Sharp was first to produce a 4K LCD panel for monitors, and it has been adopted in a range of models. LG confirms that they have also started production of a 4K panel for PC monitors; a 31-inch LCD panel with 4096x2160 pixels.
LG starts production of 31" 4K LCD panel
Sharpâ€™s 4K panel is used in Sharpâ€™s own 4K monitor as well Asus, ViewSonic, and Dellâ€™s 4K monitors. Samsung also recently announced its first 4K monitor, and LG now joins the pack with a 31-inch panel that is slightly smaller than the other 31.5-inch panels.
LG.Display has started producing a new 4K LCD monitor panel
LGâ€™s panel uses the 4K cinema format with 4096x2160 pixels, whereas the current models use the 4K â€śTV formatâ€ť with 3840x2160 pixels. LG says that the panel is based on the IPS technology, and has 1000:1 contrast ratio, 450 cd/m2 brightness, and 178/178 viewing angles. It is also said to operate with 10-bit color depth and it will support wide color gamuts due to the special LED backlighting system.
LG confirms that they have started producing the panel (LM310UH1-SLA1), so expect to see it in a new LG monitor in the near future, as well as in other PC monitor makerâ€™s - possibly Apple – 4K monitors. You can find more information in LGâ€™s spec sheet.