Featured: 2013 Will Be the Year of the 5-Inch Full HD Display

We've been hearing a lot about a 1080p display coming from LG in Korea however, now it looks like Japan is ready to get in on the game as well. Thanks to the Japan Display joint venture between Sony, Hitachi and Toshiba mass production on these stunning displays has now started. The display itself with come with the 16:9 resolution of 1920x1080 that carries 403ppi. Far and away blowing any other display close to that size out of the water, including the fabled iPhone "Retina Display" which comes with 326ppi and the Galaxy S III display that features 306ppi. When it comes down to color reproduction you can expect to see less AMOLED and more IPS thanks to this being a true LCD display. As well as this the display from JDI will feature 500cd/m2 luminance, 1,000:1 contrast ratio and come in a package so thin that it measures just 0.05 inches. That's the sort of technology of the future.

The display is firmly aimed at the smartphone market and we should see it in phones next year. Whilst it's unclear what phones we'll see with the new displays, I wouldn't be surprised if we saw it in a future Xperia smartphone from Sony. This could mean something really big for the smartphone industry as a display that thin would enable manufacturers to put bigger, longer lasting batteries in phones without effecting the overall thickness. Making the RAZR MAXX of the future a whole lot thinner.

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