If you're a person that demands a high-resolution display in your smartphone, then you may want to add LG Display's new product to your wish list. The company has introduced a new 5-inch LCD panel for smartphones with a resolution of 1920x1080, giving it a pixel density of 440ppi. The aspect ratio of the new display is 16:9, and it also features Advanced High Performance In-Plane Switching (AH-IPS, for short) technology. LG Display says that the AH-IPS tech should provide for wide viewing angles, fast response speeds and a low power consumption.
So when can you have one? LG Display won't make you wait too long, as it says that the 5-inch full HD LCD screens should be made available starting in the second half of this year. A 1920x1080 display would make for a pretty enticing addition to a smartphone's spec list, and while I'm sure that the 5-inch size would turn some folks off, the high resolution would likely be a big selling point for many. How many of you will now be adding a 1920x1080 screen to the list of must have specs for your next smartphone?
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 1920x1080 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 1280x720.
"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.