LG Display Reveals High Density Mobile LCDs At SID

There's no question that pixel density is one of the hot new things. Ever since Apple introduced the Retina Display on the iPhone 4, companies have been pushing the pixel envelope, so to speak. In general, the more pixels you fit onto a space, the higher the pixel density. Too high, and fonts are hard to read, but images and multi-media appear exceptionally crisp. Too low, and things just appear "pixelated." LG Display is one company that's working hard to take their displays to a new level in terms of pixel density. This coming week, the outfit will showcase a full line-up of Advanced High Performance In-Plane Switching (AH-IPS) products at SID (Society for Information Display)’s Display Week 2011.

These panels are designed for use in both tablets and smartphones, and the company will be revealed IPS panels that are 3.5" and 4.5" (for phones), as well as 7" and 9.7" (for tablets) and 55" / 85" (for TVs). That's a pretty big lineup, and if these displays can hit commercial products soon, they'll almost definitely be making a serious impact. AH-IPS technology, an advanced form of IPS, is noteworthy for its wide viewing angles, stable touch screen, and fast Motion Picture Response Time (MPRT). The technology also provides greater light transmission which translates into lower power consumption while delivering exceptional picture quality, making it ideal for use in outdoor settings.

By improving the movement of liquid crystals within the LCD substrate, AH-IPS has greatly enhanced the color reproduction rate and realizes 1.5 to 2 times the resolution of typical LCD panels. LG Display’s 3.5-inch smartphone panel supports 960x640 pixel resolution at 326 PPI, delivering the most detailed images among smartphones available on the market. The company's not giving resolution details on any of the other panels, nor pricing, but hopefully more details will show after the event kicks off in LA.