LG Display lays claim to world's first Quad HD smartphone LCD

LG Display might have just made that full HD screen on your smartphone look not so sharp.

LG Display's Quad HD smartphone display.
(Credit: LG Display)

The South Korean LCD panel maker unveiled on Tuesday what it calls the world's first Quad HD (2560x1440-pixel resolution) smartphone display. Measuring 5.5-inches long and only 1.21 millimetres thick, the panel sports 538 pixels per inch (ppi), LG Display said.

LG Display claims the new panel has four times more pixels than 1280x720 HD displays, producing Blu-ray-like video with clearer images and sharper contrast than today's panels.

"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," Byeong-koo Kim, the head of LG Display's IT and Mobile Development Group, said in a statement. "With this breakthrough, LG Display will continue to raise new standards for mobile resolution and lead the mobile display market."

LG Display did not indicate when consumers might expect to see the new screens on smartphones, or which handset makers are lined up to buy the screens.

Via CNET.com

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joytech22 posted a comment   

Only a couple of mobile chip manufacturers for mobile devices (Snapdragon and Nvidia as far as I'm aware - and I'm not very aware) allow for 4K output on a couple of their chips for the entire mobile landscape.

I would have thought 1080p would be fine for mobile devices.. I mean.. It takes my camera with a 1cm macro to see the damn individual pixels.

Technology is so awesome.

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