iPhone Retina Display under threat from pixel-packed LG 5-inch

There’s some interesting news today for all you smartphone enthusiasts as it seems that a real threat is on the way to the Apple iPhone’s famed Retina Display. Lurking in the wings is a new kind of display from LG, a 5-inch 1080p display with an incredible pixel density based on AH-IPS technology.

Even though the iPhone’s Retina Display is no longer the display with the highest pixel density, it was a huge step forward in display technology and still admired by many. Ever since the Retina Display arrived manufacturers have been trying to improve upon their own displays by packing in more pixels to the inch. The new LG 5-inch display has just been announced and it will have a 1920 x 1080 resolution with a pixel density of 440ppi and a widescreen aspect ratio of 16:9.

The iPhone 4S by comparison has a 3.5-inch Retina Display with resolution of 960 x 640 and a pixel density of 326ppi. The new LG display uses AH-IPS (Advanced High Performance In-Plane Switching) technology and LGF says that this “offers high color fidelity, wide viewing angles, stable image and rapid response speed when touched,” according to Mashable. It sounds then as though LG is making a concerted effort to become the leader as far as smartphone displays are concerned.

It has been speculated that the upcoming iPhone 5 will have a larger display with an increased resolution, maybe 640 x 1136 but even if that happens the LG display will take some beating with it’s astonishing pixel density and aspect ration combined. We should be seeing more of the LG display at SID 2012 Display Week from June 4 with a release planned for later this year.

What are your thoughts on the pixel packed LG display? Do you think this display could make LG smartphones unstoppable or is more needed? Let us know with your comments.


One thought on “iPhone Retina Display under threat from pixel-packed LG 5-inch”

  1. [anonymous] says:

    The mathematical concept of the retina display on the iPhone is that pixels cannot be distinguished with our eyes. A higher pixel density should not even be not even be noticeable after about 300ppi on a smartphone. This just seems like a phone like this will jut do more damage trying to power the unnoticeably high res screen.

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