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New display will vie with LG, Samsung, and others for dominance

While Samsung Electronics Comp., Ltd. (KSC:005930currently dominates the thriving smartphone commodity display market, a number of Asian rivals are aiming to unseat the South Korean giant.  Among them is Japan's Sharp Corp. (TYO:6753).

Sharp announced this week that it would be mass-producing a monstrous 443 ppi (pixels-per-inch) 1920x1080 pixel smartphone screen.  The 5-inch screen could appear in devices as early as the holiday season, but will likely show up in greater quantities next year.  The new display features a brand new pixel technology dubbed CG-Silicon, which Sharp promises brings smartphone displays in line with their full-size counterparts.  Sharp's display likely makes use of the company's new "Igzo" power efficient thin-display tech, as well.

The release marks the latest round in a game of brinksmanship by Japan and South Korea's top display makers.  Early this year South Korea's LG Electronics Inc. (KSC:066570) announced production of a similar 5-inch 440 ppi unit, which will likely launch in a similar window.  LG calls its display technology "Retina" displays.

Sharp Aquos
Sharp is thinking small with its latest 5-inch 1080 display. [Image Source: IntoMobile]

Sharp is reportedly looking to displace LG in Apple, Inc.'s (AAPL) coveted iPhone, using a slightly smaller display unit.  The company announced in August that it would be shipping displays for the iPhone 5 en masse.  LG announced similar shipments, indicating that Apple would split its demand between the two manufacturers.

A third player is Japan's Toshiba Corp. (TYO:6502), which recently demoed a 498 ppi 6-inch display.  Toshiba's display could be the most impressive of the bunch -- unfortunately it's not yet quite ready for the market.  

Sources: Sharp, UnWired View

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RE: Pointless
By Shadowself on 10/1/2012 12:15:48 PM , Rating: 2
So that must be why there is a very thriving market for 7.1 sound as well as 5.1 sound. Also it must be why some theatres have up through 22.2 systems. Even cable and satellite systems are now advertising delivery at 5.1 sound. (Too bad its already been decided in favor of cheap TVs that can, at best, do stereo sound.)

It also must be why there is a thriving market for digital music at up through 192k samples per second. (Too bad that CD is just 44.1k samples per second and compressed MP3s are even worse.)

RE: Pointless
By FaceMaster on 10/1/2012 3:28:52 PM , Rating: 2
Isn't that 44100 Hz and about 1400 Kbps with CDs?

RE: Pointless
By SPOOFE on 10/1/2012 3:29:46 PM , Rating: 3
Also it must be why some theatres have up through 22.2 systems.

I don't think you have much of a point; theaters are huge rooms that most people don't have. And your point about 7.1 vs. 5.1? If the former were such a huge difference, wouldn't it have displaced the latter?

I think the "good enough" argument holds a lot of water. Only those with the sharpest ears, clearest eyes, and most critically discerning brains can derive anything interesting from extreme examples of sense-appealing technology. Most ultra-expensive technology is sold to people that want to spend a lot of money on something that a Commoner can't buy.

RE: Pointless
By getho on 10/1/2012 7:24:25 PM , Rating: 3
The argument you're trying to rebut is valid

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