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Sharp begins production of 5-inch 1080p screen with 443ppi

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.

by MacNN Staff



  1. FireWire

    Mac Elite

    Joined: 10-03-99

    Sharp making ultra-sharp displays?

  1. Phil83

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: 10-01-12

    Where is the 4-inch widescreen version of that?

  1. hayesk

    Professional Poster

    Joined: 09-17-99

    Why bother? Once you go beyond the ability to perceive the individual pixels, there's no advantage.

    Prediction: Android fanboys will use as "proof" that their Galaxi IV, V, or whatever has a "better" screen than the iPhone.

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