Japanese electronics giant Sharp has announced that they have started the production of 5 inch displays for smartphones. The display will feature 443ppi pixel density and will support a resolution of 1920x1080. The display will use CG Silicon LCD technology for reducing the thickness and for improving the viewing angles. Currently there is no information on the manufactures that will be using Sharp"s brand new display in their smartphones.
In May LG had unveiled a 5 inch HD smartphone display. Sharp"s new display will be a direct competitor to the display from LG which is currently being used in LG"s Optimus Vu and Optimus Vu II. Sharp showcased the new display at the CEATEC 2012 event in Japan and has informed that the screen will go into production during later part of October. Sharp has also unveiled a 6.1 inch 498ppi panel along with 5inch screen. The 6.1inch panel is expected to hit markets in Japan by later part of 2013.
Currently there are only very few smartphones which sport a 443ppi display. It has to be noted that iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S3 supports 326ppi and 306ppi respectively. One can easily imagine the quality of image rendering in the new display from Sharp from this.
Sharp is expecting a huge demand for this product upon its launch as there will be a lot of smartphone manufacturers out there who will like to enhance the display quality of their offerings. With 5inch screen slowly becoming a standard, Sharp seems to be moving in the right direction.