updated 10:05 am EDT, Mon October 1, 2012
Sharp to begin full-scale production of ultra-sharp touchscreen for phones
Sharp, which makes the 4-inch display for the iPhone 5, has now revealed that it started producing 5-inch displays that have 1,920x1,080 resolution. They also promise to be ultra-sharp, thanks to their record 443ppi density. To compare, the iPhone 5's screen houses 1,136x640 pixels at a density of 326ppi.
The closest and previous record-holder was LG's 5-inch AH-IPS screen that has the same dimensions and resolution, but peaks at 440ppi.
Sharp's panel type 5 screen uses CG-Silicon technology that's said to allow reducing the amount of layers in it. The screen will go into full-scale production later in October. While there is no word on what devices will actually use the screen yet, Apple's upcoming iterations of the iPhone and iPod touch are a good bet.
The touchscreen will be demonstrated at CEATEC Japan show that kicks off on Tuesday.