LG’s New 5-Inch Smartphone Display Makes The iPhone’s Retina Display Look Like An Old CRT


Not enough pixels in your iPhone? LG has your back.
Not enough pixels in your iPhone? LG has you covered.

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.

Source: Mashable