JDI’s new 6-inch 18:9 ratio display hits mass production; could we see it in a future Xperia?

by XB on 19th June 2017

in News

Japan Display Inc, a joint venture between the display panel businesses of Sony, Hitachi and Toshiba, has announced the mass production of a new 6-inch display with a 18:9 display aspect ratio and 1080 x 2160 resolution.

The ‘FULL ACTIVE’ LCD display, as JDI refers to it, has a slim bezel design on all four sides, which hopefully gives Sony the incentive for much smaller bezels on the top and bottom of its devices. The LCD module also uses JDI’s Pixel Eyes technology, resulting in deeper blacks and better operability with wet fingers.

The launch of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and LG G6 earlier this year, introduced narrower and taller phones designs with very slim bezels. While the jury on phones with ultra-wide resolutions is still out, Sony hasn’t closed the doors on moving away from a 16:9 aspect ratio.

Sony often sources displays for its smartphones from JDI, so there is a good chance that we could see this display adorn a future Xperia model. We’ll keep you posted if we hear anything,

Via JDI.

Thanks KF!

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