Forget full HD – displays with even higher resolution coming soon to smartphones

WQXGA Smartphone Displays

As Apple prepares to refresh its flagship iPhone with a Retina display that packs the same pixel density as the panel that started the resolution wars back in 2010, rival smartphone makers are getting ready to launch phones with better-than-1080p resolution. DisplaySearch analyst Shawn Lee said in a recent blog post that chip makers are developing application processors that will support WQXGA resolution in upcoming smartphones. The chips are seemingly set to begin rolling out in 2014 and Lee says we’ll likely see 5.5-, 6- and 6.5-inch handsets with 2,560 x 1,440-pixel displays in the near future. At those sizes, pixel densities on these new displays will run from 452 ppi to 534 ppi. Meanwhile, Apple’s iPhone Retina displays on the iPhone 5 and iPhone 4 feature a pixel density of 326 ppi. Lee believes the first round of WQXGA smartphones will be unveiled at Mobile World Congress this coming February, though he notes there may be production capacity issues in the early days.

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