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?
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