Japan Display announces new 6-inch display with 18:9 aspect ratio

Japan Display announces new 6-inch display with 18:9 aspect ratio
Japan Display (JDI), announced that it has started mass production of a 6-inch screen with an 18:9 aspect ratio and a 1440 x 2560 resolution. JDI is calling this the "Full Active" LCD display, which employs a new high density wiring allowing the bottom bezel to be as thin as the other three sides. The screen comes with the second-generation Pixel Eyes technology allowing for deeper blacks. Additionally, users with wet fingers will be able to easily navigate the screen. The latter is important in this age of water resistant handsets.

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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16 Comments

1. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

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.

11. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

cheap chinese android maker maybe... or apple..

13. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Nah, Apple is team oled now.

14. AmashAziz

Posts: 2898; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Not yet

17. audibot

Posts: 600; Member since: Jan 26, 2017

pixel 2 since its Huawei

2. torr310

Posts: 1645; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

no..... hopeful it won't be the trend.。 I still prefer the old school ratio than the wide screen.

12. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

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.

16. iushnt

Posts: 3086; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

4:3 is old school. You want that?

3. seanwhat

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

If this means they make a 'bezel-less' phone without a massive chin, then game on.

4. iPnos

Posts: 4; Member since: Jun 19, 2017

1440x2560 is 16:9. So, either the aspect ratio or the resolution is wrong (I guess the latter).

7. HereForTheComments unregistered

I love samsungs new 2:1 aspect ratio. It's perfect for split screen. Hope that becomes standard. With DJI making same aspect screen - who wants to bet iPhone is gonna have the same?

8. RicoRecklezz

Posts: 30; Member since: Jun 04, 2017

I am already sick of 18:9 screens maybe it's because I have big hands but I find them uncomfortable

9. Chuck007

Posts: 1410; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Actually hope Sony doesn't go with this panel? It's time to go AMOLED if you wanna compete with the big boys.

18. monoke

Posts: 1157; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Would be great if that top pic was an actual phone design! lol.

19. Lumberjack

Posts: 306; Member since: May 04, 2017

XZ1 is going to be 16:9. Same 5.2 in, but shorter than XZ. This screen is probably for a chinese brand.

25. PrYmCHGOan

Posts: 335; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

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.

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