Nearly two years ago, Apple set a precedent in the smartphone industry by releasing its revolutionary new crystal clear Retina display on the iPhone 4. With a resolution of 960 x 640 pixels, representing a density of 326 pixels per inch, the Retina display has long been one of the best smartphone displays on the market.
But soon, consumer electronics maker LG is going to release a new smartphone display of its own with an amazing 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution that has a remarkable 440 pixels per inch. Ironically, LG has long been the supplier of the Retina display for the iPhone. This display could be its successor.
To date, most smartphone competitors with the iPhone have managed to carry higher resolution displays simply because the screen was bigger. Thus, the pixel density has not always been on par with the iPhone’s Retina display. But LG’s upcoming five-inch display has nearly the same resolution as recent 24-inch iMac models and sets the record for the highest-resolution screen to ever be created.
The display supports full HD resolution, meaning that you get the full HDTV experience on your smartphone without any downscaling or compression. That’s incredible. The display is supposed to launch later this year, but we don’t have a specific date beyond that estimate. If it’s not too late, Apple needs to put this screen in the upcoming iPhone.