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Smartphones to get Quad HD screens thanks to LG

Get Blu-ray like video on your phone with a Quad HD screen

LG Quad HD smartphone screen

Smartphones are set to go Quad HD with a new display from LG.

LG has developed the world's first Quad HD panel for smartphones making today's Full HD displays look out-of-date. The AH-IPS LCD panel has a whopping resolution of 1440 x 2560, four times that of a 720p screen.

The Quad HD screen is a phablet-sized 5.5 in meaning it has a pixel density of 538 ppi (pixels per inch). That's a fair amount higher than the market leader at the moment, the HTC One with its pixel density of 469 ppi.

"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 said the Quad HD display for smartphones produces more 'delicate' colours and improves contrast and vividness compared to those on the market now. It can be thought of as Blu-ray on your phone, according to the firm.

It will allow users to view a full desktop version of a web page without image or text distortion. Brightness is another key feature with up to 430 nit.

LG has also pushed the boundaries in ways other than resolution. This panel is just 1.21 mm thin making it the world's slimmest. It's 12 percent thinner than the 5.2in screen found on the LG G2.

See also: Samsung Galaxy S4 vs LG G2 comparison review.

It's unclear when smartphones with this new panel will arrive but we can't wait and we'll let you know when we hear any more details.

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