Hitachi has just announced that it will begin churning out new LCD displays for mobile phones which are on the “limit of what is discernible to the human eye.”
So that’s it then, all other manufacturers can pack up and go home, Hitachi, or to be correct its subsidiary Hitachi Displays, has come up with a super-bright, super-clear 4.5in IPS LCD display which has a resolution of 720 x 1,280 - and anything better will make no difference. Hitachi Display has managed to pack in 329ppi into it small frame. In a release, Hitachi said that the proliferation of smartphones and in particular content such as HD video and photo-quality books being consumed on them, highlighted the need for such a display.
While the numbers above may mean nothing on their own, when compared to the highly-praised Retina Display from the iPhone 4, we can see just how good these displays will be. The 3.5in Retina Display has 960 × 640 resolution, 326ppi and a 800:1 contrast ratio compared to Hitachi’s 1,100:1. Hitachi announced that it expects to begin churning out the mobile displays by October and will have it on display at a trade show in the States in May.
We can expect to see this display in smartphones, superphones and 3D phones by this time next year and we imagine that if you come to CES 2012 without one of these displays in your mobile phone then you may as well stay at home.