The other South Korean mobile manufacturer, LG, set tongues wagging this week when it unveiled the G3, the first big-name smartphone with a QHD (2560 x 1440) display. Er, no offense to the existing QHD phones.
Looking to the future, LG Display is set to show off a 6in QHD display at the Society for Information Display’s (SID) Display Week 2014, while promising that ridiculous figures such as 600 and even 700PPI (pixels per inch) aren’t too far-fetched.
Over on the LG Display public relations thingy, the South Koreans promise to bring along their 6in QHD display to the San Diego Convention Center next week.
Being a little bit bigger than the 5.5in QHD display on the LG G3, the PPI is a tad lower, but we’re still talking 491PPI.
Of course, those same figures apply to the 6in QHD Vivo Xplay 3S, which was technically the world’s first QHD smartphone, and also the Oppo Find 7.
There’s a good chance we’ll see LG’s 6in QHD panel debut in something like the LG G3 Pro. If such a thing exists.
Meanwhile, a Google Translation of an interview with an LG guy says: “In general, the leading display technology for mobile, since the TV goes into technical aspects of transition, which in the future 600ppi, 700ppi think that the resolution of the soon to be developed.” Er, not the greatest translation, but you get the idea.
Indeed, when smartphones inevitably go UHD (3840 x 2160), we’ll be talking 800PPI on a 5.5in display. Sweet Moses.