Japan Display Inc announces shipment of 5.5" WQHD displays starting in April

Japan Display Inc. has announced that it is ready to begin volume production of WQHD (Wide Quad HD) products and will begin shipping 5.5-inch WQHD TFT LCD modules starting in April. Japan Display Inc. is a joint venture between Sony, Toshiba, and Hitachi that develops, designs, produces, and sells small to medium size displays. The new WQHD display will have a resolution of 2560 x 1440 and 538 ppi. Japan Display's WQHD display will also utilize enhanced low-temperature poly-silicon (LTPS) technology. This will improve the pixel aperture ratio to achieve high transmittance with low power consumption. The panel will also have the same thinness and compactness of a conventional Full-HD TFT display.

JDI WQHD specifications:

  • Screen size (diagonal) 5.46-inch (13.87cm) 
  • Number of pixels 1440(x RGB) x 2560 (WQHD)
  • Resolution density 538 ppi
  • Dimensions 70.94 mm (W) x 128.26 mm(H) x 1.35mm (D)
  • Dead-band Top 1.0 mm, side 1.0mm, bottom 5.4 mm
  • NTSC ratio 70 %
  • Contrast ratio 1000:1 (Typ.)
  • Viewing angle >160 degree (CR>100:1)
  • Surface luminance 450 cd/m2 (Typ.)

Japan Display Inc. has been known to supply displays for Apple in previous devices. This display size and specifications line up pretty well in regards to the latest rumors of Apple creating a larger sized iPhone. This display could be the next Retina Display in the an upcoming iPhone. 

Source: Japan Display Inc.Image via Japan Display Inc.

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