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LG Aims To Beat Apple's Retina Display 333

Posted by Soulskill
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angry tapir writes "LG Display has introduced a 5-inch full HD LCD panel for smartphone displays — the highest resolution mobile panel to date. The widescreen panel is based on AH-IPS (Advanced High Performance In-Plane Switching) technology and has a 1920-by-1080 pixel resolution or 440 pixels per inch (ppi), according to LG. That compares well to Apple's Retina display, which has 264 ppi on the new iPad and 326 ppi on the iPhone 4S."
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LG Aims To Beat Apple's Retina Display

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  • by musikit (716987) on Tuesday May 29, 2012 @06:49PM (#40149625)

    pixel density. it will be heaven to have clean graphics and now that portables get higher resolutions then desktops, people will start asking why. only thing i ask is more antiglare displays.

  • by adisakp (705706) on Tuesday May 29, 2012 @07:34PM (#40150067) Journal

    Seriously, phones and tablets are getting ~1080P screens but most of the laptops on the market are stuck with the crappy 1366x768 even though they're MUCH larger and it would make a visible and FUNCTIONAL difference.

    I'd like to see larger resolutions on desktop LCD Panels as well. You used to be able to get 1600X1200 21" 4:3 monitors everywhere. Now nearly all consumer grade LCD's are 1920X1080 / 16:9. For coders that's a bad thing to lose 120 vertical pixels (it's probably 6-10 lines less code you can see).

    An iPad can do on 2048x1536 on 1 9.7" display. It's sad when you get 50% more pixels in the short dimension on a tablet with a screen 1/2 as big.

  • Re:Apple's display? (Score:5, Interesting)

    by oxdas (2447598) on Tuesday May 29, 2012 @07:54PM (#40150251)

    Apple only details specs, they do not design displays. The specs for the displays (size, pixel density, contrast, etc.) are sent to various manufacturers who design a display to meet the specs and submit examples to Apple. Apple then chooses displays that meet their targets and places orders. For the "retina display", only one company could originally meet all the requirements set by Apple, Samsung. Since then Sharp has also met their specs and will make some displays. LG is still trying to meets Apple's quality requirements. The result of this is that the vast majority of the "retina displays" were made by Samsung.

  • Re:Cool tech, but (Score:4, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday May 29, 2012 @07:59PM (#40150291)

    Is this where I brag about my U820 (5.6" netbook screen, 1280x800) and my self-upgraded Thinkpad T51 (15" laptop screen, 2048x1536) and my T221 (22" desktop screen, 3840x2400)?

    No, no, this is where I say... How in hell can you blame them for selling WHAT EVERYONE BUYS; every time they offer an ultrafine display (like the three I listed), it makes very few sales, because ALMOST NOBODY will actually pay a premium for better displays. Unless and until Apple, or someone equally awesome at marketing, tells them they need it.

  • Re:Cool tech, but (Score:3, Interesting)

    by ganjadude (952775) on Tuesday May 29, 2012 @09:27PM (#40151053) Homepage
    why is it that when its an apple product, people say things along the lines of "really?? I mean apple already has this, we dont need anything more!"

    when will the "apple can do no wrong" idea disapareaR??

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