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LG develops world's first 2560x1440 smartphone display

Quad HD on mobile becomes a reality
Wed Aug 21 2013, 10:51
LG Quad HD smartphone display

KOREAN SCREEN MAKER LG Display announced on Wednesday that it has developed the world's first Quad HD-IPS LCD display for smartphones that boasts 2560x1440 resolution.

As well as impressive 2560x1440 resolution, four times as many pixels as a 1280x720 display, LG's Quad HD-IPS LCD panel boasts a pixel density of 538ppi, putting present smartphone screens to shame. What's more, the display measures 5.5in and is only 1.21mm thick, also making it the world's slimmest touchscreen display.

Dr Byeong-koo Kim, VP and head of LG Display's development group said, "LG Display, which pioneered the world's first full HD smartphone panel in 2012, again opens new possibilities with the successful application of QHD technology.

"With this breakthrough, LG Display will continue to raise new standards for mobile resolution and lead the mobile display market."

Once introduced on smartphone devices, LG's Quad HD-IPS LCD display will enable consumers to enjoy "more lifelike and crisp images", with LG boasting that video quality will match that of Blu-ray.

The 2560x1440 resolution will also allow users to "enjoy a full view of PC version web pages at a single glance without image distortion", even when zooming in on text and images. Comparing this with Full HD displays, LG said that presently users would only get access to roughly three quarters of the screen.

LG Display has yet to announce when its new mobile display technology will make it to market, but we'll take a guess that it will make its debut on an LG smartphone. µ


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