August 22, 2014

LG intros Quad HD display for smartphones with insane 538ppi

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LG has introduced a new LCD display for smartphones which just sounds downright ridiculous. Called a Quad HD and it features a 5.5-inch screen with a 2560×1440 resolution, or, 538 pixels per inch. Yes, it has more pixels than the Nexus 10 or Toshiba Excite Pro.

LG Display’s Quad HD panel for smartphones realizes clearer images with 4 times more pixels than HD at 1,280X720, thereby reproducing more delicate colors as well as improving contrast and vividness when compared to current mobile displays. This advancement will enable consumers to fully enjoy more life-like and crisp images, and even Blu-ray equivalent video, on their smartphones. The panel also features the highest ppi among current mobile device displays.

Additional details include 1.21mm thickness, a 1.2mm bezel, and a super bright 430 nits.

Getting this out of the way, it’s highly unlikely you can discern the difference in something above 1080p on such a small screen. Heck, even 720p displays look just as nice in that 4.5-inch to 5-inch display size.

While we applaud LG for the breakthrough, we must also remind readers that this isn’t likely to affect the masses.  Our gut tells us to look for this in the next-generation of phablet devices from LG.

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