qualcomm-mirasolMention Qualcomm and what would most of you think of right away? Chances are it would be chipsets, especially those that keep a fair number of smartphones around the world up and running. Having said that, here we are with something that is far different from processors, and will deal with displays instead. Surely the name Mirasol has flitted across your screen before, being Qualcomm’s reflective display technology that once again, has made an appearance in the form of proof-of-concepts at the SID Display Week.

Among those Mirasol displays that were on parade include a previously announced 1.5” panel which was embedded on the top of an “always-on” smartphone, in addition to the face of a yet unknown smartwatch, as you can see above. Do bear in mind that these are but mockups at this point in time, although the Mirasol display ought to make an appearance in select third-party devices sometime down the road. The next generation 5.1” display, however, is the one that takes the cake with a stunning 2,560 x 1,440 (577 ppi) resolution, where your eyes are treated to crisp images. Too bad it will take a few more years down the road for anything mainstream to come out of this.

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