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

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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  • shin0bi272
    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
    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.
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  • whyso
    now why don't 15.6 inch laptops come standard with a 1920 x 1080 display?
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  • mcd023
    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.
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  • lassik
    Great, now smart phones and tablets are sussed, can we get to work on advancing monitors..?
    Anyone..?
    No?
    :'(
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  • mcd023
    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
    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
    And we're still stuck with 1920x1080 monitors (or 2560x1600 at best).
    I seriously cannot understand this.
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  • jimmysmitty
    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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  • all those fancy pixels accessed via the high fidelity device better known as your finger....
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