Smart phones are obviously doing stuffs the first mobile phone was not at all intended to do. But hey, that is what innovation and advancement is supposed to be. So today we have awesome tiny smart phones and bigger smart phones with screens up to 5.3 inches which have functionality of a smart phone as well as a tablet. For all these kinds of applications, you need to have a great display which lets you see stuffs on it in more detail. And with improving cameras on smart phones, watching recorded videos and viewing captured images on the smart phone is very important. So, advancement in display technology was imminent.
In this regard, LG has come out with an awesome display now which will definitely give Apple’s Retina Display a run for its money. The new 5 inch display which was showcased by LG very recently is a high definition display with 440 points per inch (ppi) pixel density, and that means it is really, really good. Displays like this for sure find their best utilization in smart phones.
Its 16:9 aspect ratio was designed with HD content in mind, and the LCD technology isn’t anything to sneeze at, either: it’s a variant of IPS known as Advanced High Performance In-Plane Switching (AH-IPS), which is said to boast wide viewing angles, fast response times and improved brightness efficiency.
You will not have to wait a long time to see this particular on new smart phones, as the company has announced that this will be available for sale in the second half of the year, that can be any time after a month. So hold your breath till then. The press release follows.
LG Display Develops World’s First Full HD LCD Smartphone Panel
5″ Full HD display, creating perfect cloud computing environment
Seoul, Korea (May 28, 2012) – LG Display [NYSE: LPL, KRX: 034220], a leading manufacturer of thin-film transistor liquid crystal display, introduced today a 5″ Full HD LCD panel for smartphones – the highest resolution mobile panel to date. Allowing smartphone users to view Full HD content in the same quality as on TVs and monitors, LG Display and its new panel significantly advances the cloud computing experience widely considered the next major internet trend.
LG Display’s 5″ Full HD LCD panel is a step forward past existing mobile display technology. The LCD panel based on AH-IPS (Advanced High Performance In-Plane Switching) technology features 440ppi and 1920×1080 resolution, providing for the first time Full HDTV quality on a smartphone. With 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio, the panel is also 0.5 inches larger, 2.2 times denser in pixels, and 1.3 times more advanced in ppi than the preceding 4.5″ panel at 329ppi and 1280×720.
“As smartphones become increasingly valued for how well they do multimedia and with the rapid growth of LTE enabling faster large file transfers, our new 5″ Full HD LCD panel is certain to prove a significant asset to the mobile market,” said Sang-Deok Yeo, CTO and Executive Vice President of LG Display. “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.”
The display solution of choice for smart devices, LG Display’s AH-IPS is the technology behind the new Full HD LCD display. With the high density of AH-IPS, the naked eye is unable to distinguish between individual pixels. AH-IPS panels also express the original color of images highly precisely, and feature a wide viewing angle as well as stable display image and rapid response speed when touched. Finally, with its brighter light transmission and lower power consumption, AH-IPS is ideal for use in outdoor settings.
The 5″ Full HD LCD panel from LG Display is expected to be released during the second half of this year, and will be on exhibit for the first time at SID 2012 Display Week in Boston starting June 4.