Will Apple’s Next-Generation iPhones Get This High-Resolution Display?
Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) display-panel supplier Japan Display has introduced a new 4K resolution smartphone screen that could be incorporated into the next generation of iPhones. The 5.4-inch screen has a 1440 x 2560 pixel display for a resolution of 543 ppi (pixels per square inch), reports the International Business Times.
This is significantly higher than the resolution of Apple’s current flagship smartphone, the iPhone 5S. The iPhone 5S features a 1136 x 640 pixel display and a pixel density of 326 ppi. The resolution of Japan Display’s groundbreaking new smartphone display is also higher than the display resolution used by many of Apple’s rivals. For example, the Samsung (SSNLF.PK) Galaxy S4 features a 1920 x 1080 pixel display with a pixel density of 441 ppi and the HTC One has a 1920 x 1080 pixel display with a slightly higher pixel density of 468 ppi.
Japan Display’s new 5.4-inch high-resolution smartphone display uses a TFT LCD (thin-film-transistor liquid-crystal display) screen, which allows it to achieve a 1500:1 contrast ratio and an impressive 160 degree viewing angle. According to the International Business Times, the display maker also unveiled a 6.2-inch smartphone screen with a 1440 x 2560 pixel display, but this screen only has a pixel density of 473 ppi due to the slightly larger size.