Mobile and Wireless: iPhone 5 and 10 Other Smartphones Offering Larger Displays

By Nathan Eddy  |  Posted 2012-05-18 Print this article Print
Panasonic Eluga

Panasonic Eluga

This waterproof smartphone, currently available only in Europe, sports a massive 4.3-in quarter-high-definition (qHD) screen, and with a display area ratio of 66 percent, it offers the largest display area available.
In a world full of mobile devices, what else can smartphone makers do to distinguish their phones from the others? When it comes to the latest wave of smartphones, a large, high-quality display is a major selling point and clearly the most visible component of the handset. As more users connect to the mobile Web to view and download content—video content, in particular—having a larger screen translates to a better viewing experience. It now appears that Apple also might move to a larger screen for its upcoming iPhone 5. On May 16, several reports surfaced that the next generation of Apple's highly anticipated iPhone would feature an enlarged 4-inch screen. This compares with the 3.5-in. display the iPhone has featured since its first iteration.¬†Apple is far from the only handset maker figuring out that bigger is better. Samsung, LG and other OEMs are offering mobile devices that stretch screen sizes to the very limit of design—and often to the edge of the smartphone itself.
Nathan Eddy is Associate Editor, Midmarket, at Before joining, Nate was a writer with ChannelWeb and he served as an editor at FierceMarkets. He is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

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