LG showcases 5-inch 1080p mobile display

Posted by Shane McGlaun

Smartphone displays have become slightly larger, with higher resolutions over the past year. Indeed, it's fairly common for current high-end smartphones to boast HD resolution supporting 720p.

And now LG is showcasing a new display that claims to be the world's first full HD LCD smartphone panel - measuring five-inches and supporting up to 1080p video.

The display boasts a pixel density of 440 PPI with a 16:9 aspect ratio.

According to LG, the display technology is a variant of IPS - or Advanced High Performance In-Plane Switching or AH-IPS.

This provides wide viewing angles for the display, faster response time, along with improved efficiency and brightness.

Interestingly enough, LG claims the naked eye is unable to distinguish between individual pixels on the new screen, which promises faster response time and smooth image transitions. The company also says the display is ideal for use in outdoor settings thanks to its improved brightness.

The display is set to be available in the second half 2012, which means smartphones equipped with the new hardware could appear just a few months later.