Toshiba Shows Off High-Def Displays for Phones
Toshiba Mobile Display today announced new displays intended for use in devices such as mobile phones. The displays in question use low temperature poly-silicon (LTPS) technology, also known as p-Si LCD panels. These types of displays can be thinner, lighter, and require less power than some competing screen technologies. One example of a new p-Si LCD revealed by Toshiba measures 4 inches across the diagonal and crams in 720 x 1280 pixels, which makes for 367 pixels per inch. Another display offers 480 x 864 (WVGA) pixels in a screen measuring 3.3 inches at 300 pixels per inch. The displays also reach contrast ratios of 1,500:1, offer wide viewing angles, and high color capabilities. Toshiba didn't say when these displays might appear in end-user devices.
Micro-LED Backlights Could Bring OLED Performance to LCD Screens
AT CES this week, Rohinni demonstrated its micro-LED technology, and provided a glimpse at new backlight technology it's working on for the LCD display panels used in phones. While most LED chips are around 1mm, Rohinni's micro-LEDs are many times smaller and can be placed precisely on thin, flexible plastic sheets.
ZTE's Axon M Boasts Dual, Folding Displays to Create Tablet-Sized Screen
ZTE today announced the Axon M, a unique Android smartphone that has two full-sized displays that can unfold to create one larger screen for multitasking and viewing video. ZTE calls the Axon M a flagship handset, and it includes solid specs under the foldable aluminum chassis.
LG Touts the G7 ThinQ's 6.1-Inch Super Bright Display
LG says its forthcoming flagship will have a redesigned FullVision display that adds a number of new technologies. The screen measures 6.1 inches across the diagonal at a new aspect ratio of 19.5:9 to account for the additional screen real estate forming the notch.
E Ink Reveals Full-Color ePaper Display
E Ink today announced Advanced Color ePaper (ACeP), which is a full-color reflective display. E Ink says this is the first time an electrophoretic display can produce color in every pixel without the use of a color filter array.
Samsung Brings Infinity Displays to Its Galaxy A6 Mid-Range Phones
Samsung today announced the Galaxy A6 and A6+, mid-range phones that for the first time adopt its Infinity Display. The smaller A6 has a 5.6-inch screen with 1,480 by 720 pixels and the larger A6+ has a 6-inch screen with 2,220 by 1,080 pixels, giving them each an 18.5:9 aspect ratio.