We are always keen on hearing how Sony Mobile may be progressing its future Xperia line-up and what components it may decide to use, particularly on the display side. To that end, Japan Display Inc (JDI) announced earlier today that it has developed a 5-inch 1080p TFT LCD display with integrated touch functionality (branded “Pixel Eyes”).
We know that JDI (a joint venture between Sony, Hitachi and Toshiba) panels have been used in some Xperia Z units, therefore it wouldn’t be a surprise to see them appear in new handsets. It seems that JDI at least seems to know what is required of it, talking about the need for displays with “higher resolutions, wider viewing angles, higher picture quality, lower power consumption, and thinner module thickness.”
JDI will have Pixel Eyes products in mass production from June 2013 in resolutions of 720p (720 x 1280 pixels) and qHD (540 x 960 pixels). It is also readying the new 5.0-inch Full-HD TFT LCD module with Pixel Eyes technology. Advantages of the tech include a slimmer module (by 10 to 30%), lower optical reflections and higher productivity. All eyes will be on Sony Mobile’s next flagship to see whether it has really improved its display.