So we know that Japan Display have recently announced that they have managed to squeeze 4K resolution (3,840 x 2,160) into a 12.1” tablet, giving it a pretty decent pixel density of 365PPI. While that is great for tablet users, what about smartphone users who are similarly looking for higher resolutions on their devices? As it stands, the standard for high-end smartphones these days tends to lean towards Full HD resolution (1,920 x 1,020), but it seems that the folks at Japan Display have managed to do it again according to a recently published report from Asia. According to the report, it seems that Japan Display has managed to create a 5.4” smartphone display that manages to fit a resolution of 1,440×2,560 which gives it a whopping pixel density of 543PPI!
At the moment the Samsung Galaxy S4 with its 5” display offers up a pixel density of 441PPI with its Full HD resolution, while Apple’s iPhone 5s offers 326PPI. The report goes on to state that these displays might be available come late 2014 or mid 2015, so do not expect to see these display resolutions make its way into smartphones anytime soon. As for the possibility of which company will debut the technology first, word has it that Sony, one of the partners of Japan Display, will most likely get first dibs, although given that Japan Display is one of Apple’s suppliers for their screens, might we see some of that technology appear in future iPhone or iPad devices in the future as well?