LG has made the compelling announcement that it is to create a 5 inch HD LCD screen which will, for want of a better description, completely wipe the floor with anything the iPhone 5 brings to the table.
With a resolution of 1920 by 1080 pixels and 400ppi density, the LG display will offer the highest pixel count and pixel density of any Smartphone ever made.
Needless to say, the 326ppi boasted by the Retina display of the iPhone 4S and the new iPad suddenly appears considerably less impressive – the same Retina display expected to feature on the iPhone 5 in a 4 inch version.
Whichever device the incredible screen from LG features on will be the first to be able to display full HDTV quality on a mobile device.
LG’s display is able to surpass all competition by using Advanced High Performance In-Plane Switching technology, rather than standard In-Plane Switching as utilized by the iPhone 4S. What’s more, the advanced display is also said to greatly reduce power consumption and thus will be able to contribute toward exceptional battery life.
As the Smartphone battlefield becomes ever more demanding by the day, being able to boast categorically the highest quality screen panel in the world is exactly the kind of badge needed to guarantee greatness. However, as is the case with all such advances, there are already many critics and observers poking holes in what most regard as a truly remarkable achievement.
Given the fact that the 326ppi pixel density of the iPhone 4S Retina display is higher than that which the human eye can distinguish, is there really any need for a 400ppi display? Will the user be able to notice any difference at all? And what about the fact that 99% of all web content and streaming media doesn’t come close to such high quality?
LG has so far revealed little to no indication as to the final destination intended for the incredible new display panel, therefore it remains to be seen whether or not 400ppi really is the next big thing, or perhaps an unnecessary step too far.