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LG announces a 5.5 inch screen and 2560×1440 pixels

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The latest screen for mobile devices comes with the new display LG Quad HD: 5.5 inches, resolution of 2560×1440 pixel and density of 538 pixels per inch. While current smartphones are not prepared for it, within a time will be a standard in high end.

LG Quad HD display

LG has surprised us a launch that far exceeds anything ever seen before. This is the new LG Quad HD display with resolution of 2560×1440 pixels, which leaves the barbarity of 538 pixels-per-inch density. So far, the most densely screen was that of HTC One, which housed a Full HD resolution on its 4.7-inch. And indeed, managed to convince and remain to this day regarded as the best screen on the market. Now LG aims to wrest the throne with a screen for its size is mainly focused on mobile devices such as smartphones, but also suitable for other devices, such as cameras, portable game consoles, or the new Oculus Rift.

Does it make sense LG Quad HD display for smartphone? At present no, but it will come the day that Yes. If we think of a current smartphone, none bear LG Quad HD display, but screens that lead now were not acceptable some time ago. A little over a year, in May 2012, LG announced the first Full HD screen of 5 inches. It was said then that it was a remarkable achievement, but many indicated that there was no need either a smartphone, that this resolution would be consuming system resources, and attached to the screen size, battery consumption would be scandalous. A year later, 5-inch screens are a standard Full HD on high-end, and in some cases even larger sizes such as 5.2, 5.5 or even 6.4 of Sony Xperia Z Ultra.

To get an idea of the barbarity which is the resolution on a screen for mobile devices, has four times more pixels than a HD 1280×720 pixels (hence its name, Quad HD), and equals the MacBook Pro Retina of 13 inches. It reaches a brightness of 430 nits, something away from the 700 nits of LG Optimus Black, highly regarded for its response under the sunlight, and somewhat below the best smartphones seen this year, as the HTC One with 491 nits, or the Sony Xperia Z with 478 nits. But being a first test, very likely to see LG improvement here when the technology matures.

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