Sharp didn't wait for Computex to show off its newest display projects. Instead, it chose the Society for Information Display show in Boston, which will take place between June 03 and June 08.
Visitors will be able to check out four displays
, two of which are LCDs, while the others are OLED panels.
screens aren't just any models either. One is a high-resolution, laptop-size panel, while the other one is a flexible smartphone version.
And thus we come to the point where we may as well go into details, so we'll start with the smaller one.
The flexible OLED (organic light-emitting diode) screen has a diagonal of 3.4 inches, a pixel density of 326 ppi (pixels per inch) and a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels.
The larger, non-bendable screen has a diagonal of 13.5 inches, a density of 326 ppi and a native resolution of 3,840 x 2,160 pixels (QFHD).
The latter has white OLEDs and RGB color filters as “outstanding features.”
Sharp won't have the OLEDs out for a while, but it shouldn't be more than a year for market availability to ramp up, if it even takes so long.
As for the other two products, the LCDs, they are pretty common in comparison, although they do have higher resolutions than most of their kind.
With a diagonal of 6.1 inches, the bigger one boasts a pixel density of 498 ppi and a resolution of 2,560 x 1,600 pixels.
Finally, the 4.9-inch smartphone display has a 302 ppi density and a resolution of 720 x 1,020 pixels.
A new “oxide semiconductor (IGZO) technology with high crystallinity” is what allows for such resolutions. As a bonus, the material lowers power consumption and permits the usage of narrower bezels.
We can almost see next-generation smartphones combining one of the above screens with the wireless charging technology revealed by Freescale