LG Display has developed a new, super high resolution smartphone screen named the Quad HD AH-IPS LCD. Not the most inspired name, but when you hear the technical specs behind the panel, you’ll soon forget it. It measures 5.5-inches, a size common on many smartphone/tablet hybrid devices today, bit it boasts a resolution of 2560 x 1440. That’s four times the amount of pixels found on a 720p display, and way beyond anything we’re currently seeing on mobile phones.
This astonishing resolution gives a remarkable pixel density of 538ppi. Remember when we were deeply impressed by the iPhone 4’s 326ppi? This blows that number away, and is even higher than the Galaxy S4’s 441ppi. Of course, there’s a limit to the amount of detail the human eye can see (and this is probably overkill), but it certainly won’t be causing much eye strain, even over long viewing periods.
LG says the panel is a, “Glimpse at what’s next” in smartphone displays, and claims not only will it make pictures and high definition video more lifelike, with accurately reproduced colors, but also enable us to view web pages full screen, just like we do on our computers at home. The high pixel density means text will remaining perfectly readable, and we’ll be able to zoom in without the image distorting.
It’s all wrapped up in a super slim package, and is 12 percent thinner than its previous, “world’s slimmest” screen, the 5.2-inch panel which ended up being fitted to the LG G2. Even the bezel has been shrunk down to 1.2mm. By comparison, the G2’s screen has a 2.3mm bezel. Sadly, there’s no indication when we’ll see the screen fitted to a phone we can buy, but we wouldn’t be surprised to see it being demonstrated at tech shows such as CES 2014 or even next month’s IFA show in Berlin.