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LG Hoping to Better iPhone’s Retina Display with a New Full HD 1080p Smartphone Screen

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In the gadget world one of the latest trends seems to be incredibly bright, sharp and colourful displays. This, along with processing speed and power, has become the key focus for smartphone manufacturers of late.

Apple’s Retina Display set the standard a few years back with a high pixel density of 330 pixels per inch, which millions have enjoyed on the iPhone 4 and succeeding iPhone 4S. Since then Android phone manufacturers have joined in on the screen race with HD quality AMOLED screens, which are usually made by Samsung. These displays currently output a HD resolution in the 720p standard which is 1280 x 720 pixels, and can be found on phones such as the Samsung Galaxy Nexus.

However, fellow Korean manufacturer LG has announced plans to go one better and create the world’s first Full HD smartphone screen. This type of screen will be fairly large 5-inches – smaller than the Galaxy Note, the same size as the Optimus Vu – and will pack an eye-popping resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

With this new super-high resolution LG will be able to achieve a pixel density of 440 pixels per inch, blowing the iPhone 4S and its Retina Display out of the water. With this type of display everything should be ultra-sharp and crisp, with no signs of fuzziness around text and images.

The new type of display, which LG is aiming to launch sometime during the second half of this year, will be created with the 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio. This means that while you’re watching movies on a phone with the screen, those dreaded black lines at the top and bottom will be banished.

We’re told that the basis for this impressive-sounding new screen is LG’s IPS-based LCD panel that has already been used in their devices such as the Optimus Vu.

Hopefully we should see products from LG and possibly other manufacturers featuring their new Full HD screen by the end of the year. Stay tuned!

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