Earlier this week, LG announced what it claims is the world's first full HD LCD smartphone panel. Measuring in at five inches in size, the 1080p display boasts a 16:9 aspect ratio and a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels.
LG reports that the panel is based on AH-IPS, or Advanced High Performance In-Plane Switching. This technology means the display offers more precise colors, wider viewing angles, improved responsiveness to touch, brighter light transmission and lower power consumption.
Thanks to the hype created by Apple's Retina Display, pixel density is just as important as any of the above and, according to LG, this LCD packs 440 pixels-per-inch. To offer some perspective, the iPad 3 packs 264ppi, while the iPhone 4 (the first Retina Display device from Apple) boasts 326ppi. Google and Samsung's Galaxy Nexus boasts 316 ppi.
Of course, all of this means nothing to us if we don't know when we'll see this panel in a real-life product. LG has plans for a release during the second half of this year, and will be on exhibit for the first time at SID 2012 Display Week in Boston starting June 4.