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LG shows off new 538 ppi display for smartphones

LG has announced the launch of a new high-resolution screen designed specifically for smartphones that is a first for the industry. The screen is a Quad Hi Definition 5.5-inch smartphone display with a resolution of 2560x1440.

According to LG, the display is only 1.21 mm thick and will have a minimum bezel of 1.2 mm. Those dimensions make the new screen 12% better compared to the previous 5.2-inch display used on the G2 smartphone it launched last month. The new screen also promises to be significantly brighter with a rating of 430 nits.
The resolution of the screen is a remarkable 538 ppi.

“LG Display, which pioneered the high resolution mobile market with introduction of the world’s first Full HD smartphone panel in 2012, again opens new possibilities with the successful application of QHD technology,” said Dr. Byeong-koo Kim, Vice President and Head of LG Display’s IT and Mobile Development Group. “With this breakthrough, LG Display will continue to raise new standards for mobile resolution and lead the mobile display market.”

The new screen uses a Low Temperature Poly-Silicon (LTPS) substrate. LTPS displays are expected to ship at a record 765 million units in 2014.
Earlier this year, LG showed off a 5” flexible OLED screen that is designed for mobile devices.

Source: Android Central

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RE: Ridiculous
By McGaiden on 8/21/2013 11:22:42 AM , Rating: 0
You don't get it do you?

PPI is not just about seeing pixels.

With a higher resolution you can calibrate colors more accurately, furthermore, the CAN see some things better with a higher PPI than 300~.

If there's one thing I'm tired of then it's the "we dont need more than 300 ppi on smartphones" idiots.

You don't know how the eyes work, so don't even open your little mouths. Read closely:
There is no uniformal PPI limit for the eyes . Depending on what it is you're looking at, the eyes have various PPI limits, and not just about pixelation.

If you look at a TV with 16 or 32 times higher number of pixels than 1080p, then it's like looking through a window. Today, if you look at a 1080p screen, you can still see that it's a screen. On a super-high resolution screen, the image becomes so real that the only thing that tells you that it's a TV and not a window is A) the content on the TV and B) the surroundings, but if you were to conduct an experiment with a frame that is like the edges of a window and background that fits nicely into the content with a super high resolution TV, then it'd be very difficult to see if it's a TV or if it's real.

That's where we need to go.

If you come with more ignorant crap about a supposed 'uniformal PPI' limit then i'll piss down your throat. Google first.

RE: Ridiculous
By Etsp on 8/21/2013 11:56:12 AM , Rating: 3
Your very good points are offset by your extreme hostility. Try calming down a bit before you post next time.

RE: Ridiculous
By retrospooty on 8/21/2013 12:13:08 PM , Rating: 2

I do agree with him, it's not about "PPI" specifically, but there is a point of diminishing returns. PPI is a decent scale to go by, as you have to use some measurement that isnt "it just looks better". Some people cant see much difference beyond 300, and for some its more like the mid 400's, perhaps some are even higher, but beyond the mid 400's, you are really looking at diminishing returns. Very minimal improvement for large effort/cost. I cant see much need for higher than 1080p at 5.5 inches or less. But if they want to build it and people want to buy it, go for it.

RE: Ridiculous
By olivaw on 8/21/2013 8:07:23 PM , Rating: 2
So, only "A) the content on the TV and B) the surroundings" are the factors? How about we add:
C) focusing distance of objects
D) stereo vision (for most of us, anyway)
E) temporal construction of depth based on head and eye movement
F, G, H.... ????

I can tell you that your experiment would fail.

And what will I do if you come with more ignorant crap about it? Why? Nothing!

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