor brand these hardware made for ExBrands(htc.....)

36. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

brace yourselves pixels are coming :D

2. rihel_95

Posts: 305; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

Great displays upcoming. hope it manages the battery issues.

3. wendygarett unregistered

Oh no!!! Not nexus 5!!! Why am I have a feelings to love android more and more...

17. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

you and me both buddy :) and that htc nexus 5 will be like The Great American Dream come true!

27. wendygarett unregistered

I don't wanna to disappoint here but... I'm not allowed to love android since I'm a die-hard iFans... But yes we are buddy :) And nexus is a very nice device...

28. raiabdullah

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

this is upcoming oppo device.

4. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Ohh boy. This rumored HTC Nexus 5 just got 100% more plausible. I really don't know what to get. The Samsung Galaxy Note II or this rumored HTC Nexus 5. MAN why does my life have to DIFFICULT!!!! lol

6. wendygarett unregistered

Note 2 sound promising... Trust me my friend, it is now available in everywhere I think...

7. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

You know it's getting to be a tough decision because on one hand the Samsung Galaxy Note II's screen is 5.5" & the RGB 720p Super AMOLED is phenominal. YES I can root it, & I will, ESPECIALLY since the international Samsung Galaxy Note II has ALREADY been rooted. But on the other hand the HTC Nexus 5 is going to have a minimum 5" 1080p screen with the all mighty Qualcomm quad-core Krait S4 Pro with the Adreno 320 GPU. Man I just don't know what to do? I think I am going to go with the one that has the larger screen. I have to wait to see if the HTC Nexus 5 is 5.3" or larger because if it's just 5" then the Samsung Galaxy Note II's 5.5" will be in my pocket. wendygarett, what should I do????? lol +1

8. wendygarett unregistered

Will you change your mind if I say that... HTC and nexus will not give you a removable battery and micro sd that you desire to... Will you immediate pick note 2? :)

10. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

You know, that's right. As of RIGHT now the Samsung Galaxy Note II does have a removable battery & can accept up to 64GB microSD card. Let's pray the HTC Nexus 5 will have that too because if not it will be a BIG disappointment. +1

13. wendygarett unregistered

Trust me... It won't... I'm 100% sure about this... But if you think warranty is more important... Then don't root it, pick nexus 5

19. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Samsung doesn't void warrantys for rooting. I bricked one of my sgs2's that way I asked them and they fixed it.

22. wendygarett unregistered

They fix once, but not twice... To me I will never jailbreak my iDevice tho... Because I don't trust Apple built quality and I dont trust a clumsy me... Don't waste your warranty just because of that my friend :)

25. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

My sgs2 got bricked because of a bad ROM. Note to self, do not download from an unknown source.

5. MeoCao unregistered

HTC is likely customer if this is true, SS will only use AMOLED, Google is unlikely as Nexus phones never sold well. Oppo does not have brand recognition to mass produce anything. But they say human eyes can't see the difference when the pixel density is higher than 350 ppi so what is the point of 443 ppi?

33. IHateApple

Posts: 122; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

Evena hawk eyes won't be able to see the pixels. :D Honestly though, reading text on it would be like reading high quality text on paper.

9. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

what a rediculous thing to have. 1080p? really? You want to push a much much more pixel dense resolution than 720p why? Your eye WILL NOT BE ABLE TO TELL THE DIFFERENCE.. lol. It cant see anything over the low 300ppi, so its all just a waste. For large tablets sure, but for a phone? useless. Think of all the extra muscle its going to take to use the smartphone. Welcome back to the land of jaggies if they use any of the current chips. 1080p takes a lot of muscle to run, even compared to 720p which is already pretty intensive for mobile uses. Maybe when the A15's come out it would be enough to power it smoothly. Also, think of the battery drainage to power that PPI and keep it lit. All of a sudden, the Note2's and the Razr Maxx's battery become "standard" batteries and anything less is a half day battery. No.. you can take your 1080p and keep that. I dont want it. There isnt a single benefit other than telling your friends you have 1080p on a phone. Not a single actual real life benefit.

11. wendygarett unregistered

For once, I have to agree with you remix... You know most of the tech, and I think you should be one of a PA writers... Just sayin...

12. AliNSiddiqui

Posts: 382; Member since: Sep 19, 2012

That's what Apple has fed to your brain so you don't put the iPhone's PPI head to head with other phone's... of course you can tell the difference between them... But Apple wouldn't want you to know that would they?

18. Retro-touch unregistered

So you bought your phone so you can compare it to the iPhone or to actually use and enjoy it? Seriously over 300ppi you won't notice a thing unless the screen has defects, I can't tell on an iPhone 4/4S and I can't tell on a SGS2 either, and I ain't gonna strain my eyes to try to see it, normal viewing distance. This is overkill

20. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

I love my sgs2's screen. its wonderful

46. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

No, the human eye cannot distinguish pixels over 300 ppi unless you are a trained professional, it can be seen more easily with a Pentile display, but it is still hardly noticeable. Also, to insinuate Remix is a brainwashed iOS fan is just ridiculous.

53. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

He is quite the opposite

29. TalkingTechy

Posts: 97; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Exellent comment and I agree 100%. 1080p is over 2x the amount of pixels vs 720p. This means that essentially you need 2x the amount of graphics processing just to draw the same frame. "Hey buddy look at my 1080p screen isn't it SWEEEET!? Also, see how you can stare at the battery meter dropping 1 pixel per second during this HD game? Cool huh!?"

32. redmd

Posts: 1911; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

actually it's 4X if you account both dimensions.

35. IHateApple

Posts: 122; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

(1920*1080)/(1280*720)=2.25

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