Apple's new display darling, JDI, is first to produce an in-cell touch Quad HD panel

In-cell touch technology is great, as just one look at Apple's iPhone 6 display will tell you. It eschews the need for a dedicated touch layer, embedding the sensors in the display package itself instead, thus allowing for much thinner, more responsive mobile screens with no air gap, which look as if the imagery is just under the cover glass.

The in-cell touch tech was hard to achieve on higher-res displays, though, at least in mass quantities, until now. Japan's joint-venture of Sony, Hitachi and Toshiba, which makes for the world's largest mobile display maker, announced that it has mastered the mass production of Quad HD displays with in-cell touch technology. This will pave the way for thinner Quad HD phones with prettier displays, and, since JDI uses the frugal LTPS production method, those won't take a toll on your battery any more than a regular panel, too. 

JDI has been rumored to land a $1.7 billion cash injection by Apple for new plants, so we could only be guessing where this mass production might go to. 

Display size (diagonal)Over 5-inch
Number of pixels1440(xRGB) x 2560 (WQHD)
Resolution densityOver 500ppi
LC modeTransmissive IPS
Viewing angle>160 degrees (with CR>100:1)
Surface luminance500cd/m2 (typ.)
NTSC ratio85%
Contrast ratio1500:1 (typ.)
source: JDI

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69 Comments

100. zfrance1

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 02, 2014

Iphones aint that all brilliant! Admite i had a Iphone 6 plus from The 2 week it came out til 3 weeks ago, loved it at 1st an is 1 of the best models of iphones an never had a problems like freezing or lagging but only had a 16gb an before any thing was added only had like 9gbs an still had only 6 apps like 300 photos no videos or music an had like 5gb left N after the 8.1.3 update only had 3gb lefts!? An they need improve on rams camera etc as get a Z1 an is older then the 6plus but offers awhole lot more!! Any way glad i ditched my 6 plus an went an got a Samaung note 4 much better in most ways!! Only got things with Apple theyoffer newer updates on older models, theres shops around the Uk where Htc etc Aint an you get facetime an imessage

97. wildm

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 08, 2015

With regard to a post further above rega

98. wildm

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 08, 2015

TECHYXP1969 You are right, these small HD screens are like looking at the sun. I have both iphone and Note 4 4G. They are both great handsets but I bought the Note to ease eye strain and it has spectacularly delivered this. My eyes are now stuffed too though unfortunately! My Ipad helps enormously too but it's not a phone per se...!

81. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Wait! According to Apple homers they stuck with 750p to benefit the consumers even though the 6 plus is 1080p and this is QHD. So what is it? The iphone 6 lags behind the competition and they charge you QHD prices for a 750p screen or do they have the consumers best interest in mind by going 750p, 1gb, and 1650 mah? rofl, oh the fans. Can't admit that they are being raped hard by their beloved Apple.

76. Simona unregistered

Yeah but nobody know that first smartphone with JDI BEST screens had Honor 6 !

55. waddup121 unregistered

Then apple will say this JCI display is "retinas most innovative improvement" on the next keynote. Maybe this might be featured on the 12in. iPad?

53. Wulfgardr

Posts: 73; Member since: Oct 29, 2014

lol I wonder why no one here runs a company, you all seem very accustomed to deal with market projections, objective evaluation and so on

80. Jimrod

Posts: 1607; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

I run a company - an international tech company at that, which is where I get my opinions from. I don't feel I have to justify those opinions with walls of text like some.

50. SonyPS4

Posts: 347; Member since: May 21, 2013

Sony flagship also using JDI so this might be in Xperia Z4. But I prefer if they keep 1080p to save more battery.

49. Ninetysix

Posts: 2967; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

http://youtu.be/7huae767Rxg So accurate...LOL. I can picture some of the posters here as the guy in the vid.

56. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Except we aren't. What is factual is everything is he is saying. Example, the microUSB port on my device, doesn't more than Apple's "Lightning" port which means nothing. Example, my device charges twice as fast as an IPhone and my battery is much bigger, My device last longer with onscreen time, and it has a larger screen, higher resolution too. In act I can list over 100 things my phone does out that box that even if you jailbreak, you still couldn't do 50 of them and that is fact because I've listed them before. The video is stupid, not accurate. FACT - a phone that cost $749 should be more durable than one that is $650. Notice I said should. FACT - A phone that cost $749 should have a longer lasting battery than one that costs $400 FACT - A phone that costs $749 shouldn't been in your pocket, when a $50 phone won't. FACT - A phone that costs $749 shouldn't be able to be damaged by your fingernail. Shall I go on? Or are you smart enough to get the point. I would say, this commercial is exactly how iPhone fans are -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QR8A3T6sPzU In fact, I'd say, the fact anyone would stand in line for days just to have a phone first, that everyone is going to have about a month later, is the biggest point to show how ignorant people are. I have never stood in line for a phone. That is stupid. And only Apple would make a big deal. Look people stand in line for days for our phone yet we only sold 190M in a year vs Samsung where no one stands in line and they sell 350M in a year. You know, Six Flags never brags about how many people stand in line at their parks vs how many people stand in line at Disney.

59. Ninetysix

Posts: 2967; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

How'd that 350M phones "shipped" work out for Samsung? Embed it in your thick skull that a lot of people doesn't have the same preference as you do. You can publish a 100 page book on how much Android is better but it will not change a thing :) People will use their hard earned money however they want to. FACT - A lot of people prefer to use iPhones.

47. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Here is the downside to Apple's display - It's an LCD. LCD's as everyone knows don't make their own light, they have a bulb behind them. If you could see on the iPhone how much power is being used, without installing a 3rd party app, as on all phones; the display is what uses the most power. In fact, the display whether is LCD based or AMOLED, both actually use more power vs the SoC. The display uses a constant amount of power until it is off vs a SoC where power consumption foes up and down. So now you are going to cram even more pixels that this bulb is going to have to light up. Now sure it can be optimized so the new display uses the ame amount of battery as the previous one, same with AMOLED. But the present iPhone has a 720/1080 display, the largest device has a 29ppmah battery and it last only 6 hours vs the Note 4 which has 1440p a battery that is roughly 20% larger and itlast 2 hours longer. Let me put this in a better perspective. The Note 3 is 1080p with a 3200MAH battery with an AMOLED display vs the Note 4 which has a 3220mah battery and it has a 1440p panel and the device has a faster SoC, clocked at a higher speed and yet the phone manages to get 2 additional hours from a battery that is 7% larger? THAT IS TRUE INNOVATION. The best Apple can do is go from 1080p to 1440p and make the display use the same amount of power? HAH! The last time I recalled Apple tried to build a consortium of OEMS to build something and take over the industry, they failed. Apple, Motorola and IBM joined up to make the PPC. All 3 of them couldn't even take down Intel. Now Apple is trying again to beta Samsung, LG and Sharp who make their own displays, who make the best money can buy for one model of phone? How is Apple alone going to even beat Samsung, who right now has proven to have the most efficient display. They even beat LG. Which shows, just because LG was first to use AMOLED because they wanted to beat Samsung to the industry with it, doesn't even have the best. Look at the LG G3. It is a beautiful phone, yet it 1440p AMOLED display sucks more power vs the one made by Samsung. The G3 has terrible battery-life vs the Note 4. What I can say is Tim Cook at least has a better stance on large displays vs Steve Jobs. If Jobs was still alive, the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus would still be 4" devices with 1136 x 640p. HAH! The first iPhone was a full screen feature phone that couldn't even do things other smartphones were doing and flip phones. Here we are 7 years later, and the latest iPhone is only as good as phones that came out in 2009/10. Yet they are sold for more?

58. bigmaster

Posts: 198; Member since: Sep 05, 2014

Finally someone who knows the difference! +1 for you!

25. AnilTech

Posts: 9; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

My comment was not directed to anyone. It was just my thinking. If you are interested in technology, you can buy it, if you afford it. Now a days, every few months there is a new phone released with new technology. I think people interested in technology will buy new phones when every new phone will be released.

17. DBounce

Posts: 172; Member since: Apr 26, 2014

By the time apple gets qhd, android flagships will come with 4k.

36. Iodine

Posts: 1520; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

By the time Apple goes out with a QHD display, no android flagships will sell.

13. AnilTech

Posts: 9; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Then sales of Apple and Samsung shows that all are interested in technology.

8. AnilTech

Posts: 9; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Buyers need to research about the device that suits for there usage before buying, is that higher end branded smart phones really necessary. At the end of the day buying it will reduce your bank balance, just to show off to your friends and neighbours.

9. Awalker

Posts: 1988; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Do you think people are buying phones to show off? I'm interested in tech that's why I buy phones.

11. mixedfish

Posts: 1574; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

Then you are a minority.

52. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Buy a phone because you love tech is smarter than buying because its popular.

16. bestmvno

Posts: 251; Member since: Mar 07, 2014

Absolutely. In some places it's considered a status symbol. Just read the comments on many of the articles on this site and you'll see name calling over phones and read things like "you just can't afford to buy..."

23. Awalker

Posts: 1988; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

All the top tier phones are around the same price so it's stupid to agrue over who can afford what.

38. joevsyou

Posts: 1093; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

those sir are internet junkies. No one does that in real life

7. datagrab

Posts: 50; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

Waiting for TyrionLannister's comment.

77. drunkenjay

Posts: 1705; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

oh god.... not this waiting for comments crap... might as well wait for kfc to arrive at your doorstep...

101. datagrab

Posts: 50; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

You obviously don't know. That guy's everywhere and has always something to say about everything no matter how dubious it is.

5. AnilTech

Posts: 9; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Mobile makers are playing number games. Higher number of pixels,larger screen size,higher numbers on benchmarks....

12. vipervoid123

Posts: 163; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

Mobile maker is now playing the same game as PC maker play before. But now then PC market change from maker to manufacturer. So Project Ara will be the 1st step for mobile to change the market. xD

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