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LG G3 QHD display officially confirmed

Sam Loveridge


LG G3 Display
You can't tell in this photo, but this screen is going to be amazing

LG has officially confirmed the LG G3 display will be the heavily rumoured 5.5-inch QHD panel.

The panel will go into mass production shortly, but will definitely be introduced with the LG G3 when it is unveiled on May 27.

This production schedule suggests there may be quite a gap between the official announcement and the LG G3 release date.

“The new Quad HD LCD panel will be unveiled with the forthcoming LG flagship smartphone to be launched in the first half of the year”, came the official LG Display statement.

The 5.5-inch panel in question is a QHD AH-IPS LCD panel with a resolution of 2560 x 1440p, which is four times the resolution of 720p HD panels, hence the QHD name.

The image density of this resolution and screen size works out at a whopping 538ppi, which should be absolutely stunning.

It looks like the LG G3 screen will put the likes of the HTC One M8 and Samsung Galaxy S5 to shame, which both pack ‘just’ a full 1920 x 1080p full HD display with image densities of 441ppi and 432ppi respectively.

According to the LG Display press release, the 5.5-inch QHD panel is only 1.2mm thick and requires a bezel size of just 1.15mm, which apparently the narrowest available at present.

This means the LG G3 should feature a near edge-to-edge display, similar to the LG G2 but even more so.

“This product fulfils the core qualities of smartphone displays, which are high resolution and slim design and I believe the consumers can enjoy vivid images that are close to real life with this display,” said Byung-koo Kim, VP and Head of LG Display’s IT/Mobile Development Group. “LG Display will continue to maintain technology leadership in the super high-resolution smartphone display market above 500ppi resolution, which will take off this year.”

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May 8, 2014, 12:19 pm

Pointless having such a high resolution on such a small device, and won't it negatively impact battery life compared to a lower resolution screen?
It's hard enough to see a pixel on a device as it is, how will this resolution increase improve things?


May 8, 2014, 5:07 pm

Pointless if you don't have good eyesight. You need around 600ppi to get to the limit of human vision (around 20/10) at phone distances. But yes, it will use more power.


May 8, 2014, 6:51 pm

"Pointless if you don't have good eyesight". I don't get this notion, surely sharper, brighter seeming displays are better for people with poor/age related eyesight.

I detest the bind of having to take spectacles wherever I go.


May 12, 2014, 1:20 pm

I've Nexus 4 - not the highest res display out there, but high enough. I can't see a pixel on a curve - tiny text is legible without individual pixels noticeable. I'd have to put the phone to my nose to try discern pixels - even then it's not easy.
I'm just wondering what improvement a higher res will give us. Or can others with high res phones see individual pixels on their sreens from a normal distance?

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