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Japan Display unveils transparent, glass-based fingerprint sensor

Synaptics and Vivo may already be showing off the first smartphone with an under-glass fingerprint sensor, but Japan Display plans to launch its own solution. Basically, the company says its transparent, glass-based, capacitive fingerprint sensor uses the same touch technology that’s already available in the company’s touchscreen displays to detect changes in capacitance when your […]

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Japan display unveils 803ppi LCD for virtual reality, sets sights on 1000ppi

It’s not hard to find a smartphone display with over 500 pixels per inch (ppi). But put that display into a virtual reality headset and you can see a bit of a “screen door” effect. Since headsets include lenses that zoom in on the display, you can actually see the lines between individual pixels, which […]

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JDI unveils 651 ppi display for virtual reality applications

The Google Pixel XL smartphone has a 5.5 inch, 2560 x 1440 pixel display with 534 pixels per inch (ppi). When you’re holding it in your hands, it’s tough to see where one pixel ends and the next begins. But stick it into a Daydream View VR headset and the lenses change the focal distance […]

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Japan Display unveils smartphone screen that opens up like a book

Some smartphones have enormous displays that blur the lines between phones and tablets. But there’s another way to put a tablet-sized screen into a phone: make a screen that can fold in half. Japan Display has begun showing off a dual-panel smartphone screen that unfolds like a book. Folded up it looks like a smartphone […]

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E Ink and Japan Display to partner on ePaper screens

E Ink Holdings and Japan Display have announced a “long-term strategic alliance” that will have the two companies working together on ePaper displays. Japan Display, also known as JDI currently makes LCD and AMOLED screens for smartphones and other devices including wearable, automotive, and industrial products. JDI says partnering with E Ink could help the […]

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Japan Display unveils 17.3 inch, 7680 x 4320 pixel display

The pixel density wars march on. Japan Display has unveiled a new 17.3 inch display with 510 pixels per inch, which the company describes as an 8K4K display, although there’s a little rounding involved: the actual resolution is 7,680 x 4,320. The screen could pave the way for super-high-resolution laptops, tablets, or other other devices. […]

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Lilbits (6-04-2014): The future looks bright… with 1000 nit displays

Japan Display has been busy unveiling high-resolution screens recently. Now the company’s got something a little different: a crazy-bright screen. The company’s new 7 inch, 1920 x 1200 pixel tablet screen supports peak brightness of 1000 nits for outdoor visibility, although it’ll probably run down your battery pretty quickly at that level. Indoors it can […]

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Japan Display introduces 7 inch WQXGA “WhiteMagic” display

Japan Display is introducing a new high resolution tablet display which uses “WhiteMagic” technology to offer better visibility outdoors and lower power consumption indoors. Sony’s Xperia P smartphone was the first device to feature a WhiteMagic display when the 4 inch phone was introduced in 2012. Now Japan Display is unveiling a larger, higher-resolution screen aimed […]