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Sharp now producing 5-inch full-HD displays for smartphones

News by Andrew Kameka on Monday October 01, 2012.

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Sharp today announced that it has begun production on 5-inch LCD panels that are capable of delivering full-HD displays at 1,920 x 1,080 resolution. The new LCD panels deliver pixel density of 443 ppi, which is higher than any smartphone currently on the market. It's also 1.3 times better than Sharp's previous high of 342 ppi on a 4.3-inch display. Sharp - which manufactures screens for many companies, including Apple - expects the panels to improve the display quality for text, maps, photos, and videos. By packing so many more pixels within each inch on the screen, the image quality will be dramatically improved and text will be crisper.

No phones have been confirmed to use Sharp's new display, but there have been rumors of HTC working on a 5-inch phone that is designed to compete with the Samsung Galaxy Note II and LG Optimus Vu. Whichever phone ends up using Sharp's latest creation, it will have a noticeable advantage over the competition. Smartphone screen sizes have grown considerably in the past two years, but none have achieved the display quality that Sharp plans to enable with its new large LCD panels. Sharp will showcase its new 5-inch displays at the CEATEC Japan 2012 trade show begin held October 2-6.

source: Sharp, via: Digital Trends

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