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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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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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JDI’s new display could lead to phones that are nearly all screen

Japan Display Inc is taking the war on screen bezels to new heights. While we’ve seen a number of phones with super-slim side bezels over the past few years, there are usually pretty thick chunks of plastic or metal above or below the screen: because that’s where you hide the circuitry, speakers, and other gear. […]

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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 […]