LG Unveils New 5.5″ 2K Display For Smartphones – Isai FL Will Be The First Device To House It Followed By G3
LG has just unveiled a new display panel for upcoming smartphones, and it’s all but confirmed that it will be in the upcoming LG G3. The panel has already successfully gone through the certification process which means that LG can begin mass-producing the panels.
The panel is a mere 1.2mm thin with a bezel requirement of only 1.15mm. This comes after the super thin bezels of the LG G2 which were 2.65mm. You can read LG’s full press release about the panel down below.
The panel will first be found in the Isai FL. This phone is similar to what we’re expecting in the LG G3. This device is destined solely for Japan but gives us a pretty good idea of what we will see from the LG G3.
- 5.5″ inch QHD Display – 1440×2560 – 538 ppi
- Snapdragon Processor (Likely 801)
- 13MP Camera
- 32GB Storage – microSD card
- 3000 mAh battery
Interestingly the Isai FL is waterproof. Rumors were going around earlier this year that the G3 would be water and dust proof which would be an amazing addition to the device. LG is hosting an event on May 27th to unveil the device so it’s not long to see if all these specs will be in tow.
LG Display’s 5.5-inch Quad HD LCD Panel for Smartphones Receives Certification for Quad HD Quality Ahead of Mass Production
Seoul, Korea (May 8, 2014) – LG Display announced today that its 5.5-inch Quad HD (QHD) AH-IPS LCD panel for smartphones was certified as a QHD display after passing verified tests by NEMKO, the Norway-based international testing and certification organization for electrical products. The certification comes shortly before the new Quad HD LCD panel will be unveiled with the forthcoming LG’s flagship smartphone to be launched in the first half of the year.
The certified 5.5-inch QHD AH-IPS LCD panel has 2560 x 1440 pixels, four times the image resolution of HD panels and 1.8 times higher resolution than a Full HD panel. With 538 pixels per inch, this panel also meets the 100 percent RGB color reproduction standard.
This panel, which will go into mass production shortly, will offer superior performance to other existing smartphone panels. This is an ultra-slim panel with a mere 1.2 mm thickness and has a 1.15 mm bezel, which will be the narrowest available and 0.05 mm less than panels introduced last year.
In addition, the panel has achieved the same level of brightness as a Full HD panel. It is difficult to raise penetration ratio in higher resolution panels since they have more pixels. However, LG Display successfully achieved higher brightness by improving the penetration ratio through enhancing the pixel structure design and aperture ratio in the LTPS backplane.
The Quad HD display produces images in sharper color and contrast than regular displays because of the greater amount of pixels. This means that high resolution images and videos in the Blu-ray format can be viewed in a fully vivid and realistic manner. The display retains the readability of letters and images without distorting them when they are enlarged while surfing the internet or working on documents.
“This product fulfills the core qualities of smartphone displays, which are high resolution and slim design, and I believe the consumers can enjoy vivid images that are close to real life with this display,” said Byung-koo Kim, Vice President and Head of LG Display’s IT/Mobile Development Group. “LG Display will continue to maintain technology leadership in the super high-resolution smartphone display market above 500 ppi resolution, which will take off this year.”
According to DisplaySearch, the shipment of premium smartphone displays based on LTPS backplanes is expected to grow to 780 million units by this year and 940 million units by next year. These products are going to maintain sufficient competitive advantage in premium product categories where large size, high resolution and low power consumption are key factors.