Okay, the headline may be a little exaggerated, but LG has finally given the iPhone’s Retina display a real competitor. Its new, 5-inch smartphone panel boasts a 1920 x 1080 resolution with a staggering 440 pixels per inch and promises to provide incredibly crisp images with full, high-definition video.
In comparison, the iPhone’s 3.5-inch Retina display boasts just 326 pixels per inch at a 960 x 640 resolution.
The display is built upon Advanced High Performance In-Plane Switching (AH-IPS) technology, which, according to LG, means high color fidelity, wide viewing angles, stable images, and a “rapid response speed when touched.” It features a 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio that’ll make viewing those high-definition movies even more enjoyable.
It’s not the first display to beat the iPhone’s Retina display on specifications, but its one of a small few that really exceeds them by a great margin. Of course, recent rumors have claimed that Apple will improve upon that display for the sixth-generation iPhone by adding an additional 0.45 inches, increasing its resolution, and switching to a 16:9 aspect ratio.
But if incredibly high resolution displays are what you look for in a smartphone, look out for those featuring LG’s new display during the second half of this year.