JDI has unveiled new display technology that promises a 5 inch screen with better viewing angles and picture quality.
Today, JDI (Japanese Display Inc.) has unveiled their new display technology which could be a part of upcoming smartphones, possibly a Sony phone considering they are members of the joint venture that makes up the company, the other two members being Hitachi and Toshiba. The screen is a 5-inch 1080p TFT display which has integrated touch functionality. The display is being called “Pixel Eyes”, and apparently boasts lower optical reflections, as well as slimmer modules.
As anyone who is familiar with Xperia phones knows by now, one of the major criticisms lobbed at the devices is poor viewing angles. JDI has specifically stated that along with higher resolutions, higher picture quality, and lower power consumption, wider viewing angles are also a priority. As for the specifications of Pixel Eyes:
- 1080p resolution
- 445 PPI
- 450cd/m2 brightness
- 1000:1 contrast ratio
- 160 degrees viewing angle
JDI notes that this new 5 inch display won’t be in production until sometime after June 2013. They also plan to show off the new display in Japan this week at the Society for Information Display Week 2013. If we’re lucky, this new technology will be included in the next Sony flagship, which would make their smartphones more desirable, since viewing angles has been one of its shortcomings for a while.