JDI begins production of its 2nd-gen Pixel Eyes LCD display

by: Robert TriggsDecember 28, 2015

JDI 2nd gen pixel eyes display

Earlier today, JDI announced that it has begun mass production of its second generation “Pixel Eyes” LCD display modules, which are destined for premium mobile products. The new display boasts not only improved image quality, but also a thinner design and improved in-cell touch technology.

JDI’s in-cell touch technology integrates the touch sensor used in mobile device into the display itself, rather than requiring its own extra circuit. This removes the need to add an additional layer on top of the LCD display, which would further reduce the amount of light reaching the user. The latest iteration, combined with new build materials, has allowed JDI to achieve thinner display boarders, deeper black levels and a touch screen resolution that can detect even smaller inputs, down to a 1mm wide stylus touch. The company states that its border width has shrunk from 0.8 mm to 0.5 mm.

The second generation Pixel Eyes LCD is based on JDI’s LTPS technology and is designed primarily for common mobile display sizes. However, unlike the first generation module which stopped at 6-inches, this new display can also be used in devices up to 16-inches in size, making it suitable for tablet and laptop displays as well.

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JDI has previously provided display modules to Sony, OnePlus and other smartphone manufacturers. With production now under way, JDI’s new display could begin to appear in products within the first half of 2016.

  • Is it possible to get that kind of thin pen to use on a Sony Tablet?

    • Shamoy Rahman

      Yes, there are unofficial styluses for Xperia Tablets.

  • Dis

    Why are they showing it with a pencil? Marketing fluff or it can really have pen input?

    • Shamoy Rahman

      It can actually work with a stylus down to 1mm in tip diameter.

  • Avieshek Rajkhowa

    1) Corning’s Concore Glass already does that

    2) Apple seems the likely candidate for this LCD type display, ‘coz Android votes AMOLED

    3) If bezels as thin as 0.8mm can already be achieved than why no manufacturer (like Android) have done that

    4) 16 inches?.. Expect that in iPads?

    • mobilemann

      yay, conjecture from someone who has been exposed to know dick.

    • KrispyInTO

      You have no idea what your even saying do you?

      1. Concore is glass not an LCD. Concore is used for OGS LCDs. Concore still requires an in cell capable LCD panel.(coring does not make LCD screens)

      2. Just because apple uses LCD does not mean Android “votes” AMOLED. The majority of Android phones use LCD.

      3. That is the border width of the panel, not the bezel construction of the device. There are already manufactures who are doing it with LCDs. Look at the ZTE Nubia Z9.

      4. Ipads are 9.7 inches….the Ipad pro is 12 and is considered borderline too large for a tablet. 16 inches tablet is not practical.(though Samsung thinks 18 inches is.)

      • Avieshek Rajkhowa

        Thanks. But unnecessary made all the points in order to challenge mine. U’ll have to use u’r logic that ‘m not saying ab’t a 16″ iPad but anything under 16″ would fit to use this display including the iPad.

        I know majority of the Android makers, Sony themselves are part of the JDI group which also makes OLED panels as well as LG and Samsung are, the only difference is, Samsung is the only one to stick to AMOLED but they are capable to switch at any given time.

        Next, ‘m not about the technology in itself but the same application of OGS display have been used before hand manufactured by Sharp though for good Chinese phones therefore it wouldn’t happen that such OGS screen would only happen ‘coz of JDI and in 2016 only.

        My real question is, will this year we would ‘ve 10-bit colour display in phones? Maybe Apple would advertise that.

    • mobilemann

      yeah, their purchase of a LED lab in taiwan and the watch being LED sure say that.

      and bezels get smaller with the march of time all the time. There was a time no one could match apple for screen resolutions, well before the ridiculous diminishing returns we see now.

      Again, all stuff you should already know.

  • Avieshek Rajkhowa

    It’s basically an OGS (One Glass Solution) display?

    • Shamoy Rahman


  • Scr-U-gle

    Sounds like it is timed for the rumoured iPad Air update imo.

    Other reports point more directly to Apples link to this technology and their lab in Taiwan. The iPhone 6/6s runs at higher resolutions and downscales to 1080p suggests JDI were having production issues up until now.

    Should be interesting and may mean the rumours of oled iPhones are not going to happen thankfully.