LG unveils 5.5-inch Quad HD AH-IPS LCD panel for smartphones with 538PPI density and 2560x1440p resolution

LG has officially unveiled the world's first Quad HD AH-IPS LCD panel for smartphones. The display panel is 5.5-inch long and is just 1.21mm thick with 1.2mm bezel, making itself the world's slimmest and narrowest display panel, with 12% reduced thickness compared to LG's 5.2-inch Full HD display panel released last month, which is 2.2mm thick with bezel of 2.3mm.

LG's 5.5-inch Quad HD AH-IPS LCD display panel

This new display panel offers highest resolution and PPI density on any smartphone display to date with resolution of 2560x1440 pixels and 538PPI (Pixel Per Inch) pixel density, which is 70PPI higher than the industry leading 468PPI density on HTC One.

According to LG, the new display panel contains 4 times more pixels than 1280x720p HD screen, which would result in clearer picture. The display offers more delicate colours, better contrast and vividness compared to current mobile displays and brings Blu-ray equivalent video to the smartphone screen. The panel also offers superior brightness of 430 nits and consumes less power at the same time. Lastly, it would also let users enjoy undistorted and sharper text.

LG has not yet revealed the exact date on when we can see this display on the smartphones, but we think that, LG might introduce a new smartphone at CES 2014 featuring Quad HD AH-IPS LCD panel. Hope for the best.

"LG Display, which pioneered the high resolution mobile market with introduction of the world's first Full HD smartphone panel in 2012, again opens new possibilities with the successful application of QHD technology. With this breakthrough, LG Display will continue to raise new standards for mobile resolution and lead the mobile display market," says Dr. Byeong-koo Kim, Vice President, LG Display’s IT and Mobile Development Group
LG's 5.5-inch Quad HD AH-IPS LCD display panelLG's 5.5-inch Quad HD AH-IPS LCD display panel