Just when you thought you had pretty much reached the limits of how much pixels you can cram into a display, here comes LG Display with something even more astounding. The South Korean Chaebol’s display division has demoed a display that is arguably the worlds most densest. The phablet sized 5.5 inch panel has a ludicrous resolution of 2560*1440 pixels and is based on AH-IPS LCD technology. Now we have had those kind of resolutions for ages – but never on a display of this size! Like we mentioned in the title, this translates to an insane 538 pixels per inch.
LG calls this display a “Quad HD” screen – obviously pointing to the fact that this is 4 times the resolution of a “standard” HD display of 1280*720 pixels. All this makes the ancient Retina display that Apple introduced in 2010 look very ordinary. That was just around 300 PPI.
On a personal note, having seen a bunch of devices running a 1280*720 pixel and a 1920*1080 pixel displays and comparing them side by side, I wasn’t able to tell much of a difference. This was obvious because of the size of the displays are too small for the human eye to tell much difference! Nevertheless, it is always good to have more pixels crammed in – leading to an overall improvement in the display quality. But that has to stop somewhere, right? Honestly speaking, we would rather have companies working on more important needs like the addition of more powerful batteries and chips so that we are left with enough power till the end of a day – thanks to us being hooked to these power hungry screens all day.
All said, let us all hope that this battle of the displays too treads the megapixel warpath where companies have now started to work on the sensors and the optics rather than just bumping up the megapixel count. Of course, this might take a while to happen!
[Via LG Display]