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LG Display lays claim to world's first Quad HD smartphone LCD

Panel maker says its new 5.5-inch panel sports a 2,560x1,440-pixel resolution featuring 538 pixels per inch.

LG Display's Quad HD smartphone display. LG Display

LG Display might have just made that full HD screen on your smartphone look not so sharp.

The South Korean LCD panel maker on Tuesday unveiled what it calls the world's first Quad HD (2,560x1,440-pixel resolution) smartphone display. Measuring 5.5 inches long and 1.21 millimeters thick, the panel sports 538 pixels per inch, LG Display said.

LG Display claims the new panel has four times more pixels than 1,280X720 HD displays, producing Blu-ray-like video with clearer images and sharper contrast than today's panels.

"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," Byeong-koo Kim, the head of LG Display's IT and Mobile Development Group, said in a statement. "With this breakthrough, LG Display will continue to raise new standards for mobile resolution and lead the mobile display market."

LG Display did not indicate when consumers might expect to see the new screens on smartphones or which handset makers were lined up to buy the screens.