Japan Display wants to improve display technology with WhiteMagic

Japan Display wants to improve display technology with WhiteMagic

Japan Display Inc., has announced full throttle on the manufacturing of 5.0-inch Full-HD 1080p WhiteMagic displays. They claim the new technology improves the quality of display and enhances lower battery consumption.

Japan Display wants to improve display technology with WhiteMagic
Japan Display did not mention which phone maker(s) they are making the displays for but we know the Samsung Galaxy S4 uses 5″ display. Sony and Nokia also have candidates for the position while Apple haven’t made anything beyond 4.7 inches (except those big 8-inch+  iPads)

Read a full press release from  Japan Display:

October 11, 2013 (Tokyo, Japan): Japan Display Inc. (JDI), a global leader in mobile display technologies, announced mass production start of “WhiteMagic” 5.0-inch Full-HD (1,080 x 1,920 pixels) TFT LCD module. “WhiteMagic” is JDI’s proprietary product, which utilizes unique technology to realize both high luminance and power-saving.

“WhiteMagic” adds a White (W) subpixel into a predominantly Red/Green/Blue (RGB) LCD panel and improves picture brightness. At the same time, “WhiteMagic” scans the input picture image data through a unique algorithm which derives the best signal processing to drive the LCD panel and backlight. As the result, the power consumption of the LCD backlight is reduced without deterioration of the picture quality. “WhiteMagic” has one mode to reduce the power consumption of the LCD backlight while achieving the same brightness level, and it has another mode to improve outdoor visibility by increasing luminance by almost 1.5 times with keeping the same power consumption level of the LCD backlight as conventional RGB LCD products*. “WhiteMagic” can be applied to a range of applications to meet users’ requirements.

JDI produces “WhiteMagic” at its newest 6th-Generation low temperature poly-silicon (LTPS) LCD line, and other lines. Mass production of “WhiteMagic” has already begun in resolution formats of VGA (640 x 680 pixels), qHD (540 x 960 pixels), and 720HD (720 x 1280 pixels). The new 5.0-inch Full-HD module expands the “WhiteMagic” line-up to higher resolution. “WhiteMagic” can be applied to a wide range of applications, not only to smartphones but to other applications as well.

We will exhibit these displays in Japan Display Inc. booth on October 23 to 25, 2013, during FPD International 2013 in Pacifico Yokohama, Japan.

Product Specification

Screen size (diagonal) 5.0inch (12.6cm)
Number of pixels 1,080 (x RGB) x 1,920  (Full-HD)
Resolution density 446ppi
Display mode Transmissive
Dimensions 63.24mm (W) x 117.18mm (H)
Surface luminance 840cd/m2 (typ.)
NTSC ratio 70%
Contrast ratio 1000 : 1 (typ.)

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