This one should come as no surprise. DigiTimes is reporting that mobile phone are moving towards higher resolution displays. While most mobile phones use a 176×220 (QCIF+) resolution today, over 90 percent of Japanese handsets already use a QVGA resolution. The rest of the world is poised to catch up though with panel manufacturers expecting that QVGA will become the mainstream resolution by the end of the year.
We’re also seeing higher resolution displays making their way onto mobile phones. For example the iPhone uses a 320×480 (HVGA) resolution and the LG Prada uses a 400×240 resolution display.
The trend makes sense. As people use their mobile phones for more data-centric activities, the larger displays are required to deliver a better experience.