Sharp is one of those unlucky manufacturers typically associated with bad news these days (financial difficulties, production problems...), but here – for a change – is a decidedly pleasant story pertaining to the Japanese manufacturer.
The Sharpians have fired out a press release detailing an eye-melting 5in display, now going into mass production.
The 5in Sharp display boasts a “full HD” resolution of 1080 x 1920, which yields a PPI of 443.
The display is destined for smartphones, though there's no mention of specific devices just yet. The HTC X 5, or Google Nexus 5, seems like a prime candidate at this stage. Shove a quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor in there too, and we’re sold.
Of course, the Oppo Find 5 recently claimed the title of "world's first 1080p smartphone".
A Chrome translation of the aforementioned press release tells me: “I will start full-scale production in October,” which leads me to believe that the displays are being produced by a solitary Sharp employee. Good luck to you, sir.