Aug 21st, 2013


LG has made another significant breakthrough in mobile display technology. The company has announced the development of a 5.5-inch display capable of displaying resolutions up to 2560 x 1,440. This is much more refined than anything we have in the market at this size, making for a smooth 538ppi Pixel density. LG is calling the display “Quad HD,” named for its ability to deliver four times more pixels than the minimal HD resolution of 1280 x 720.

So the obvious first question is obvious: when are we going to see this in the next LG phone? Well, we can’t quite say just yet. LG is just starting to get their feet wet with full HD 1080p, and we imagine that ride won’t be slowing down anytime this year or early next year.

LG says the display is based on a Low Temperature Poly-Silicon (LTPS) substrate, something that’ll help it achieve high levels of brightness (around 430nit) while keeping it slim and cool. LG says the display is even thinner than the one found inside the upcoming LG G2, with this new “Quad HD” panel coming in at 12% less thickness.

LG wasn’t quite ready to disclose details regarding time-to-market or sampling from third-party OEMs, but I think it’s safe to say that we still have at least a year to go before we start seeing the display shoved into any chassis it can fit in.