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Take a look at the future of displays being developed in Japan

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Take a look at the future of displays being developed in Japan
The FPD 2012 convention was held last week in Yokohama, Japan. Attendance was strong, with a cumulative attendee count of over 50,000 during the three day event. The convention showcased the latest and cutting edge technology in flat panel displays.

The hardware presented by Japan Display, Incorporated is particularly interesting. The company was formed by Sony, Hitachi and Toshiba earlier this year, after the companies announced late last year of their plans to integrate their small and medium sized LCD panel businesses.

On display at FPD 2012 were several units, one of which was a 5-inch 1080p panel boasting 438ppi and billed as a smartphone display. Next to it was a 7-inch, 2560x1600, 431ppi tablet display. The display modules are only 0.96mm thick and the boarders are only measuring 1mm. They feature WhiteMagic to aid with power consumption by adding an extra white pixel. That pixel can also make the screen brighter. From a power consumption standpoint, JDI claims the WhiteMagic technology reduces power consumption by as much as 40%. Pixel Eyes was a product also on display which is a fully integrated touchscreen, rather than an attached layer on the panel.

Also on show were displays that have similar properties to what Amazon unveiled with their Kindle Paperwhite. These LCDs do not have a backlight, instead, they reflect the ambient light back to the user.  Unlike Paperwhite, these units can display color and video.

JDI is planning to put several of these panels into mass production next year. Check out the videos below and awe at how thin and clear these displays are.

sources: DigInfo TV via Xperia Blog




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posted on 05 Nov 2012, 17:23 17

1. xtroid2k (Posts: 315; Member since: 11 Jan 2010)


Its amazing to see technology progress. Im ver interested in the flexible displays.

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 20:47 1

13. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)


Something is coming soon perhaps.

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 23:00 1

18. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


I'd like that tech on my tablet right now

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 20:57 1

15. deuel_18 (Posts: 54; Member since: 25 Sep 2012)


i wonder when can i fold and roll this 1mm thin device

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 17:28 5

2. _Bone_ (Posts: 2064; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Gawd damn!

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 17:31 13

3. AnTuTu (Posts: 599; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


If its Japan ----------------> FTW. God bless them and bring it on :)

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 19:05 4

9. nobelset (Posts: 265; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


Funny thing is majority of them don't believe in god xD

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 20:55 3

14. AnTuTu (Posts: 599; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


Agreed. But I was talking to God :)

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 17:33 2

4. gallitoking (Posts: 4630; Member since: 17 May 2011)


that means we will have them in the States in 2015

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 20:46 4

12. bayusuputra (Posts: 941; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)


haha, no, probably earlier by Sony etc.. Unless you're talking about apple, in which case, you'll receive it earliest by 2020, and they call it the new resolutionary display..

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 17:58

6. Bernoulli (Posts: 1402; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


Hehe it's amazing we're now at this era, looking back at 2002 nokia had barely introduced the camera to a phone and years later they introduced the front facing camera, too bad nokia will probably be gone or absorbed by the time this is released

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 18:27 1

7. scsa852k (Posts: 258; Member since: 16 Oct 2012)


You could break that with one finger.

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 08:11

20. jrandolf (Posts: 22; Member since: 29 Aug 2012)


as you wish . it could break your one finger though. :P

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 18:51 4

8. ElektronicGeek91 (Posts: 105; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


I will Karate chop that in half!

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 21:57 2

16. quakan (Posts: 1081; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


I could sneeze it in half.

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 20:39 1

10. lyndon420 (Posts: 1642; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Nice to see companies who pour their money into creating great products.

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 20:45 2

11. kurtdean94 (Posts: 7; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


Hope Sony will put 5inch IPS Whitemagic display in 2013 Xperia Flagship that is Odin and Yuga

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 22:33

17. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)


wasnt japan display also on the iPads??

really nice technology!!!

japan display is compose of sony, sharp and toshiba!!!! this is innovation!

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 04:08

19. bipinm (Posts: 122; Member since: 07 Oct 2012)


Yes ...This is called innovation...We will see the 5" dispaly in the first flagship phone from Sony next year...Odin and Yuga.....Yay Sony...

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 08:22

21. jrandolf (Posts: 22; Member since: 29 Aug 2012)


so you cannot use that in the dark room that has no light ? because it has no backlight .

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 10:07

22. quikjim (Posts: 2; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


That is a different display, to complete with a product like an ebook, kindle, ect.
separate devices....its in the article

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