Japan Display unveils 12" 4K tablet screen with 3840 x 2160 pixels of resolution

We might be marveling at the 326ppi score that the new iPad mini with Retina Display brought to tablets, but what if we tell you soon you will have even higher pixel density, and on a 12" slate at that.

That's right, Japan Display, the government-backed JV of Toshiba, Sony and Hitachi's mobile screen divisions, just announced such a screen. The 12.1" LCD panel sports a true 4K resolution of 3840x2160 pixels with a regular RGB matrix arrangement. The side frame is 2mm, and the panel can supply 500 nits of brightness, which is excellent for a tablet. Check out the full specs list below and drool over the tablets that let you watch 4K movies in full bloom next year.

Screen sizeDiagonal 30.1cm (12.1 type)
Number of pixels(Vertical) 3840 (horizontal) x RGB x 2160 (4K2K)
External dimensions273.67mm (W) x 164.60mm (H) x1.96mm (D)
Frame size2.0mm on 
the left and right 2.0mm 
below 6.8mm
Color gamut (NTSC ratio)70%
Contrast (CR) ratio1000: 1 (Typ.)
View angle160 degrees or more up and down / left and right (at CR> 100:1)
Screen brightness500 cd / 2 (Typ.)
Power consumption 
(white 500 cd / 2 hour)
(in panel power consumption 360mW)
For driving liquid crystal driver LSI numberTwo
source: JapanDisplay


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