Japan Display Inc (JDI), one of the world’s top manufacturers of LCD displays, announced today its Innovation Vehicles for 2013, demonstrating new technologies that will make it into consumer products in 2014 and beyond.
The most interesting new prototype from Japan Display is a 7-inch tablet display that shatters current pixel density records. The 1,600 x 2,560 (Wide-QXGA) resolution of the new 7-inch LCD TFT panel translates to an amazing pixel density of 432 ppi.
Thanks to JDI’s WhiteMagic technology, the panel consumes 60 percent less power than conventional RGB displays, offering comparable brightness. The 1.17mm thick panel integrates touch and accepts stylus input, thanks to the Pixel Eyes technology.
Currently, the highest density tablet displays on the market reach 323ppi (Nexus 7 2013, Kindle Fire HDX). Another notable contender is the 10.1-inch Transformer Pad TF701T from Asus, which clocks in 299ppi.
Upcoming high-density displays from JDI and other manufactuers will put tablets on par with current generation smartphones when it comes to pixel density. However, 2560 x 1440 smartphones are already in the pipeline. Back in August, LG Display teased a 5.5-inch panel that reaches an impressive 538 ppi, and Chinese manufacturer Vivo looks to be the first phone maker to use it in a product.
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Who needs it ?
It’s getting ridiculous, like MegaPixels on digital cameras.
At one point to high resolution starts to look bad. That’s why the moto X is 720P
The normal human eye do not see more than 250-300 dpi at 10 inches. So why bother.
because we can
Why not developing better battery ?
Because we can’t :D
no, Moto X is 720p because of
a) it would be much slower if it was Full HD
b) nobody can make such a small Full HD AMOLED display
The HTC one has a 4.7 inch display as well, but 1080p
But it’s LCD, not AMOLED
so you think that because nobody has one, that its impossible? the MotoX is that size b/c it works best for what they were aiming to do… nothing to do with them not being able to make it 1080p… the difference in quality is negligible at best… but you are correct, i kinda skipped over that word AMOLED lol
Dude… I can really understand how frustrated u must be! !!!! HTC one is LCD not amoled!!!!!!!
So you completely forgot about the HTC ONE with a 4.7″ full 1080p screen?
If people only read my comment… AMOLED >:|
It can be done. Just not well.
What do you mean by that? One subpixel? :D
Samsung makes full HD AMOLED displays.
Arrgh my brain hurts. I quit. I say this one last time and after that, I’ll ignore every single one of the replies I (may) get: AMOLED
Oh sorry. I didn’t see small. Forgive me bro.
my aunty just got a 9 month old Lexus RX 350 SUV by working parttime
off of a macbook air. straight from the source Jam20.ℂom
What about the kindle fire HDX 8.9? this resolution at 8.9 inches. Like 350ppi
HDX 8.9 is 339ppi… And its not out for sale yet… So this article speaks the truth… Also, its a Kindle, have you ever tried using a Kindle lately? those things suck unless you root and install a custom ROM on them…
This is amazing
“1.17mm thick panel” — that kind of thickness almost always avails itself to bezelless designs, I hope we see bezelless 7″ tablets next year
How would you hold it?
I take it you haven’t seen the LG G Pad 8.3
It’ll have suction cups on the back. :D
thats innovation that is useful.
Who’s going to hold a tablet three inches from their face all the time? Because that’s what it would take to notice it.
I also take it that’s 60% less power than a comparable LCD display, not a 7″ 1080p LCD.
I wish OEMs would shift focus from these ppi wars to things that mattered, like color gamuts wide range brightness.
you are wrong, sameting with 1080p for phones and people love it,
you may not see individual pixels and with lower res but you’ll notice the difference in sharpness.
I do believe that 1080p phones are noticeably sharper when you focus on it, but not to the extent that you’d notice a difference on a day-to-day casual basis.
The main problem here is that you hold a tablet 2x-3x farther from your eyes than you do a phone, which means that you only need 1/3 to 1/2 the pixel density to see the same amount of detail. These new displays are impressive on a technical level, but I believe there’s a much more appreciable difference to be seen from novel technologies (such as the white pixel tech) rather than simply stuffing more pixels into a display.
And that’s my 2¢
Sony Xperia Tablet Z1 ?