Sharp mass producing 5-inch, 1080p, 443 PPI displays for smartphones

Shawn Knight

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Sharp is setting the bar pretty high for next generation smartphone displays. The Japanese multinational corporation announced today that mass production of 5-inch 1080p displays began late last month with plans to increase production through October.

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It is not a 5 inch square. It is about 0.25 inches wider and 0.33 inches longer than a 4 inch screen.
But, I am sure when Apple puts it on their next phone, you will think it is perfect.
 
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No one is making you buy one. If your like yours being small, then just keep buying the small ones.
 
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Not stupid at all, I have developed an issue with one of my eyes resulting in significant vision loss, I'll gladly take a phone with more "screen" real estate.
 

amstech

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That's just plain awesome for a phone.

Newsflash! This just in!
1080p isn't that high of a resolution anymore!
Only been like this for um... several years.
I like to see someone force all the corporate owners with a stranglehold on a market to actually do some work besides cashing in on low resolution screens and technology we've had for 10 years. Like the screen on my Droid 4. Pathetic resolution.
 

VitalyT

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This is a great news in all, just not a news in itself. This was known to be cooked for a while now. Just an inevitable logical step for any future phone to have 1080P resolution. 5" factor is perfect for this.

In the light of this and some reports saying that Galaxy Note 2 display isn't as good as S3 because of much smaller PPI, I may wait yet again, till 1080P phones come out, which will start in the end of this year. Mass production of the new panels means the new 1080P phone will lavish the market in the coming year.
 

Gareis

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It is not a 5 inch square. It is about 0.25 inches wider and 0.33 inches longer than a 4 inch screen.
But, I am sure when Apple puts it on their next phone, you will think it is perfect.
Actually, I am not a fan of apple.
 
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veLa

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I think I'll go with a Samsung AMOLED display instead. They really just are so lush and saturated, the depth of the blacks blows any LCD out of the water.
 
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[SIZE=12px][SIZE=14px]veLa[/SIZE] said:[/SIZE]
[SIZE=13px]I think I'll go with a Samsung AMOLED display instead. They really just are so lush and saturated, the depth of the blacks blows any LCD out of the water.
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UNLESS you sit in a sun outside. I own SGS3 there are 3 problems about this phone:
1st ofc battery
2nd screen is so bad in a sun you need to cover it to make shadow and be able look at it like at phone screen rather then mirror.
3rd If the phone lies somewhere and you wanna lock it using 2 fingers you most likely hit sound adjustment along with a lock button .....
 

Emexrulsier

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Yeah like alreayd mentioned it isn't stupid at all provided they can virtually eliminate the entire bezel. Take for example a SGS2 this is almost 5.5 inches on the diagonal this would leave them a whole .5 inches to work with. This is where it would become tricky though as you would have to fit things like a speaker, camera and hardware buttons in a limited space. People though have already proven they will buy bigger phones so it may not actually be a problem
 

Gareis

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I'm just saying, I'd kind of like to be able to fit my phone in my pocket, holsters aren't my thing.
 
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I own a SGS3 too. I don't have those problems you have. when you view under the sun you put it on auto adjust and you'll see the screen easily. I used the phone for 6 hrs today (camera, calls, txt etc) and it still has 60% left.
 

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