LG Looks to Leave Apple Behind With 5-Inch Retina Display
May 28, 2012 2:23 PM
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New display will pop up in tablet-cum-smartphones later this year
Even as Apple, Inc. (
preparing to catch up to Android smartphones
4-inch display of its own
, it may be left behind yet again as Android competition heats up in the 5-inch segment.
Ironically, a major pusher of this form factor is Apple's own primary
provider LG Electronics Inc. (
), which has handed Android phonemakers an even more powerful display -- a monstrous 5-inch Retina unit.
While many people mistakenly think Apple "invented" the Retina display, it really just bought it -- bought it from LG.
Now Android smartphone makers -- including LG itself -- are preparing to launch 5-inch smartphones powered by LG's new 1080p HD 5-inch Retina display, which packs an impressive 440 ppi. While not quite as high a pixel density as rival Toshiba Corp.'s (
498 ppi 6-inch display, LG's display is a bit further ahead given that it's reportedly ready for immediate product integration.
Devices with the monstrous new display could be available by the holiday season.
LG's new display is among the highest resolution 5-inch displays in the industry.
[Image Source: LG]
On the technical side, the new unit features a somewhat new technology called Advanced High Performance In-Plane Switching (AH-IPS), an evolution of IPS which offers faster response times (your image updates faster), better brightness efficiency (the display uses less power), and better viewing angles (you can tilt your device and still read it).
LG is currently previewing the massive new smartphone-cum-mini-tablet display at SID 2012 Display Week in Boston. Sang-Deok Yeo, CTO, brags, "With the world's highest resolution smartphone display, LG Display continues to remain a step ahead in developing the most innovative in display technology products."
RGB displays like this new model enjoy a slight advantage over Samsung Electronics Comp., Ltd.'s (
Pentile display format
, in that they show less undesirable pixel visibility (aka "pixellation") at the same ppi (pixels per inch) measurement.
The 5-inch form factor is becoming increasingly popular among Android devices, after the modestly successful
Galaxy Note (5.3-inch) hit the market
, treading the line between a smartphone and a tablet. LG has a 5-incher of its own --
the Optimus Vu
LG's optimus Vu will be among Android's rapidly expanding 5-inch lineup. [Image Source: LG]
The Optimus Vu features a much different 4:3 aspect ratio, though, which makes it appear very squat. It reportedly was released in South Korea earlier
, and will slowly roll out worldwide in coming months.
Korean Herald [translated]
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5/29/2012 11:13:05 AM
Higher res does not change focal length required to use it ???!??!? The days when you couldn't scale fonts and everything else are LONG GONE. There is NO reason why a lower res display is better.
And even if your eyes can't hack it - why on earth should I and every other person on the earth have to put up with it? I've been using 1080p/WUXGA 15" laptops for 5 years now regularly 5+ hours per day. I haven't changed my specs prescription for 11. My eyes are fine thank you and even IF I did want to kill them that's my choice - just like I can plug in a massive set of headphones and turn myself deaf if I want!
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