Think the screen on your Galaxy S4 has a high resolution? Think again, as LG Display has come up with a panel that’s even more impressive. It’s called the Quad HD, and it has 2560 x 1440 pixels, which is four times the amount on a Nexus 4, HTC One Mini, or the Nokia Lumia 920.
Although screens with resolutions similar to this are common on tablets, it’s the first of its kind to come in a small enough size to fit on a phone, and it measures 5.5-inches. That’s the same as the Galaxy Note 2, and 0.3-inches larger than LG’s new G2 smartphone.
It also steals the crown of world’s thinnest display away from the G2, as it measures just 1.2mm thick, and has a 1.2mm thick bezel. This enables the phone to which it’s fitted to be super slim, and feature an almost edgeless display. In the press release, LG Display says the screen is a look at the future, and a breakthrough product in the mobile display market.
At this size and with a resolution that high, the Quad HD screen has an amazing pixel density of 538ppi, beating the 441ppi from Samsung’s 1080p screen fitted to the Galaxy S4.
If all this sounds great, which of course it does, you’ll be keen to know when you’ll be using a phone with LG’s Quad HD screen. Sadly, it’s not going to be yet, and LG gives no information at all on the subject. We get the feeling it’s more proof of concept than production ready display. It’s exciting enough that we’re happy to wait for it.