Friday , January 20 2017

LG announce 5.5″ 2560 x 1440 Smartphone screen

LG 2560x1440
If the sight of the letters QHD makes you think 960×540 resolution screens, prepare to re-think those perceptions. LG has just announced a 5.5″ QHD panel for Smartphones with a 2560×1440 resolution meaning that QHD now stands for Quad HD – or four times as many pixels as displayed on a 720P HDTV.

The panel measures only 1.21mm thick, making it a millimeter thinner than their last screen – announced only a month ago which was 2.2mm thick and had a resolution of a comparitively small 1920×1080. The new panel is packing 538ppi and has a brightness of 430 nits.

The technology is built on Low Temperature Poly-Silicon(LTPS) and research firm DisplaySearch estimates that 765 million LTPS displays will ship in the next year. That’s a lot of displays.

While it’s perhaps too late to expect the screen to ship in a device this year, we’ll definitely see it some time soon but the question is when and in which product?

Are LCD Panels resolutions on Smartphones getting too high?

Source: Android Central.

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  • Full HD 1920×1080 on a phone is largely unnecessary in my opinion. Q(uad)HD which is four times the resolution of 1280×720 HD) is ridiculous. q(uarter)HD which is a quarter the size of Full HD is also acceptable on phones less than 4 inches. Just my opinion.

    • Having 720 or 1080 in a phone is nice because you’re holding the screen a lot closer than a tablet and makes reading much nicer. There’s a point where you can’t physically see any difference (the whole retina thing Apple went on about). 538ppi is way above that and mostly pointless other than as a selling point.

      • Agreed. It’s just one up man ship now. I have a 768 phone (Nexus 4) and a 1080 phone Xperia Z. I don’t notice the ppi difference at all in normal use.

        The difference on a tablet is more noticeable though. I definitely notice the sharper text on my 2013 Nexus 7 compared to my old 2012 Nexus 7.

    • Fred

      I can see a point to hyper pixel densities.

      Imagine the display that drives a Google Glass. That needs to be small, but bright and high resolution.

      If the physical display was 1 cm wide, and you wanted 720p resolution, you’d be looking at 3250 ppi.

  • “If the site of…” shouldn’t that be ‘sight’

    This announced a couple of months before the Nexus 4 update… here’s hoping 🙂

    • Indeed it is. That’s what happens when I rush a post out at work ;). Fixed.

  • Damon Lewis

    The problem is still being able to push that many pixels in any kind of intensive application.

  • Sujay Vilash

    If Samsung charge USD20 for each of these panels, at 765m panels, that is a lot of dosh. No wonder they are able to spend so much on R&D. But my guess is the cost will be more than USD20.

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