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LG Display outs 5.5in QHD screen ahead of LG G3 reveal

Flagship smartphone to trump Galaxy S5 with 538ppi 2K resolution panel
Thu May 08 2014, 11:39
LG G3 to feature 5.5in Quad HD LCD display

LG DISPLAY outed a 5.5in Quad HD (QHD) LCD display on Thursday that will debut on the LG G3 smartphone.

LG Display's 5.5in QHD screen boasts a 2560x1440 resolution, which the firm said is four times the resolution of HD panels and 1.8 times higher resolution than a full HD display. The pixel density of the QHD display is 538ppi, with LG saying the screen is capable of showing Blu-ray quality videos in a "fully vivid and realistic manner" while offering 100 percent RGB colour reproduction. The display is ultra-skinny at 1.2mm thick, and its bezel measures 1.15mm.

Byung-koo Kim, VP and head of the LG Display IT and mobile development group, said, "This product fulfils the core qualities of smartphone displays,which are high resolution and slim design, and I believe the consumers can enjoy vivid images that are close to real life with this display.

"LG Display will continue to maintain technology leadership in the super high-resolution smartphone display market above 500ppi resolution, which will take off this year."

Perhaps most interestingly, LG has confirmed that, as had been rumoured, the new Quad HD panel will be unveiled with its forthcoming flagship phone - the LG G3 - which will see the handset's screen trumping those found on the Samsung Galaxy S5 and Sony Xperia Z2.

However, LG said the QHD panel will go into mass production "shortly", hinting that the LG G3 won't see an imminent release following its unveiling on 27 May.

As well as a high-resolution display, the LG G3 is also expected to feature a quad-core 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 3GB of RAM, a built-in fingerprint scanner, Google's Android 4.2.2 Kitkat mobile operating system, support for 4G LTE and 32GB of internal storage.

Like last year's LG G2, the handset is also expected to have physical buttons on its rear, but these reportedly have been redesigned. µ


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