KDDI have been demonstrating two new displays that will likely find their way into future cellphones from the company. On show at CEATEC JAPAN 2008, the first panel is a 3.1-inch OLED running at 800 x 480 WVGA resolution; developed by Samsung, it offers the usual improved color reproduction and lower power requirements of OLED together with the ability to show finer detail in text and media.
The second new display is also a 3.1-inch QVGA panel, but here capable of showing 3D images via parallax barrier technology. 2D images can be converted into 3D in real-time, with narrow angled strips running down the display used to show slightly different images to the left and right eye. In that way, no special glasses are required.
Both new displays will find their way into handsets, although the timescales are tentative. KDDI expects the 3D panel to be commercialized by the end of 2009, while the WVGA OLED panel will appear “on actual products shortly although the exact timeline cannot be mentioned”.