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Aug 21 2013   5:30PM GMT

First Smartphone with 2560×1440 Display

Nathan Simon Nathan Simon Profile: Nathan Simon

Yep, looks like LG did it, the first manufacturer to bring us 1440p display at 5.5″ size. Its almost like phones are going to drive TV pricing down I mean, most TV’s in the world don’t have this kind of pixel density. Read on!

Seoul, Korea (August 21, 2013) – LG Display [NYSE: LPL,
KRX: 034220], a leading innovator of display technologies, announced
today that it has developed the world’s first Quad HD AH-IPS LCD panel
for smartphones. At 2560X1440 with 538ppi, the new 5.5-inch Quad HD
panel is the highest resolution and ppi (pixel per inch) mobile panel to
date, and provides a glimpse at what’s next after current Full HD
smartphone panels, critical given the growing trend towards larger

“LG Display, which pioneered the high resolution mobile market with
introduction of the world’s first Full HD smartphone panel in 2012,
again opens new possibilities with the successful application of QHD
technology,” said Dr. Byeong-koo Kim, Vice President and Head of LG
Display’s IT and Mobile Development Group. “With this breakthrough, LG
Display will continue to raise new standards for mobile resolution and
lead the mobile display market.”

LG Display’s Quad HD panel for smartphones realizes clearer images with
4 times more pixels than HD at 1,280X720, thereby reproducing more
delicate colors as well as improving contrast and vividness when
compared to current mobile displays. This advancement will enable
consumers to fully enjoy more life-like and crisp images, and even
Blu-ray equivalent video, on their smartphones. The panel also features
the highest ppi among current mobile device displays.

I personally wouldn’t go running up and buying an LG product, but that’s just me. Kudos to them for continually innovating.

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