With the vast amount of innovation we’ve seen in the mobile space over the past few years you’d think these companies have already achieved everything under the sun, but Sharp is looking to push the bar even further now.
5 inch+ phones are nothing new thanks to the first phone of that size — the Dell Streak — and the decidedly more popular Samsung Galaxy Note, but to date those phones haven’t been able to achieve screen resolutions higher than 720p.
Sharp has been working to change that, however, with a 5 inch 1080p HD display designed to be used in smartphones, and it looks like they’re finally ready to go into production. With a 1920×1080 resolution and a Pixel density of 443 this should be one of the most sharp looking (no pun intended) displays there are.
Sharp does produce its own line of Android smartphones but like Samsung it has no problem offering components to competitors. We could see these displays in major smartphones by the beginning of next year, though we expect adoption rate to be a tad slow.
OEMs would have to consider the cost of the display, and we imagine most of them are living happily enough with 720p solutions at the helm. It’s exciting news regardless, and it gives us yet another glimpse at what to expect from the mobile space in 2o13.