The display is one of the major specs everybody looks at while buying a new phone. Displays show uniform distributions, the low-end phones all have small screens, and the top-end phones have comfortably large screens. The industry has also been pushing barriers in the technology used to light up those screens, from Nokia’s PureBlack ClearDisplay, to Apple’s signature Retina display, and the oft-used Ultra AMOLED screen adorning many an Android phone.
To keep in pace with the rapid shift towards better phone screens, LG has announced the brand-new Quad HD AH-IPS LCD display. The 5.5-inch screen comes at a stunning 2560×1440 resolution and a 538 ppi density.
The 2560×1440 resolution on the screen, which justifies the name Quad HD, as this is 4 times the normal 1280×720 resolution on HD screens, which means 4 times the number of pixels. This paves way to ultra clear images, and images are likely to be very clear even when hooked up to screens ( upto a certain size and ppi ). The high-high-resolution means clearer and sharper images, great color, and possibly even BluRay quality video on their smartphones.
The Quad HD screen also comes with a 538 pixels-per-inch display, which is the highest in the market as of this article. The Samsung Galaxy S4 has 441 ppi while the HTC One has 468ppi, and this has both beat by quite a margin. It also comes with 430 nits of brightness, with larger aperture opening size.
The screen is based on a Low Temperature Poly-Silicon substrate, which allegedly allow for larger resolutions, larger screens and lower power consumption. It is estimated that LTPS screens are likely to dominate the market quite soon, gaining around 765 million units sold by next year. The screen comes in at 1.21 mm thin and a 1.2 mm bezel, making it one of the slimmest right now.
There is no word yet on the power and processor requirements needed to run this processor, and the probable release date is unknown too. LG may first incorporate the screen onto one of it’s phones, and it’s competitors will quickly follow suit. In time the Quad HD may soon become one of several top screens in the fast-paced smartphone race.