LG unveils five-inch full HD smartphone display
By Nick Moore
May 29, 2012
LG has introduced an impressive new smartphone display that's expected to come to new handsets in the second half of 2012. The panel is five inches across, and features a pixel density of 440ppi with an aspect ratio of 16:9, capable of displaying 1080p HD content. This impressive new display trumps Apple's retina display, as well as the larger screens on phones like the Galaxy Note in terms of size versus pixel density.
The new five-inch display uses LG's AH-IPS (Advanced High Performance In-Plane Switching) technology, which the company claims delivers improved color accuracy, increased resolution and PPI, and greater light transmission for lower power consumption compared to standard IPS displays.
The display is set to launch in the northern autumn. but the company has not announced which phones will be featuring the screen. There are a few potential candidates - it's rumored that Google's next Nexus device will launch in the next several months, and could very well feature a five-inch screen. Others speculate that Apple is eyeing the Galaxy Note, and plans to launch a five-inch device of its own.
With Google's Android conference a few weeks away, and Apple's iPhone press event in the autumn (Northern Hemisphere), it won't be long until we know who will receive LG's new display first.