Sharp IGZO display amps up density to 736PPI

Chris Burns - Nov 14, 2014, 10:56 am CDT
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Sharp IGZO display amps up density to 736PPI

The 4.1-inch display size for smartphones isn’t dead! So says Sharp with their newest IGZO creation. They’ve made a panel that’s 2560 x 1600 – WQXGA. That’s not the most pixels ever put in a panel – but when you consider they were pushed into a panel 4.1-inches corner to corner, you realize how sharp this Sharp screen really is. If put in a smartphone, this panel would be – by a margin – the sharpest smartphone panel ever released. This panel comes in at a super-crazy sharp 736PPI.

And the race isn’t over! Sharp – as well as other display companies – are going to continue to make sharper panels well into the future. Sharp’s next push will be for a 4K display at this size.

That’s sharper than the human eye can realistically see the difference in VS this display – essentially 2K. But who are we to judge?

Sharp intends for these displays to be used not only in smartphones, but in televisions (on a larger scale, obviously), tablets, and laptop computers as well. They eventually hope that they’ll be used in medical equipment and smart car displays as well.

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Sharp displays have most recently been used in AQUOS smartphone displays, and the group will be pushing a big AQUOS 4K campaign with Santa Clause soon. Watch out for it – it’ll be in Japan mostly, but you’ll likely be able to see it on the web as well.


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