Japan Display unveils 10.1-inch UHD LCD panel for tablets

Japan Display 10.1-inch UHD display

The quest to pack an ever growing number of pixels into our displays shows no sign of slowing down. We expect to see WQHD (2560×1440) displays on smartphones by the end of the year. Tablets have already surpassed this with the Google Nexus 10 offering a WQXGA (2560×1600) display as far back as late 2012. Tablets are about to take another leap forward in resolution with the announcement today by Japan Display of a new 10.1-inch UHD (3840×2160) display. It refers to the resolution as the 4K2K format.

As the 4K2K format is increasingly used in displays for televisions and camera devices, related image processing technologies and peripheral devices are evolving. Centered on these technologies and devices, the trend towards higher resolution is permeating in the mobile area. The introduction of this product will open the way for high-reality immersive expressions of photos, video content and game content for tablets. JDI will be pioneering the commercialization of 4K2K display modules for mobile devices as next-generation flagship models.

Japan Display already unveiled a 12.1-inch 4K2K display late last year. Offering a pixel density of 365PPI, the new 10.1-inch pushes that to 438PPI. At the same time, 10.1-inch panel uses no more power than its 10.1-inch WQXGA (2560×1600) display thanks to the use of its low-temperature poly silicon (LTPS) technology.

Japan Display has already begun to send samples to manufacturers, suggesting that we could see the first tablets sporting 10.1-inch UHD displays as early as later this year.

The company earlier this year announced that it was ready to begin shipping 5.5-inch WQHD displays for mobile devices.

Sources : Japan Display // Android Headlines