LG Develops World’s First 1080p, 5-inch LCD Screen

Forget the Galaxy S III, the Galaxy Nexus and 0ther phones with a 720p display, and forget about the iPhone 4S’s Retina Display with its 330ppi pixel density too, as LG has announced a new screen that beats them both.

The new screen measures 5-inches and uses a new technology called AH-IPS, or Advanced High Performance In-Plane Switching, which in addition to making the screen viewable even at extreme angles, makes it impossible to distinguish individual pixels with the naked eye.

As a comparison, Apple’s Retina Display has a pixel density of 330ppi, while LG’s new LCD panel’s pixel density is 440ppi. The full-HD, 1920 x 1080 resolution is a match for high definition television, and the 16:9 ratio lets users play some widescreen movies without seeing black bars at the top and bottom of the screen. LG promise that its new HD screen will consume less power than its predecessors too.

The company plans to demonstrate the screen during the Society for Information Display trade show at the beginning of next month, and has plans to release it during the second half of this year.

Surprisingly, LG hasn’t given the new screen a special name, but then as it has already used ‘TrueHD’ for its 720p screens, there aren’t that many places it can go. TruestHD, anyone?

This aside, the prospect of a screen with not only a full HD resolution, but that incredibly high pixel density is tantalizing.

But what about the phone on which the screen will make its début? Given its large dimensions, we can expect it to be a tablet/smartphone hybrid – perhaps a widescreen sequel to the LG Optimus Vu?

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