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Sharp starts to make 1080p 5-inch displays

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Many of the new smartphones launched recently are still using the relatively low resolution of 1280x720 or similar. However, Sharp is looking to set a new trend here. As devices these days get faster processors, more RAM, bigger internal storage, displays still remain below full HD, even though 1080p has been around quite a while. Sharp wants to make new displays that will have 1920x1080 resolution with 443ppi. If you compare this to the Samsung Galaxy III with 1280x720 @306ppi, or Iphone's 1136x640 @326ppi it is quite an upgrade.

Sharp stated that the new CG Silicon technology will allow these big numbers in pixel density which was not possible with earlier technologies. The screen will now display sharper text, super-clear maps and more realistic HD images. They intend to display their products in Sharp booth at CEATEC Japan 2012, which will take place in Chiby City, from October 2nd to October 6th. Sharp has already produced displays for the iPhone 5 that have impressive pixel density and although there were some rumors that Sharp won’t be able to produce them enough in time, the has company stated that they can cope with the demand.
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Production started at the end of September in only one factory (Kameyama), but later this month production should start in all of Sharps factories. So far there are rumors that Google is partnering with HTC to bring a 5-inch Nexus with 1080p resolution and it could mean that other manufacturers will soon be forced to release their own 1080p models. Until now only China's Oppo Mobile has 5-inch 1080p display, but looks like they won’t be lonely for that long. What smartphone would you like to feature new 1080p 5-inch display?

[Ed – The demand for higher resolution in smartphones is not all that surprising. We saw that same thing happen in the tablet market where companies raced to bring the highest pixel density possible. We expect to see a large selection of 1080p capable phones to debut in 2013]

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