LG has announced a new 5-inch mobile display that boasts Full HD 1080p (1920×1080) resolution. That means it’s got 440 ppi (pixels-per-inch), which is a measure of pixel density. This display beats the iPhone 4 and 4S Retina Display by almost a third (Apple’s products having 326 ppi).
On the ppi front, Toshiba has shown a mobile display which bests LG’s, but that’s a 6-inch unit which will probably only get used in very small tablets. Whereas LG’s 5-incher could be found inside the next generation of phablets – phone/tablet hybrid devices, the first of which was the Samsung Galaxy Note.
Thankfully, we aren’t years away from actually seeing the new LG display in shipping products. The Korean company has said that it expects the new display to be released before the end of this year.
LG’s new display has 16:9 form factor, uses an Advanced High performance In-Plane Switching (AH-IPS) panel, and it’s 2.2 times denser in pixels than a 720p (1280×720) 4.5-inch unit. Thanks to the AH-IPS tech, the display will have high response times, wide viewing angles, and great color reproduction accuracy.
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