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LG Introduced a 4.5-inch IPS Display with HD Resolution

 

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LG new display is great news for app development

We rarely talk about hardware, but we're making an exception with this one: LG just announced its first 4.5-inch screen with HD resolution (1280 x 720 pixels).

LG not only makes smartphones, or televisions for that matter. The company is also well know for its high-quality computer monitors commented a representative at Approach Mobile. LG's most-recent achievement is the NOVA screen, which offers very good brightness and is currently one of the best reading experiences under full sunlight conditions. The NOVA technology is found on the Optimus Black smartphone. LG also offers In-Plane Switching (IPS) displays, which are present on the Optimus 2X or the Asus EeePad Transformer, for example.

The next generation of IPS screens will be called AH-IPS, which stands for Advanced High Performance In-Plane Switching. The diagonal is 4.5 inches, with a whopping resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. This will enable it to obtain a pixel density of 329 dpi. By comparison, Apple's iPhone 4, which is still THE reference in high-resolution smartphone technology, has the Retina Display screen that has a dpi of 326. A little trivia: it is LG that supplies the Retina Display screen to Apple.

 

There was an independent report conducted by Intertek, regarding IPS's color fidelity. The report found that the IPS and the AH-IPS have a much better color fidelity than Samsung's AMOLED screen technology. In terms of energy consumption, the display consumes the same amount of energy for both clear and darker images, which is not the case for AMOLED.

Such performances bring the user to a new dimension, as smartphones are more readable and the graphics made more real. Great news for both iPhone and Android app development. We can't wait to get our hands on this...