The iPhone 5’s screen is going to 4-inches and be thinner than ever, we’re already sure of that, but the question to the screen’s resolution has remained somewhat of a mystery. Industry sources now point a very high pixel density display.
A report by Digitimes today states that the 4-inch screen on the iPhone 4 will feature a remarkable resolution of 1136 by 640 – that’s 326ppi. The resolution has already been rumored at 1136 by 640, and we already know that iOS 6 scales properly to that resolution, but additional industry sources have told Digitimes that that will be the actual resolution of the device. These sources also confirmed that the screen will use an in-cell touch panel as previously rumored made by Japan Display, LG Display, and Sharp.
Sources also predict that competition will pick-up on the technology, and other vendors will push to release 4-inch devices with comparable specifications, pushing the entire market towards higher resolution display even more than the iPhone 4 did.