Sharp Squeezes 806ppi Pixel Density In 4K Smartphone Screen: Release By 2015

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The logo of Sharp Corp is seen reflected on Apple Inc's MacBook Pro at an electronics store in Tokyo
The logo of Sharp Corp is seen reflected on Apple Inc's MacBook Pro at an electronics store in Tokyo in this January 15, 2013 file photo. Apple Inc suppliers will begin mass producing displays as early as May 2014 for the next iPhone, expected to be launched this autumn, with a 4.7-inch screen likely to be produced first while a 5.5-inch version could be delayed, supply chain sources said. Japan Display Inc, Sharp Corp and South Korea's LG Display Co Ltd have all been tapped to make the screens, said the sources, who asked not to be identified. Reuters

The world-class display manufacturer, the Japanese Sharp, will release its tiny yet sharp 5.5 inch 4K IGZO for touch screens with 3840x2160 mega pixel resolution, by the end of 2015. The leaked reports from NHK broadcaster in Japan on April 10th offer minimal details of the news and it is not officially announced by Sharp President Mikio Katayama.

Megapixel resolution offered by Sharp is almost the same as your 4K television. It means, you can either watch 4K quality picture on your TV, in your living room or enjoy the same quality when you are on the move, on your souped-up Smarphone screen. 3840x2160 pixel is a UHD resolution with 806ppi pixel density, which is extremely sharper than the current LG G3 2160x1440 pixel on 5.5 inch screen with 538ppi density and Samsung Galaxy S6 5.1 inch 577ppi.

At present, the far-fetched Sharp screens are used in Apple’s iPhones and now the Sharp squeezes 3840x2160 pixel into a very small 5.5 inches display unit. While the current iPhone 6 Plus comes with 401ppi, the Sharp’s upcoming display is almost double the Apple’s magic number. The increasing demand for greater storage capacity for higher quality videos and images has led to this killer screen technology. 806ppi in the 4K screen enables the users to shoot hi-quality moving pictures; to store them on the same device; and to enjoy the display in the same clarity, on the same mobile screen.

By now, virtual arguments about 4K quality on the Smartphone has sprouted up, saying that this flagship killer screen may run down the battery life, but the fact is IGZO screens from the Sharp technology are popular for their lower energy consumption, besides the borderless designs and sharp images. Perhaps the Sharp is desperately researching on next-generation battery technology, which may be enduring than the lithium-ion batteries used in the current applications, which sport 2K QHD display.

The official launch of the IGZO 4G screen may not be held in Japan rather it expected to be released in China, as the Chinese handset makers like Xiaomi, Huawei and many other companies are on the queue to pack their touch screen with the new technology, say the reports. However, Sharp may reserve one of the panels of the cutting-edge screen for its future Smartphone panels.

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