Japan Display Inc. touts two new large WQHD displays for smartphones

October 28, 2013
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Japan Display Inc. (JDI) seems to be on a roll of late, putting out extremely high resolution displays for smartphones and tablets to bolster its position as a top mobile screen manufacturer. This time the company is announcing two LCD modules for smartphones that not only posses high pixel counts but are also quite huge.

This month alone has seen JDI out two other interesting LCD modules, one for smartphones and another for tablets. The first, a 5.0-inch 1080x1920 FUll HD screen, builds on the company's popular WhiteMagic technology that adds a white subpixel in order to increase brightness without bumping up the backlight and energy consumption. While the company has already been producing WhiteMagic displays, the module was JDI's first large 5.0-inch version. Just last week, the manufacturer also announced a 12.1-inch 4K2K LCD for tablets. While no Android tablet currently sports such a size, the screen's insane 3840x2160 resolution will make future tablets look quite impressive.

JDI is coming back to the smartphone space or, perhaps more correctly, smack right in between. It is introducing two TFT LCD modules that sport an impressive 1440x2560 WQHD resolution. The modules come in two sizes, a 5.4-inch model with a 543 ppi pixel density and a larger 6.2-inch with 473 ppi. Both modules only have 1.0 mm bezels on all sides, boast 160-degree viewing angles, and are, of course, manufactured using JDI's Low Temperature Poly Silicon (LTPS) process for low power consumption and thinner profiles. The screens are said to be intended for smartphones, but the sizes obviously point to giant phablets.

The new 5.4-inch and 6.0-inch WQHD TFT LCD modules, as well as the 5.0-inch WhiteMagic screen and the 12.1-inch 4K2K LCD for tablets were all set on exhibit at the Full Panel Display (FPD) International 2013 convention in Yokohama, Japan last week. At the moment, no major Android device manufacturer has come forward to announce their adoption of Japan Display Inc.'s fancy new screens.

SOURCE: Japan Display Inc.


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  • Roland Homoki

    Why? My Note 2 with 267ppi is kinda the optimum. The LG G2 with 424ppi is too much; I couldn’t find any pixels from 2 inch. And all these “improvements” might be reasons from the manufacturers to get you to buy the “new and better”, but are disadvantages in real world, where nobody complains like “I can’t read the text or see the picture it’s so pixelised”, but almost everybody had/has problem with the battery, and the more pixel require more graphical performance, what needs more battery, for no real world advantage…
    In short: detrimental and unnecessary

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