LG Display unveils full HD LCD smartphone display

28 May 2012

LG Display has developed the world’s first full HD LCD smartphone display, introducing a worthy competitor to Apple’s Retina display.

The 5-inch LCD panel features the highest resolution for a mobile display to date, offering full HD of the same quality seen on TV sets and monitors.

Featuring 440ppi, 1,920 x 1,080 resolution and 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio, the new panel is larger, denser in pixels, and more advanced in ppi than its predecessor, with brighter light transmission and lower power consumption.

The display uses advanced high-performance in-plane switching (AH-IPS) technology, which makes individual pixels impossible to distinguish and offers a more precise colour expression. It also allows for a wide viewing angle, as well as stable image display and rapid response speed when touched.

“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-inch 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.

The panel will be exhibited at SID Display Week 2012 in Boston from 4 June, and is expected to be released during the second half of this year.

Elaine Burke is the host of For Tech’s Sake, a co-production from Silicon Republic and The HeadStuff Podcast Network. She was previously the editor of Silicon Republic.