So you thought Sharp’s new 5 inch 1080p smartphone display was overkill? That’s nothing. The company is also showing off a 6.1 inch 2560 x 1600 pixel display at CEATEC in Japan this week.

Sharp 6.1 inch IGZO display

The display has a resolution of 498 pixels per inch. For comparison’s sake, Apple’s latest iPhone models with “retina” displays, by comparison, have a 326 ppi displays, and the iPad with Retina display has 264 pixels per inch.

In fact, I’m not aware of any other electronic display that packs more pixels into an inch than Sharp’s new display.

I’m also not sure you’d be able to tell the difference between a 1080p and a 1600p display on a screen that small — but it’s still impressive.

Sharp’s prototype uses the same IGZO technology as the company’s upcoming 10 and 13.5 inch displays, featuring 1560 x 1600 pixel and 3840 x 2160 pixels, respectively.

via Mobile Geeks



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3 replies on “Sharp shows off a 6.1 inch, 2560 x 1600 pixel display”

  1. Wonder what Apple will use next. They say now it’s not about the CPU, it’s the display that make their products so much better. I guess it will not be about the CPU or Display but their thunderbolt next.

  2. Whether or not you could tell the difference with this kind of display depends on two things – your vision, and how far away it is from your eye(s). If you are near-sighted and have very good close vision, you could easily see the difference. Far sighted and having to hold it at arms length, forget it.

    Yeah, for most applications probably silly.

  3. Yes, it’s overkill, but there are two factors that can explain why it’s happening.

    First, we have Apple upping the ante. Ever since they came out with their hugely successful “retina display” marketing blitz, all the other manufacturers are feeling the heat from their customers.

    Second, the mobile phone market can absorb the cost of these displays by bundling their devices with expensive phone plans that so many Americans seem so willing to pay.

    You can’t to that with low to mid-priced laptops, which is why they’re all stuck on 1378×768 displays or thereabouts. Hopefully as the price of the HD display technology comes down, it will eventually trickle up to the larger screens.

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