Toshiba to Announce 720p Displays for Mobiles

Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC), is gearing up to show off  what they’re calling next-generation displays and technologies developed by Toshiba Mobile Display Co., Ltd. for mobile phones and portable electronics, automotive applications, industrial markets and 3D applications.

To compete in a world with Retina Display, AMOLED, S-LCD display technologies, the company’s intent was to do something radical. What they’re set to announce are mobile sized displays that support 367ppi pixel densities with a range of Low Temperature Poly-Silicon screens (LTPS).

In the 3D display segment they’re set to demo two types of technologies - Integral Imaging 3D and Time Sequential. Integral Imaging 3D combines an ultra-high resolution display and a lenticular lens sheet to enable "Multi-view" natural viewing without 3D glasses, so the same image can be seen from multiple viewing points. Integral Imaging will be shown in a 21.0-inch Wide-XGA (1280 x 800) and 12.1-inch 466x350 technology demonstration.

Look out Retina Display there'll be a new Sherrif in town soon

Look out Retina Display there'll be a new Sherrif in town soon - image source


The second approach, Time Sequential, will be shown on two displays – a 3.0-inch Wide-QVGA (400 x 240) and an 8.0-inch Wide-VGA (800 x 480) 3D OCB panels – utilizing a backlight system incorporating a bi-directional lens sheet. The displays synchronize LED switching with left- and right-eye images to achieve stereoscopic viewing without special glasses while maintaining a fast response time and a wide viewing angle. This approach is 2D/3D switchable, and enables a thin, easy-to-assemble LCD panel utilizing its full native resolution without compromise.

For upcoming mobile handsets and portable media devices TAEC will be showcasing high-resolution LTPS displays, up to 367ppi (pixels per inch) resolution density, in sizes ranging from 3.3-inch to 4.0-inch with resolution formats ranging from Wide VGA (480 x 864) to HD (720 x 1280). In addition, these displays will demonstrate advanced technologies such as high-contrast (up to 1,500:1), high-color (up to 92% NTSC), and wide viewing angle (up to H/V 176 degrees/176 degrees).

So far these seem to be just in a prototype phase with no real products associated with them. Of course with the kind of pixel density and resolution these displays could bring to the table, the iPhone 4 had better look out.


Published Date: May 19, 2011 05:04 pm | Updated Date: May 19, 2011 05:04 pm