Competition initiated by Samsung SDI’s launch of the world’s first AMOLED (active matrix organic light-emitting diode) panels in 2007 is intensifying between Samsung SDI’s AMOLED display panels and LGD’s LCD panels.
LGD announced Monday that it successfully developed five-inch, 1,080p full high-definition (HD) LCD panels for mobile devices. The LCD panel will be introduced at the Display Week hosted by the Society for Information Display (SID) in Boston, the US from June 3 to 8, and will be loaded on LG Electronics’ quad-core LTE smartphones slated to be released in the second half (H2) of this year.
LGD’s newly-developed LCD panels feature a pixel density of 440 ppi (pixels per inch), and such high pixel density contributes to higher resolution compared to display panels equipped in Samsung’s Galaxy S3 (306ppi) or Apple’s iPhone (326ppi). A ppi stands for pixels per inch, and if a display panel features higher figure of ppi, it means that the display panel shows clearer images.
“LGD’s 440ppi display panels offer clear images comparable to full HD TVs,” LGD CEO Han Sang-bum said. “Demand for high-quality display panels has been on the rise as cloud computing services, which allow users to save data in virtual storage space and enjoy the data with such mobile devices as smartphones and tablet PCs, are gaining popularity.”