With Samsung cleaning house in terms of sales and popularity, there’s another Android OEM that has showed off some serious hardware over the past few weeks (if you’re thinking I’m gonna say HTC, think again :-D). LG recently demoed the sleek and powerful quad core LG Optimus 4X HD, and it seems they now have another trick up their sleeve. Introducing LG’s 5 Inch Full Display: The first display panel to deliver Full HDTV quality on a smartphone.
Very nicely done LG. This 1080P HD mobile display is the first of its kind, as its 440PPI pixel density, its IPS variant (known as Advanced High Performance In-Plane switching or AH-IPS) and 16:9 aspect ratio (with 1900 x 1080 resolution) make it simply one of the most (if not THE most) amazing looking displays ever seen on a smartphone.
The great thing about it is that you won’t have to wait long to see this technology in smartphones, as the 5 inch HD display is set to be released in the second half of this year. This is certainly a game changing display, and we can’t wait to get our hands on one to do an in depth review.
Here's the full Press Release:
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.
Picture credits: Engadget