Japanese Display Vendors To Start Focusing On Small UHD Displays In 2014

/ 3 years ago


Digitimes reports that Japanese display vendors are gearing up to focus on small UHD displays in 2014. Japan Display will begin to mass produce 12.1 inch 365ppi tablet panels with low power consumption as of 2014 for the high end tablet market. Panasonic have jumped on that compact UHD display bandwagon quite early with the 20 inch Toughpad UT-MB5 which features a 3840 x 2560 display with 176 degree viewing angles.

This compact UHD display trend is only going to accelerate in 2014 and analysts look towards the Samsung ATIV Q, Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus and Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro (all of which feature 3200 x 1800 276ppi 13.3 inch displays) as proof of this trend. Observers stated that UHD tablets would become the trend of 2014 for major vendors but we may also see the displays pop up in other devices like Ultrabooks and notebooks.

Image courtesy of Panasonic

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  • Sean Patrick DeMarco

    I can only imagine what these will cost with that resolution.

  • Justain

    I think it’s a mistake. I’m *assuming* that they are going for that “retina display” or whatnot, but I think it’s all a waste since 1080p is barely a standard. I know there’s some craze over 4k, but realistically, mainstream is still streaming 720p. I don’t see the use or need for higher res (yet). Also, the GPU needed to take advantage of that high of a res is just asking for bottlenecks (lags). 365ppi is impressive though. It’s like when Apple came out with movie trailers in higher definition to take advantage of their 2560 screens, but yea, 8 years later, we’re still streaming in 720p. Lastly, I want to say that you’re going to buy a 4k res screen on a tablet that is going to be outdated i n terms of cpu/gpu/memory power. There is no medium to utilize the screen. “These vector graphics on angry birds is so amazing!” Yea right. Let’s put 1080p streaming on the map, and get something better than blu-ray if we’re going to play with 4k. I know the UI and photos will look great, but let’s be practical.