3.2inch HDMI LCD (H)

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3.2inch HDMI LCD (H)
3.2inch HDMI LCD (H)

3.2inch HDMI IPS LCD Display (H), 480×800




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Category: OLEDs / LCDs, LCD, Raspberry Pi LCD
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Brand: Waveshare
International: 3.3inch HDMI LCD (H)
Chinese: 3.2inch HDMI LCD (H)
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This is a 3.2inch HDMI display, 480x800 resolution, supports Raspberry Pi, Jetson Nano, and Desktop Windows PC.


  • 3.2inch IPS display, hardware resolution is 480x800
  • Working with Raspberry Pi, support Raspbian / Ubuntu/ Kali/ Win10 IoT and the Retropie, driver free
  • Working with Jetson Nano, support Ubuntu, driver free
  • Working with PC, support Windows 11/10/8.1/8/7, driver free
  • Backlight is adjustable

Work with Windows PC

To use with Windows PC, the display supports Windows 11, 10, 8.1, 8 and Windows 7

  • Connect the Only Power interface to the USB port of PC
  • Connect the Display interface to the HDMI port of PC

Note: This display is a vertical display by default, resolution is 480 x 800. You can change the orientation by software.

Work with Raspberry Pi

To use display with the Raspberry Pi, you need to configure the resolution manually.

  • Download the newest image from Raspberry Pi Website
  • Unzip the image archive and get the .img file.
  • Format the SD card by the SDFormatter software
  • User the Win32DiskImager software, write the .img file to the SD card.
  • After writing, modify the config.txt file:
hdmi_timings=480 0 50 20 50 800 0 19 20 20 0 0 0 60 0 38000000 6
  • Save and eject the sd card.
  • Insert the SD card to Raspberry Pi
  • Connect the Only Power interface to the USB port of Raspberry Pi
  • Connect the Display interface to the HDMI port of Raspberry Pi
  • Waiting for a moment, and the display lights and works.


Windows PC

  • Right-click and choose the Display setting
  • Click the Identify to detect the display
    • Choose the display, set the display mode to extend and change the orientation

Raspberry Pi

  • Open the Menu of Raspberry Pi
    • Choose Preferences -> Screen Configuration
  • Choose Configure -> Screens -> HDMI-1 -> Orientation and change the orientation
normal: Default orientation
Right: Rotate 90° 
inverted: Rotate 180°
left: Rotate 270°

Note: If you use Raspberry Pi 4, please enable the dtverlay=vc4-fkms-V3D


Control Backlight

The brightness can be adjusted by the buttons on the side。


=Power saving

To disable the Power saving mode and keep the display lighting.

  • Open the lightdm.conf file
sudo nano /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf
  • Modify the lightdm.conf file, find the xserver-command lin.

Modify it to

xserver-command=X -s 0 -dpms
-s # - disable the display saver
dpms: diable the power saving.
  • Reboot
sudo reboot



General Tutorial Series


The display cannot work after connecting to PC?
  • Check if the HDMI port of your PC works normally
  • Disconnect other display and test it again
  • You need to first connect the power and then the HDMI port
  • You may need to restart the PC


Since the first-generation Raspberry Pi released, Waveshare has been working on designing, developing, and producing various fantastic touch LCDs for the Pi. Unfortunately, there are quite a few pirated/knock-off products in the market. They're usually some poor copies of our early hardware revisions, and comes with none support service.

To avoid becoming a victim of pirated products, please pay attention to the following features when purchasing:


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Beware of knock-offs

Please note that we've found some poor copies of this item in the market. They are usually made of inferior materials and shipped without any testing.

You might be wondering if the one you're watching or you've purchased in other non-official stores is original, feel free to contact us.


If you require technical support, please go to the Support page and open a tickets.