Today, Sharp announced that they will begin full-scale production of new 5-inch HD 1080p LCD panels for smartphones in the month of October. The panels will sport one of the highest (if not the highest) pixel densities in the world at 448ppi. With a resolution of 1920×1080, a new pixel design, and 1.3 times the pixel density of conventional LCD panels, these are without a doubt, going to blow our minds. The panels will be on display at Sharp’s CEATAC booth, this week.
After reading that, what immediately comes to mind? HTC’s “dlx” aka DROID Incredible X, right? Rumored to carry a 5-inch 1080p display, we may see the device by November if rumors are true. The only worry I would have, is whether or not Sharp can produce enough in time to get this phone out by that rumored November date. I don’t necessarily know the ins and outs of manufacturing times for smartphones, but if they are only starting mass production now, I’d say November would be pushing it. Then again, production on some level actually began in September, so maybe that was for HTC’s new mega-phone.
Sharp Begins Production of 5-Inch Full-HD LCD Panels
LCDs for Smartphones Have Pixel Density*1 among Highest in the World
Sharp Corporation has started production of 5-inch full-HD (1,080 x 1,920 pixels) LCD panels for smartphones with a pixel density among the highest in the world. Production began at the end of September at Mie Plant No. 3 and full-scale production will begin in October.
This LCD panel employs CG-Silicon technology*2, a new pixel design, and an innovative production process to achieve the same number of pixels in a smartphone-size screen as there are in a full-HD LCD TV. The panel, which has approximately 1.3 times the pixel density of conventional LCD panels*3, can display crisp text, super-clear maps, and amazingly real HD images.
By providing ultra-detailed LCD panels to support the growing worldwide demand for smartphones, Sharp will contribute to smartphones with increasingly higher quality images.