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LG reveals world's first 'Quad HD' smartphone display

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LG's Quad HD smartphone display

LG has just revealed the sharpest smartphone display yet, which at 2,560 x 1,440 provides four times the pixels of a 720p display.

The company calls it "the world's first Quad HD AH-IPS LCD panel for smartphones." It packs its 2,560 x 1,440 resolution into a 5.5-inch LCD form factor.

This results in a pixel density of 538ppi. To put that into context, the HTC One's 1920 x 1080 (1080p) display boasts a pixel density of 469ppi.

This isn't quite a 4K smartphone, then, but it should be plenty sharp enough considering that many (especially Apple) maintain that the human eye can only really distinguish individual pixels in smartphone displays that produce less than 300ppi.

Don't think that this sharp new display is an unwieldy prototype either. At just 1.21mm thick and with a bezel of just 1.2mm, LG Display is calling it "the world's slimmest and narrowest panel."

In other words, it's able to be popped into a very slender Android smartphone. Of course, that doesn't take into account the current cost of production and the inevitable battery life issues that such a pixel-rich mobile display would present, but both will no doubt be addressed in time.

Indeed, LG Display claims that the new panel "provides a glimpse at what's next after current Full HD smartphone panels."

LG QHD panel

Next, read our hands-on impressions of the LG G2.

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