Display technology advancement on our mobile devices has been nothing short of spectacular and over the years the most used variations – LCDs and OLEDs (AMOLED and PMOLED) – have been reiterated several times with different implementations from the respective display manufacturers — JDI, Sharp Samsung — just to name a few.
The former — LCD — has been around for as long as I can remember and it’s rather an old tech while the latter — OLEDs — is a much newer display technology.
Over the years, Samsung has worked tirelessly on bettering the AMOLED display which it calls “Super AMOLED” – essentially its own version with the advantage of a touch digitizer built into the panel instead of using a separate layer atop the pixels.
LCD basically functions with the help of tiny LEDs – essentially backlights — that technically lights up liquid crystal in the display. On the other hand, OLEDs are solely dependent on millions of individually controlled organic light sources.
In the light of advancement of the former technology – LCD – JDI which is one of the main pioneers of LCD had previously showcased an impressive 17.3 -inch 8K panel with a resolution of 7680 × 4320 and a whopping 33,177,600 individual pixels cramped in.
The joint company earlier today announced its second generation of “Pixel Eyes” display modules that are meant to be used with flagships in the nearer future.
The new Pixel Eyes panel features in-cell touch technology that essentially integrates the touch sensor used in smartphones into the display itself – thereby nullifying the need of an extra circuit – which has the advantage of max brightness against a panel with an extra circuit that would suffer a relatively short amount of brightness.
The previous generation of the Pixel Eyes display support stops at 6-inch while the all-new second gen can go all the way to 16-inch; thereby allowing for an extensive use case – essentially with more form factors that include smartphones, Tablets, and Notebooks.
The second gen of the aforementioned technology with the help of new build materials has helped JDI to be able to achieve displays with insignificantly thinner borders, a touchscreen resolution that can detect smaller inputs, and sharper black levels.
Pixel Eyes is based on JDI’s LTPS technology and with manufacturing already set in motion, it is likely that we will be seeing it in flagships in the first half of 2016.