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Sharp develops world’s most sharpest 4.1 inch LCD panel with 736ppi

Sharp known for making LCD panels has developed an IGZO LCD panel with a resolution which is as high as 736 ppi. It now becomes the world’s most sharpest 4.1-inch LCD display and has almost equivalent resolution of  6-inch 4K display.


Sharp, the Japanese company has managed to do the unthinkable by developing such a high resolution display. The company has managed to cramp in about 4 million pixels in just 4.1-inch space, which is commendable to say the least. This results in a whopping 736 pixels per inch across the 4.1-inch display.

Previously, the company’s highest resolution LCD panel was a low-temperature polycrystalline silicon (LTPS) panel which had a resolution slightly lower than 550 ppi. Also, Sharp’s highest resolution IGZO LCD panel was a panel which had a resolution slightly lower than 500 ppi.

The newly developed IGZO LCD panel comes at only one size, i.e. 4.1-inch and has a resolution of 2,560 x 1,600 (WQXGA). This results in the panel having a 736 pixels per inch which is equal when compared to a 6-inch 4K display panel.

Sharp wants to start mass production of this ultra sharp display by 2016 and plans to ship samples to mobile companies for design-in starting early 2015.

We must note that, a human eye cannot distinguish beyond 550 ppi. That brings us to the question, should we be cramping more pixels in a display or should we first improve a new battery technology which can sustain these level of pixels with decent battery life? The choice remains with the mobile manufactures but we (consumers) would certainly wish for the later to come true.

Via: Nikkei Technology

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