LG Display, the Korean manufacturer’s display panel production arm, has announced some good news for fans of LG‘s smartphones. It’s 5.5-inch QHD screen has just received its certification and will soon be heading to LG’s upcoming flagship, most likely the LG G3.
LG isn’t the first one to reveal a QHD panel for smartphones. Last October, Japan Display Inc. (JDI) unveiled a slightly smaller 5.4-inch 2560×1440 screen. One difference is that with LG’s own display being certified, by international certification organization NEMKO no less, we are immediately assured that this will be landing in an actual device really soon.
This QHD panel has a diagonal span of 5.5 inches and a pixel resolution of 2560×1440, achieving a pixel density of 538 ppi, only slightly lower than JDI’s 543 ppi. But more than just cramming more pixels inside, the panel achieves the same or even better performance as Full HD panels, overcoming technical difficulties that normally plague screen with a higher pixel count. This means 100 percent RGB color reproduction, higher levels of brightness, and sharper images and text even if you zoom in. LG claims that the display will allow users to watch their Blu-ray quality videos in vivid detail. The panel also boasts of a thickness, or rather thinness, of only 1.2 mm and a bezel reaching only 1.15 mm.
Perhaps the biggest take away for end users is something that LG mentions almost in passing. According to its press statement, LG will be unveiling this new QHD LCD panel together with LG’s flagship smartphone for the first half of 2014. This could very well be referring to the rumored LG G3, already believed to sport a 2K resolution display, that was hinted to be announced later this month.