Japan Display announces new 6-inch display with 18:9 aspect ratio
by Alan Friedman / Jun 19, 2017, 6:11 PM
Since Sony often uses JDI as a source for its screens, we would not be surprised to see this display used on Sony's next flagship Xperia model. After all, Sony is one of the three major companies that are part of the JDI joint venture. The other two are Hitachi and Toshiba. Besides, the 18:9 aspect ratio will probably be growing in usage on 2017-2018 flagship handsets thanks to the decisions made this year at LG and Samsung. Both of these companies went with the 18:9 aspect ratio on their new flagship models instead of the 16:9 aspect ratio previously used.
The 18:9 aspect ratio is great for viewing video because it reduces the size of the black borders found on the top and bottom of the screen when watching movies and television shows. Even though there is no guarantee that the next Xperia flagship model will use this display, it would seem that everything is lining up perfectly for it to happen.
source: JDI via Xperiablog.net
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6-inch amd 18:9... fine. But LCD? Wonder which Android OEM would want to use it for their flagship... Well, unless thry do not want their flagship to be Daydream compatible.
posted on Jun 19, 2017, 6:27 PM 2
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cheap chinese android maker maybe... or apple..
posted on Jun 19, 2017, 9:09 PM 2
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no..... hopeful it won't be the trend.。 I still prefer the old school ratio than the wide screen.
posted on Jun 19, 2017, 6:40 PM 2
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You don't like the wide screen? Hate to break it to you but that is the old school ratio(16:9). I think you meant to say that you don't like the long screen because once you go over 5.5in with the 16:9 ratio the screen just gets wider and wider, 18:9 on the other hand increase the length of the phone and keeps a slim width.
posted on Jun 19, 2017, 9:10 PM 0
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JDI isnt dping 18:9 because Samsung and LG did it. They all werw gonna do it anyways. B3cause smartphones are getting bigger, but thw point is to increase display size, without increasing the phone size. The 18:9 aspect ration will be common, as 4:3, 16:9/10 were.
posted on Jun 20, 2017, 10:54 AM 0
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