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LG Debuts 'World's First' Full HD LCD Phone 440ppi Panel

By - Source: LG PR (via Engadget) | B 35 comments

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.

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    lassik , May 30, 2012 3:24 PM
    Great, now smart phones and tablets are sussed, can we get to work on advancing monitors..?
    Anyone..?
    No?
    :'( 
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    whyso , May 30, 2012 3:22 PM
    now why don't 15.6 inch laptops come standard with a 1920 x 1080 display?
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    freggo , May 30, 2012 3:38 PM
    lassikGreat, now smart phones and tablets are sussed, can we get to work on advancing monitors..?Anyone..?No?


    Totally agree. I am so tired of 1920x1080 Monitors in various sizes.
    Photoshop and Premiere are two examples of applications who'd greatly benefit from higher resolutions !

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    shin0bi272 , May 30, 2012 3:16 PM
    Apple doesnt own retina, LG does.

    http://www.dailytech.com/LG+Looks+to+Leave+Apple+Behind+With+5Inch+Retina+Display/article24788.htm
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    willard , May 30, 2012 3:17 PM
    440 ppi is overkill. I don't need a 5" 1080p screen, I need a phone that has "good enough" pixel density and a great battery.
  • 22 Hide
    whyso , May 30, 2012 3:22 PM
    now why don't 15.6 inch laptops come standard with a 1920 x 1080 display?
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    mcd023 , May 30, 2012 3:23 PM
    willard440 ppi is overkill. I don't need a 5" 1080p screen, I need a phone that has "good enough" pixel density and a great battery.

    Hey, what's wrong with streaming a 1080p movie on your phone? Sure you'd need wifi with the data limits, or you can put the movie on there temporarily for a trip, but it can be done.

    Also, I'm sure that this is going to lead to more hi-res tablets. The W8 tablets are going to be 1366x768 (unless they offer a super cheap one, but it won't support window/app snapping). I would really like a 1080p+ screen, though we'd have to look at the battery life. But if it's more than a business work day's worth, it should be good.
  • 23 Hide
    lassik , May 30, 2012 3:24 PM
    Great, now smart phones and tablets are sussed, can we get to work on advancing monitors..?
    Anyone..?
    No?
    :'( 
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    mcd023 , May 30, 2012 3:36 PM
    lassikGreat, now smart phones and tablets are sussed, can we get to work on advancing monitors..?Anyone..?No?

    I've been wanting to see these for so long! but, alas, I don't have the income for it anyway. But I at least wanna be able to drool!
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    freggo , May 30, 2012 3:38 PM
    lassikGreat, now smart phones and tablets are sussed, can we get to work on advancing monitors..?Anyone..?No?


    Totally agree. I am so tired of 1920x1080 Monitors in various sizes.
    Photoshop and Premiere are two examples of applications who'd greatly benefit from higher resolutions !

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    vittau , May 30, 2012 3:49 PM
    And we're still stuck with 1920x1080 monitors (or 2560x1600 at best).
    I seriously cannot understand this.
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    jimmysmitty , May 30, 2012 4:07 PM
    vittauAnd we're still stuck with 1920x1080 monitors (or 2560x1600 at best).I seriously cannot understand this.


    With Ivy Bridge, Kepler and GCN all supporting 4K resolutions, 4096 x 2160, we should see monitors start to show up supporting that resolution and more. They will probably be pretty expensive to start though.

    I could imagine a eyefinity setup using that. Something like 12288 x 2160 resolution.....
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    Anonymous , May 30, 2012 4:10 PM
    all those fancy pixels accessed via the high fidelity device better known as your finger....
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    wardoc22 , May 30, 2012 4:11 PM
    LOL! I'm still rocking a freaking 1600x900 monitor on a 20inch screen size!
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    johnnyhempseed , May 30, 2012 4:21 PM
    The HTC Rezound has been out since Nov. '11 and has 342ppi and true 720p
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    datawrecker , May 30, 2012 4:22 PM
    willard440 ppi is overkill. I don't need a 5" 1080p screen, I need a phone that has "good enough" pixel density and a great battery.


    U MAD?
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    jn77 , May 30, 2012 4:35 PM
    lassikGreat, now smart phones and tablets are sussed, can we get to work on advancing monitors..?Anyone..?No?


    Exactly, where are my 24 and 30 inch 440ppi OLED multi touch pc monitors....... PC monitors have kinda fallen behind here for about 5 generations. Its time for me to upgrade my monitors and none of those products have come out yet. Dell is even slacking on their monitor line.
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    eddieroolz , May 30, 2012 4:45 PM
    Image or it didn't happen. Sounds like a pre-launch hype generation to me.
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    luissantos , May 30, 2012 5:21 PM
    vittauAnd we're still stuck with 1920x1080 monitors (or 2560x1600 at best).I seriously cannot understand this.


    I sincerely apologize for my adverse opinion, but until OSes start supporting high dpi PROPERLY I see absolutely zero point in increasing pixel density. I have a 24" monitor and I'm using 1680x1050 because at 1080p some things become too small for me to read. My eye-sight is not perfect, but I'm talking about a 24" monitor, not a 15.6" laptop.

    And if you plan to argue that games scale well enough under different resolutions (which I agree with), please consider the amount of AAA titles released recently with poor texture quality (Rage, Mass Effect 3... even Crysis 2 got a texture pack) and how much bigger of an improvement texture quality (or poly-count) actually is compared to mere resolution increases.

    That leaves us with video... but, like I said, if the OS doesn't support dpi scaling properly, are you going to change your screen's resolution just to watch a movie and then set it back again? And on that note, how many of the videos you saw this past year on your PC were actually 1080p?
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    vittau , May 30, 2012 5:35 PM
    luissantosI sincerely apologize for my adverse opinion, but until OSes start supporting high dpi PROPERLY I see absolutely zero point in increasing pixel density. I have a 24" monitor and I'm using 1680x1050 because at 1080p some things become too small for me to read. My eye-sight is not perfect, but I'm talking about a 24" monitor, not a 15.6" laptop.And if you plan to argue that games scale well enough under different resolutions (which I agree with), please consider the amount of AAA titles released recently with poor texture quality (Rage, Mass Effect 3... even Crysis 2 got a texture pack) and how much bigger of an improvement texture quality (or poly-count) actually is compared to mere resolution increases.That leaves us with video... but, like I said, if the OS doesn't support dpi scaling properly, are you going to change your screen's resolution just to watch a movie and then set it back again? And on that note, how many of the videos you saw this past year on your PC were actually 1080p?

    I accept your point-of-view, even though I actually don't have enough experience with how OSes are handling high dpi (1080p @ 21.5" monitor is fine for me to read).
    I agree that we need good support to make proper usage of higher densities.

    Besides games, I would also like to have a higher resolution for photo/image editing.
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    jurassic512 , May 30, 2012 5:53 PM
    willard440 ppi is overkill. I don't need a 5" 1080p screen, I need a phone that has "good enough" pixel density and a great battery.


    Keyword in your comment: "I"
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    jurassic512 , May 30, 2012 5:56 PM
    vittauAnd we're still stuck with 1920x1080 monitors (or 2560x1600 at best).I seriously cannot understand this.


    LMAO. I think it's safe to say you're on the former because the latter is too expensive for you, yet here you are complaining. aye yi yi.
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    jurassic512 , May 30, 2012 6:00 PM
    whysonow why don't 15.6 inch laptops come standard with a 1920 x 1080 display?



    Cost plus demand plus battery life plus graphics cards plus... it's easy to ask for features, and harder to implement them keeping everyone happy at the same time. hence the different SKU's. Even if 19x10 was standard, that still wouldn't mean they would all perform/look the same.

    I wish common sense was common.
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