LG Debuts Amazing 5.5-Inch 120 Percent Color Gamut QHD Display Ahead Of G4 Launch

LG will unveil its flagship G4 smartphone later this month, but if you're looking for something to salivate over in the meantime, the company's display division just announced the launch of a quad high definition (QHD) LCD panel for smartphones with several noteworthy features, including richer and more accurate colors with a 120 percent color gamut.

It's a 5.5-inch In-Plane Switching (IPS) panel with a 2560x1440 resolution, so in terms of size and pixel density (538 pixels per inch), it's already an impressive display, at least on paper. To make it even better, LG combined a blue LED chip with red and green phosphors instead of combining it with a yellow phosphor like conventional LED backlights do. This is what allowed LG to achieve a 20 percent improvement in color gamut.

LG QHD Display

In addition to more accurate colors, LG's new display boats a contrast ratio that's 50 percent higher than conventional QHD LCD panels. It's also 30 percent brighter for easier viewing in bright outdoor conditions, though it doesn't consume more power.

Should you find yourself in a light drizzle, phones using the new panel will still be responsive. LG said it used an Advanced In-Cell Touch technology that offers superior touch sensitivity so that it can respond to touch commands even when water drops are on the screen.

"The company has maximized the essential display functions for mobile devices from touch to color gamut by using the latest technology and accumulated expertise," said Mr. Byeong-Koo Kim, Vice President of the IT/Mobile Development Group at LG Display. "LG Display will continue to develop products that can offer the best user experience not only for smartphones, but also for tablets and notebook PCs."

In addition to the G4, look for the new display to be used on other high-end handsets.