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LG Display Announces New 5.5-inch Quad HD LCD With Crazy 2560×1440 Resolution and 538ppi, Made for Smartphones

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Step aside 1080p, QHD is in the building. No, not qHD – QHD. LG announced last night that they have created a brand new 5.5-inch Quad HD display with an insanely high resolution of 2560×1440, made for smartphones. In case you were wondering, that’s 538ppi. Yes, we are now moving into the +500 arena and shaking our heads the entire way. 

As you can imagine, this LCD panel has all sorts of “world’s first” titles attached to it, like world’s highest resolution. It sports four times the pixels of a 1280×720 display, helping it to reproduce “more delicate colors” as well as improving upon contrast and vividness. As you can imagine, everything you view on the new Quad will look more lifelike, crisp, and as LG puts it, on par with Blu-ray video.

The new Quad HD LCD from LG is also the world’s slimmest and narrowest panel on the planet, a title their 5.2-inch LCD on the LG G2 held just a month ago. It’s only 1.21mm thick, with a 1.2mm bezel. If you want more numbers, that’s 12% thinner than the 5.2″ FHD panel on the G2. Ridiculous, right?

No word on when this panel will sample or ship in devices. But I think it’s pretty obvious that LG’s next phone, likely a G Pro 2, is going to sport this thing.

Everyone ready to move out of 1080p?

LG Display Develops World’s First Quad HD LCD Panel for Smartphones

New panel will deliver optimal viewing experience on larger smartphone displays

Seoul, Korea (August 21, 2013) – LG Display [NYSE: LPL, KRX: 034220], a leading innovator of display technologies, announced today that it has developed the world’s first Quad HD AH-IPS LCD panel for smartphones. At 2560X1440 with 538ppi, the new 5.5-inch Quad HD panel is the highest resolution and ppi (pixel per inch) mobile panel to date, and provides a glimpse at what’s next after current Full HD smartphone panels, critical given the growing trend towards larger displays.

“LG Display, which pioneered the high resolution mobile market with introduction of the world’s first Full HD smartphone panel in 2012, again opens new possibilities with the successful application of QHD technology,” said Dr. Byeong-koo Kim, Vice President and Head of LG Display’s IT and Mobile Development Group. “With this breakthrough, LG Display will continue to raise new standards for mobile resolution and lead the mobile display market.”

LG Display’s Quad HD panel for smartphones realizes clearer images with 4 times more pixels than HD at 1,280X720, thereby reproducing more delicate colors as well as improving contrast and vividness when compared to current mobile displays. This advancement will enable consumers to fully enjoy more life-like and crisp images, and even Blu-ray equivalent video, on their smartphones. The panel also features the highest ppi among current mobile device displays.

In addition, the new Quad HD panel will enable users to enjoy a full view of PC-version web pages at a single glance without image distortion; a contrast to current Full HD displays which only realize 3/4th of a full screen. Also, even when enlarging the screen, users will be able to enjoy undistorted and sharper text.

Only 1.21mm thin with a 1.2mm bezel measured in LCD modules (LCM), LG Display’s new Quad HD panel is both the world’s slimmest and narrowest panel, with 12% reduced thickness compared to the company’s 5.2-inch Full HD panel released last month. Based on Low Temperature Poly-Silicon (LTPS) substrate, the panel also realizes superior brightness of 430nit with improved transmittance and larger aperture opening size.

LTPS-based smartphone displays are expected to record 765 million units in shipments next year according to research firm DisplaySearch, as displays with larger screens, higher resolution, and less power consumption prove key to competitiveness in the premium model segment.

Market Outlook: Displays for LTPS-based smartphones

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About LG Display

LG Display Co., Ltd. [NYSE: LPL, KRX: 034220] is a leading manufacturer and supplier of thin-film transistor liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD) panels, OLEDs and flexible displays. The company provides TFT-LCD panels in a wide range of sizes and specifications for use in TVs, monitors, notebook PCs, mobile products and other various applications. LG Display currently operates nine fabrication facilities and seven back-end assembly facilities in Korea, China, Poland, and Mexico. The company has a total of 56,000 employees operating worldwide. For more news and information about LG Display, please visit www.lgdnewsroom.com.

  • ahaltcj

    Close. Now lets get this in 7″ and make the Oculus Rift Better!

  • kashtrey

    I wish companies would stop the pissing contest of “world’s first” and go for “world’s best.” Yay, you beat everyone to an insane resolution that can’t be reliably deployed. How about advancing current display technology to be better calibrated or more energy efficient?

  • RBI411

    Why not just jump straight to 4K? Sounds way more impressive.

  • Caleb Boerner

    You better gimme that screen LG!

  • Kanaga Deepan N

    VERY VERY BAD… Only 538ppi…

    Phonemakers should never use phone displays with resolution anything less than 999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999 dpi, imho….



    I knew the day was coming, when Real Life will seem fuzzy, in comparison to images on a screen.

  • anon

    Think of this in the oculus rift

  • Nathaniel Newman

    I have a GS4 and it’s 1080P display seems insane to me. Can I see the difference? YES, if I get less than 4 inches away. Normal viewing I can’t see a difference between a 720p and 1080p display on a TV let alone a freaking smartphone!

  • Charles Rogers

    I don’t get it all you guys are acting like battery life won’t be comparable to current when it comes out. OG Droid – S4 style resolution changes aren’t that big of a deal?

  • Ryan Ropero

    Your move Apple . . .

  • googlyeyedfrog

    I think we need to remember that 300ppi is essentially a retina display when held about 18 inches from your eyes. I know many people, including myself when playing some games, that hold the phone much much closer than that, like 8 inches. At this distance, 300ppi is no longer a retina display and the human eye CAN detect improvements between a screen of this resolution and a lower one.

  • Smeckle

    Without reading the article I looked at the picture and thought that was the ugliest phone I had ever seen.

  • truth_cutz

    And yet I can’t get an update for my Optimus G Pro…..Fuck You LG!!!

  • Sam

    Might as well not take this thing off the charger.

  • HTC One User

    How come the lady looks faded and fake but the image on the display looks super vibrant and clear? I dont understand the need for these displays.

  • bionicwaffle

    Why on earth do companies let their marketing department control their engineering department. Besides having no practical value the extra pixels mean more storage will be needed for “full resolution” images, more RAM will be used while full resolution images and video are displayed or manipulated, more CPU/GPU/battery will be needed to render displays, frame rates will be lower at full screen with full resolution video/gaming. It really doesn’t make any sense at all. I knew LG had some “Apple quality” engineers when they put glass on the back of the LG G and the Nexus 4 but man, this is getting ridiculous. They really just need to leave and go work at Apple now.

  • Trevor

    The 3-minute battery life will be awesome.

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  • Daistaar

    LOL She needs two hands to hold that big black thing.. LOL!!!!

    (brought to you by my juvenile moment of the day… You’ve got to have at least one.)

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  • Milind Shah

    why? who requires a phone with 538ppi? just why?

  • DRAF_Werd

    Most of the comments left here are ignorant. Even though pixel density doesn’t tell you everything it still matters, especially to the sharpness that goes in to making a display more beautiful. I say keep improving these displays as much as possible – if it looks like blu-ray quality then badass. Go look at 4K UHDTVs and tell me that you can’t tell the difference from your 1080p TV at home and that you don’t eventually want that on your smartphone?

    • bionicwaffle

      Your comment about 4K TV’s is irrelevant. If you have a 55″ 1080p HDTV you have a ppi of only 40 – but guess what, it doesn’t look bad because you’re not that close to it. As we both know, 40ppi is very low so of course the difference in a 4k HDTV will be very noticeable. The funny thing is, a 55″ 4k HDTV is still only a low 82ppi!!! My point is that I don’t think you provided any proof that a display like LG’s new one is needed or even useful at all. I don’t think there is much value for anything over 300ppi for any home/personal/business use. There may be some science/medical/application where a non-human (camera, robot, etc) is processing data that’s displayed but even in that instance it would be much better to do a direct data transfer from machine to machine rather than render it on any display.

      • DRAF_Werd

        Not sure where you are getting this random information about the pixel density of 4K TV’s but that’s not really the point, it was just an example. The point is that the better these displays become even if they are using more battery/RAM, ect they are going to drive other technologies in phones to improve as well including most importantly color saturation and vividness of picture which all matter a great deal in the quality of displays. Don’t dog on display technology just because you are shortsighted.

        • bionicwaffle

          You called people who think such high PPI is useless ignorant. I stated facts explaining why one could say that a PPI that high is not only impractical but actually a bad idea due to storage, performance, and battery life considerations combined with the fact that it adds no practical value.

          • LionStone

            Yea, people said the 441ppi on the DNA was going to bust the battery too, but it isn’t true, it’s very efficient. I’d say the value in these kinds of displays is being able to enjoy high quality video, which makes for a more pleasurable experience.

  • MK17

    Too much bezel

    • Needs more cowbell!

    • Greyhame

      A 1.2 mm bezel is too much?

  • flosserelli

    2560×1440 resolution is nice, but it won’t be worth a damn if the phone is dead in 3 hours.

    • Tyler Durden

      Well the Snapdragon 800 supports this resolution so add in a 4000mAh battery and you’re good to go.

  • Open1Your1Eyes0

    Seriously when is this PPI race going to be over for smartphones already. This is a total waste of CPU/GPU resources. No wonder, even though the CPU increases by a lot every time the performance feels the same.

  • buddyruff777

    Every company has their philosophy and
    identity. LG appears to be solidifying theirs as the company with the latest
    and greatest specs and is always pushing for more. I like that personally. It
    may be more than is needed or can be utilized at the time, but I would rather
    have more than enough than not enough, and it’s rare anyone finds the just
    enough spot.

  • MichaelFranz

    how about before this we start getting like 120hz displays with full motion like some top line tv’s

    • New_Guy

      You, sir, are a genius!

      • MichaelFranz

        im surprised it hasnt been talked about or done or even shown in a prototype. tech companies used to be all about making things smaller and compact, but its seems to be going to opposite and now with mobile if its not bigger and faster its not good enough.

        I think Moto got it right with Moto X and the Droid line as far as processor power and computing goes. I hope more OEM’s learn from it, improve and implement it and realize that they should improve on already existing tech rather then just push the latest and greatest.

        i mean, this display while it is impressive, will not be noticed by the normal human eye. So instead of wasting time with it, why not take already gorgeous 1080p screens and add full motion to them, and focus on doing with while not killing battery, or even better battery technology, something that lasts longer etc.

        I may be getting a moto phone just on this principle, down vote it if you want but its my opinion..

        • New_Guy

          I’m with you on ask of this. I didn’t see it coming but Googarola is making me a believer. The more a read about the Moto X the more I want one; now.

        • Keith Hollis

          The Droid Maxx is really tempting. If it had on screen buttons and an unlocked bootloader, i would be jumping on it.

          • MichaelFranz

            I’m cool with the buttons they are in the right place

          • Keith Hollis

            I’m just used to the GNex now. I think i could get used to it if the bootloader unlocks. I just don’t want to be left out in the cold when Verizon stops updating it.

    • Butters619

      FYI, most TVs with 120Hz actually just upsample the video to make it 120Hz rather than being true 120Hz. This is what causes the soap opera effect.

      • Justin W

        @MichaelFranz:disqus Instead of more displays at 120hz, we need media to be broadcast at that level.

        • Butters619

          That is correct. However, again, most TVs with 120Hz panels don’t even accept 120Hz signals.

      • Sqube

        I had been wondering about that for the longest. Learned something new.

        • Butters619

          And actually it’s not quite just upsampling. The TV actually uses motion estimation to essentially “guess” the frame in between. Personally I think it looks really bad and the first thing I’ll do when I watch a Samsung TV is turn it back to 60Hz.

          My opinion: Buy a plasma.

          • Sqube

            I agree with you 100%. I think it looks terrible. I wonder what 120Hz native content will look like.

  • Joshua Bailey

    Pointless. Let’s improve battery life and not worry about pixel counts that we can’t even see!

  • Detonation

    Unless we stop upping the DPI setting as resolutions increase, this isn’t going to be all that useful since it probably won’t be visibly different from 1080p. If the DPI were lower, you could get far more stuff on the screen with this res…and text would also need a magnifying glass to read.

  • AJ McKay

    Am I the only person who hates the vapid, doe-eyed, robots that all Asian companies use in their marketing photos?

    • Sqube

      I don’t hate them. But in the inevitable robot uprising, their looks will give them a crucial extra couple of moments with which to destroy us.

    • Godzilla

      Hey, i bet she looks hot naked

    • Weber

      THAT’S A ROBOT?!

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    • RavnosCC

      Racist much? :-/ I’m pretty sure the photographer or the editor chooses which photo to publish, don’t blame the models. 😉

      • AJ McKay

        How’s that racist? Show me a tech company trying to sell their products with a bunch of white titties and I’ll say the same thing. LG and Axe shouldn’t have the same marketing techniques.

        • RavnosCC

          From your original comment it sounded like you were sick of Asian companies using Asian models to promote their products. Maybe I misunderstood your sexism for racism 😛 (can’t it be both?)

          • AJ McKay

            It’s more just put the new fancy whizbang on a clear plastic pedestal and let me see it. I don’t need hand model showing it to me unless the next person I’m talking to is Bob Barker. My initial comment based on it being a predominantly Asian technique.

          • RavnosCC

            I see, show me the money, don’t distract me with booth babes. Got it.

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    No thanks… wtf will I do with this? on a phone… 1080p is already pushing it.

    When 1080p Quad Core phones are considered “MID-Tier” and lower priced I’ll be buying like a MOFO!

    • Godzilla

      i agree, we’re talking about a damn phone here. Not a TV

  • Alan Fortte

    I wish a phone, would finally implement RGBY technology from Sharp in the displays. It’d be nice to have that, but this is a little over our heads since 1080p technically really just started to pick up, with the S4 and One, now the G2 and upcoming Note 3.

  • Lonnie Kerchief

    Doesn’t 1920×1080 put a screen “on par” with Blu-ray video?

    • Godzilla


    • Liderc

      No, because the viewing distance from your eyes to your phone is much closer than your eyes to your flat screen playing a Blu-ray.

      Viewing distance is key. Go stand right in front of your 50” 1080P TV with a Blu-ray on, and you’ll see huge pixels.

      • Lonnie Kerchief

        I don’t watch my phone with it right to my face. It’s not about distance, it’s about the percentage of your full point of view being taken up by the viewable area. I watch at a relaxed arm-length, which puts it at about the same percentage as when I sit on the couch and watch my 61″ TV.

  • And yet Samsung still sells devices with only 16gb of internal storage! For tech like this to go anywhere we need devices with at least 64GB of storage OR carriers need to adjust their data plans to accommodate HD and HD+ material (never gonna happen)!

    • Godzilla

      very very true

    • Tyler Durden

      I like how you single out Samsung.

    • flosserelli

      You are trolling the wrong article. In case you can’t read, this article is about LG, not Samsung. If you feel like trolling Samsung, at least do it in a Samsung-related piece.

      • Sorry, I just read the actual info on the article and completely skipped over the title where it clearly says LG and not Samsung (the original post has been edited). I did not mean to come off as some Samsung troll!

    • New_Guy

      I see your point but I’m not sure why you bring Samsung into this point. They’re practically the only OEM left still providing expandable storage options in their devices…

  • Tyler Durden

    Company makes revolutionary product, people bash it. Mawfukin hipsters

    • Godzilla

      I dont think we are bashing it, just questioning the need.

      • Tyler Durden

        Yeah but why stop now? Yeah maybe we can’t distinguish it, but it would look a hell of a lot better when put it next to other screens.

        • Godzilla

          I agree that companies should keep innovating. But maybe they should slow down and help build infrastructure to support it first.

          For example. 4K is the next step. The playstation 4 and X box one will support it. Makes sense because the source is still a disc which keeps it local. But as I said before in order to broadcast it would require a complete overhaul of TV as we know it.

          Basically what im saying is that if you keep 4K local, fine, use it. The moment you try to broadcast it over a LTE network or Cable prices and data usage sky rockets.

    • Sqube

      I think this is more evolutionary than revolutionary. Resolutions have been steadily creeping up on this screen size.

      I can’t speak for anyone else, but I’m not bashing them for the resolution. I’m bashing them for that resolution at 5.5″ because it won’t be perceptible. It will, however, require stronger and more power-hungry processors. Battery tech is just barely keeping up with demands (i.e. you can get through a “standard” work day with most phones with “average” use). Something like this… I’d love it at 55″. Not so much at 5.5″.

    • Sirx

      No, because this is stupid, and useless, and nothing more. This is like adding wheels to a car.

      “OMG, our 2014 Model is gonna have 8, count ’em, 8 wheels! With absolutely no improvements in fuel efficiency or drive-train technology. But don’t pay attention to that–Look at all these wheelz!!!”

  • Godzilla

    Am I the only one that thinks there is such a thing as too much? Do we really need 4k resolution? Sure games and local things can easily be 4k.

    But do any you realize that if a TV channel wanted to broadcast in 4k how much band width it would need? Even if compressed it would be huge.

    What’s so wrong with 120-240hz LED 1080p. I am still amazed by that on my Samsung TV.

    But to each their own……..

    • AJ McKay

      Agreed. Compression artifacts are horrible on 1080p broadcasts (Sports mainly). I can’t imagine how bad 4k would be.

      • Godzilla

        it depends. I have DirecTV and their picture is beautiful and has no issues.

  • Sqube


    • Mr. Moore

      Said the owner owner a Commodore 64 …..

      • Sqube

        If you think 1920×1080 resolution on a 5″ screen is directly comparable to the Commodore 64 situation, then I don’t know what to tell you. I’m not saying that resolution is too high for everything. I’m saying it’s impractical and arguably pointless in a mobile context.

    • Liderc

      Said JP Morgan’s father to his son about funding Thomas Edison’s electricity grid for the city.

      • Sqube

        I happen to think that an increase in resolution that won’t be perceptible to your average consumer isn’t quite as significant a game changer as introducing electricity. Apparently you do.

        I think we can respectfully agree to disagree.

  • tyguy829

    Bye bye battery life. You’ll need a generator to power this thing!

    • New_Guy

      That’s what they thought about a phone that was always listening but the minds at Motorola were able to find a way. Time and ingenuity is what it takes in the tech world.

      • chudilo

        Wait ’till we actually use those phones for 3 months or so, I’m betting the battery life will be like Gnex (if not worse)

        • New_Guy

          I’d take that bet in a heartbeat. Remember, the GNex had nothing to do with Motorola; that was all Sammy. Secondly, when it comes to mobile device batteries, no one can compete with Motorola and that’s not even debatable at this point.

          So I would definitely take that bet.

  • Omar Amer

    give them a couple months, Im sure LG will be showing off the world’s first 4k resolution 5.5″ smartphone screen.

  • Godzilla

    That GPU would be very very battery hungry.

  • CarlosDanger

    sup grrrrrl

  • normmcgarry

    Gah, just think about the graphics chip required to run anything decent on that thing. Totally not seeing the reason for this, but it is awesome.

  • Zach Armstrong

    They need to put this on the next Nexus

  • Can’t wait for human vision to become four times as accurate, so I can differentiate this thing from a 720p display!

    • Steve B

      The crispness of a 1080p screen can easily be distingueshed from a 720p screen. What this screen will do is up the realism of looking at a screen. This will essentially be like looking through a window.

      • Sqube

        There are hard limits on what the human eye can perceive. I think it’s highly debatable whether you’ll actually be able to tell the difference between 1920×1080 and 2560×1440 without using a microscope.

        If you can tell the difference between those resolutions at that screen size from a foot away, congratulations. You are apparently an eagle.

        • EC8CH

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        • Godzilla

          It depends on screen size. I’ve seen a 4K TV next to a 1080p TV and you CAN see a difference.

          The difference isnt as huge as when they put 480 TV’s next to 720 when HD got big.

          • Sqube

            Well, yes, it absolutely depends on screen size. But we’re talking about a 5.5″ screen here. Not a 55″ screen.

        • Lonnie Kerchief

          I can see the pixels on a 5″ 1080P display. I have 20-15 vision, though. Also, the pixels are barely noticeable and not annoying. I guess this display is to cover the rare cases such as mine? The problem I see is that there’s virtually no content at this resolution right now, and you would need to get the content on/to the device to view it. Would that be streaming at full res on a home network? Possibly. Storage is an issue right now for local viewing. I have an S4 with a 64GB card in it and I can still only store a couple uncompressed Blu-rays on it. I’d be lucky to fit one QHD movie on the card, and then it’d be using the whole card just for that.

          • Sqube

            You’re an outlier. And even by your above-average visual standards, the pixels are barely noticeable. Even if there was 2560×1440 content, it’s just not going to make a huge difference on a 5.5″ screen.

            I mean, you’re barely noticing at 1080p. You won’t notice at all when you get to 1440p. Do you think it’s going to be a huge difference maker?

          • Cowboydroid

            It’s not about being able to distinguish individual pixels. It’s about the smoothness and clarity of lines and shapes. Most people may not be able to distinguish an individual pixel on a modern phone display, but they can still distinguish jagged edges. The higher the resolution, the more closely it approximate reality, which is the entire point anyway.

          • Butters619

            Not sarcastic and serious question, how close do you have to hold that display to your face? Also is it LCD, AMOLED, or pentile AMOLED? I can see the pixels on a 4.7″ 720 LCD Display (One X) but I have to hold the phone within 10 inches or so of my face and actively be trying to identify them. Under any normal use I can not see the pixels.

          • SemahjLam

            see i have bad vision so the phone is always near my face when i dont have glasses on and i see the pixels all the time

          • Keith Hollis

            sure when you hold the phone up close to your face, but for normal use, why would you do that? Once you’ve got a bit over 300ppi, the pixels aren’t the most thing for image quality and you’re using more processing power to display all of those pixels. It’s a better trade to hold the phone at a normal distance and save the processing power and battery life.

        • ddub

          Also another factor we have to be cognizant of is the power draw of a screen like this and the performance hit that a phone is going to take pushing all those pixels. It’s a marvel of engineering, for sure, but given the way smartphones have progressed in recent years it’s hard to imagine if something like this would be a viable option in the near future. I mean, we’re still struggling with 1080p displays lasting a full day… nevermind pushing a comparable amount of pixels as the retina ipad (w/ around 11,000+ mah battery)

          • Sqube

            Seriously. This has always been the issue. I love pushing the hardware ever-forward, but the battery tech isn’t keeping up. And don’t even get me started on this “MY PHONE IS TWO MILLIMETERS THICK THEREFORE SUPERIOR” because I’m tired of getting 42mAh batteries. Motorola is the only company that seems willing to sacrifice some thinness so that we can actually use our phones.

          • ddub

            Motorola’s made some compromises to accommodate for longer battery-life in their recent phones for sure. Reviews on the Moto X have been generally positive and it really has worked out for them. If we consider how big the original Maxx was, just from a sales perspective, it shouldn’t surprise us that Moto is making battery life a major focal point for their latest phones.

            I know it’s not going to happen, but I’d kill (figuratively, of course) for a Nexus phone that had the stamina of the new Droid Maxx and the raw specs of the next wave of phones like the Galaxy Note 3, or the “Honami.”

        • That’s what people said about 60 Hz refresh rates, right?

          Yes, at some point, if we were at 256,000 x 144,000 then we’d be beyond the limit but I still think we’re not yet to that limit. Sure, the human eye may not be able to identify individual pixels at these higher resolutions but there is still some improvements that higher resolutions can provide for us and I still think QHD isn’t quite that limit (although it may be approaching it).

          • Sqube

            Those improvements can not be perceived on a 5″ screen. They can’t be SEEN. I love the ever-increasing resolution. I drooled when 4K was first revealed. But what are you going to do at 2560×1440 on a 5″ screen when your average person literally will not be able to tell the difference between 2560×1440 and 1920×1080 without you giving them a microscope and/or telling them? That’s my only “problem” with it.

            The difference between 60Hz and 120Hz is readily perceptible to the human eye. It’s not quite the same as a change that makes no difference to the average user except for the fact that no content will be available at the native resolution of the device.

      • aQuickBit

        A window into the FUTURE.

      • I recently upgraded from the Galaxy Nexus to the GS4, which have the very resolutions you mention, and the resolution change is really only noticeable if you’re looking for it. If I go in to look closely, sure. From the distance I normally hold my phone, not so much. Manufacturers need to focus on higher resolution screens on large devices like tablets, laptops and TVs, where they’ll make a much more visible difference. 5″ screens are already fine.

        • teleclimber

          Or how about making a screen that is not useless in the sunlight? That would make a huge difference in how I use my phone. More pixels won’t change my behavior at all.

          • Butters619

            Not trying to start a flame war or argument, but essentially all LCDs displays on phones within the past 14 months you can see in the direct sun. Unfortunately it looks like everybody except HTC has ditched LCD.

          • aQuickBit

            Is that a bad thing that they haven’t ditched it yet?

          • Butters619

            IMO LCD > AMOLED. But that is just my opinion. There are tradeoffs either way. LCDs are brighter and have better color reproduction. AMOLED is more energy efficient and has better blacks.

          • aQuickBit

            So the age old debate of plasma TV vs LCD TV.

          • Butters619

            Pretty much. Although on that front Plasma > LED or LCD IMO. haha.

          • aQuickBit

            Well then there ish no pleashing you.

      • master94

        True but @sqube , humans cant see past 300 dpi so why add it? It just uses more CPU power that could go towards doing other stuff. I think that is why the Moto X doesn’t lag even with a 2 year old CPU

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  • Now if they could just get the bezel down to nothing.

    • GoBlue

      I heard it broke a record for bezel, too. Am I correct?

    • TuckandRoll84

      1.2 mm. I would say that is just about nothing.

  • Chris

    Cool, but what a waste. Also, bye bye battery life.

  • makav3ll1

    Awesome, now I can watch youtube videos of people sucking condoms through their noses in full 1440p!