Sharp mass-producing 1080p 443 PPI 5in smartphone displays

Sharp mass-producing 1080p 443 PPI 5in smartphone displaysSharp 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.

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SpeedyG  Oct. 2, 2012 at 19:55

*Remembers the days when 4 inch smartphones with 720p display exciting....*

5 inches is still to big for me as a smartphone screen. 4.3 will be by my jolly max with a 720p display.

Stelph  Oct. 3, 2012 at 10:00

Ditto, I am not sold on this charge for the largest screen so get quite frustrated when phone manufactures release new phones and only put the top spec components in the one with a huge screen


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