CES is fast approaching, and the year’s first trade show usually has some pretty interesting announcements for the mobile world in tow. In 2013 it will be no different, it seems.
LG’s division that makes displays will have some great stuff to show at CES, although when you might expect any of these in working devices being sold at a store near you is anyone’s guess at this point.
First off, the Korean company will bring a 4.7-inch unit that has a bezel that’s just 1 mm thick. That’s going to ensure that the 4.7″ smartphones built with this screen will be narrower than their competitors, which is always awesome – and it’s especially so for such a big display. We assume this one will come with 720p HD resolution, or maybe even 1280×768 just like the panels on the LG Optimus G and LG Nexus 4.
Next up, we enter phablet space. Here, LG will debut a 5.5-inch 1080p Full HD screen, with 403 ppi pixel density. Not quite the 440 ppi in the company’s 5-inch Full HD unit, but close enough. This could mean we should see more and more Full HD 1080p phablets show up in the next few months. Right now, they’re confined to the 5-inch size, but with this display, they will be able to go larger.
Finally, LG has also thought about improving the displays of 7-inch tablets. This is the tablet category that’s seen the most activity over the past year, and we expect future 7-inchers to get either a lot cheaper or a lot more powerful. LG’s new screen is tailor made for the latter, coming with 1920×1200 resolution (never before seen in a 7″ tablet) and 324 ppi pixel density. That’s almost the same density that’s packed by the iPhone 5, and it’s significantly higher than what the iPads and Google Nexus 7 currently offer.
So, to sum up, this is what you can expect from 2013 in terms of mobile device screens: bigger things, as well as more pixel-packed things.
Apple’s Retina-branded displays have started a trend (like so many Apple-made things have over the past five years or so), and it doesn’t show any signs of dying down just yet.
Via GSM Arena
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