The age of Ultra HD displays will soon be descending upon our mobile devices and Japan Display Inc., also known as JDI, wants to be at the forefront of that change. It has just announced a new 10.-inch LCD module for tablets that not only boasts of 4K2K resolutions but also of low power consumption.

This isn’t actually the first time that JDI announced a high-resolution display module Last October, it unveiled a similar 4K2K display but one that was intended for larger 12.1-inch devices, probably along the lines of touch-enabled notebooks and ultrabooks. This time, JDI is producing one fit for the more common tablet form-factor of 10.1 inches. At a resolution of 3840×2160 pixels, this gives the module a very high pixel density of 438 ppi. In comparison, the highest ppi so far in the market today belongs to the iPad mini with retina at 326 ppi but only at 7.9 inches.

However, higher pixel counts usually translate to higher power consumption as well, but JDI wants to differentiate itself in that aspect as well. The manufacturer wants to assure its present and future customers that its 4K2K panel offers both high resolution and low power draw. To be precise, it says that its power consumption is only as high as that of a 10.1-inch WQXGA displays, those with 2560×1600 pixel resolutions.

4K videos and video recording are becoming much advertised features on cameras and TVs, but our mobile devices still need a bit of catching up. JDI hasn’t announced when it will be ready to ship these modules to device manufacturers so it’s unlikely we’ll see any Android tablet with this 4K2K display soon but hopefully it’s a start.

SOURCE: Japan Display Inc.