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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: Who in their right mind cares about this?
By Reclaimer77 on 8/21/2013 7:59:49 PM , Rating: 2
Except our desktop monitors are viewed from a foot or more away. We view our smartphones inches from our faces.

Why don't you people understand that? The closer the viewing distance, the more detail you want and the more you BENEFIT from it.


RE: Who in their right mind cares about this?
By troysavary on 8/21/2013 9:41:44 PM , Rating: 1
Firstly, what kind of idiot walks around with his phone right up to his face? I tend to hold it at chest height so it is really not much closer than my monitor. You must be one of those morons who is always so engrossed in his phone you run into shit all the time.

Secondly, with high res on a monitor, you can easily have 4 wondows open and not overlapping. When was the last time you needed (or even could) open 4 windows on a phone. ultra high res on a PC is WAY more usfull to anyone productive than the same res on a phone. Not all of beat off to our phone specs.


RE: Who in their right mind cares about this?
By Reclaimer77 on 8/21/2013 9:50:53 PM , Rating: 2
Uhhh I wasn't aware I was saying one is "more useful" than the other. Sure it would be great to have a monitor with super high resolution. It would also be crazy expensive.

And holding your phone at "chest height" is still far closer than your average desktop monitor distance. Are you really going to argue that? Come on, be serious. When I said "inches" I, obviously, didn't mean TWO!

Your hostility over this is comical kid.


RE: Who in their right mind cares about this?
By troysavary on 8/21/2013 10:12:11 PM , Rating: 2
OK, you didn't say "more useful", you said "more benefit", but last time I checked, that meant pretty much the same thing. When someone says "inches", mist people would assume 2 or 3 inches, as opposed to chest height, which is more like 12 or so inches from the eyes, the same distance you said a monitor would be. Just because you obviously can't back up what you said and now want to backpedal doesn't mean you are any less wrong.


By retrospooty on 8/22/2013 3:00:59 PM , Rating: 2
Do you really need to nitpick over details like that? Obviously what was meant is that people hold their phones much closer to their eyes than their desktop monitors and therefore it requires a much higher DPI to have an equal quality image. That is very true.


By coldpower27 on 8/22/2013 10:19:52 AM , Rating: 2
Totally agreed, I view my 30 inch PC LCD from roughly 3x the distance that I view my phone.

There is a need for displays of this caliber on your phone. I can still discern slight aliasing on iPhone 5's Retina Display. So bring on the the High DPI displays! :)


By Monkey's Uncle on 8/22/2013 7:44:54 PM , Rating: 2
I am over 40 and need bifocal glasses. I can't see something that is inches from my face so those itty-bitty pixels won't make any more difference to me than my SGS4 screen.


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