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

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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19 Comments

1. xtroid2k

Posts: 601; Member since: Jan 11, 2010

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

13. No_Nonsense unregistered

Something is coming soon perhaps.

18. Nadr1212

Posts: 741; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

I'd like that tech on my tablet right now

15. deuel_18

Posts: 54; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

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

2. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Gawd damn!

3. AnTuTu

Posts: 1620; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

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

9. nobelset

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

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

14. AnTuTu

Posts: 1620; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Agreed. But I was talking to God :)

4. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

that means we will have them in the States in 2015

12. bayusuputra

Posts: 963; Member since: Feb 12, 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..

7. scsa852k

Posts: 331; Member since: Oct 16, 2012

You could break that with one finger.

20. jrandolf

Posts: 22; Member since: Aug 29, 2012

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

8. ElektronicGeek91

Posts: 105; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

I will Karate chop that in half!

16. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

I could sneeze it in half.

11. kurtdean94

Posts: 7; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

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

17. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

wasnt japan display also on the iPads?? really nice technology!!! japan display is compose of sony, sharp and toshiba!!!! this is innovation!

19. bipinm

Posts: 124; Member since: Oct 07, 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...

21. jrandolf

Posts: 22; Member since: Aug 29, 2012

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

22. quikjim

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 24, 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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