Sharp producing 5-inch full-HD mobile displays
1st Oct 2012 | 20:41
Imagine LCD in 1080p
Though Sharp is currently busy facilitating the growing need for more and more iPhone 5 screens, the manufacturer has also found time to fit some other projects into their busy schedule.
Chief among the latest hardware being created are five-inch LCD screens, which Sharp says will be able to support full-HD resolution (1920x1080).
The screens will use new CG-Silicon technology to "achieve the same number of pixels in a smartphone-size screen as there are in a full-HD LCD TV."
Production on the new screens began in September, with the intent to move into full-scale production in October.
Higher pixel density, higher quality images
Coming in at 1.3 times a standard LCD screen, Sharp proclaims these new screens will have one of the highest pixel density ratios on the market.
Sharp stated in their release, "By providing ultra-detailed LCD panels to support the growing worldwide demand for smartphones, Sharp will contribute to smartphones with increasingly higher quality images."
HTC is rumored to be collaborating with Google on a five-inch phablet with a 1080p screen, but Sharp's work could find the tech available in more than just a few phones over the course of the next year.
Sharp will offer the first look at the new screens in action at CEATEC Japan 2012, starting on Oct. 2.