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October 11, 2013

Japan Display Inc. Announces Mass Production Start of 5.0-inch Full-HD TFT LCD

for High Luminance, High Definition & Power-Saving -

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October 11, 2013 (Tokyo, Japan): Japan Display Inc. (JDI), a global leader in mobile display technologies, announced mass production start of "WhiteMagic" 5.0-inch Full-HD (1,080 x 1,920 pixels) TFT LCD module. "WhiteMagic" is JDI's proprietary product, which utilizes unique technology to realize both high luminance and power-saving.

"WhiteMagic" adds a White (W) subpixel into a predominantly Red/Green/Blue (RGB) LCD panel and improves picture brightness. At the same time, "WhiteMagic" scans the input picture image data through a unique algorithm which derives the best signal processing to drive the LCD panel and backlight. As the result, the power consumption of the LCD backlight is reduced without deterioration of the picture quality. "WhiteMagic" has one mode to reduce the power consumption of the LCD backlight while achieving the same brightness level, and it has another mode to improve outdoor visibility by increasing luminance by almost 1.5 times with keeping the same power consumption level of the LCD backlight as conventional RGB LCD products*. "WhiteMagic" can be applied to a range of applications to meet users' requirements.

JDI produces "WhiteMagic" at its newest 6th-Generation low temperature poly-silicon (LTPS) LCD line, and other lines. Mass production of "WhiteMagic" has already begun in resolution formats of VGA (640 x 680 pixels), qHD (540 x 960 pixels), and 720HD (720 x 1280 pixels). The new 5.0-inch Full-HD module expands the "WhiteMagic" line-up to higher resolution. "WhiteMagic" can be applied to a wide range of applications, not only to smartphones but to other applications as well.

We will exhibit these displays in Japan Display Inc. booth on October 23 to 25, 2013, during FPD International 2013 in Pacifico Yokohama, Japan.

Prototype specifications
Screen size (diagonal) 5.0inch (12.6cm)
Number of pixels 1,080 (x RGB) x 1,920  (Full-HD)
Resolution density 446ppi
Display mode Transmissive
Dimensions 63.24mm (W) x 117.18mm (H)
Surface luminance 840cd/m2 (typ.)
NTSC ratio 70%
Contrast ratio 1000 : 1 (typ.)

* Based on JDI's investigation

Reference: JDI press releases

  1. 1"Japan Display's Advanced Prototypes for Smartphone, Tablet and Automotive Applications", October 18, 2012

"WhiteMagic" is a trademark of Japan Display Inc.

Information in the press releases, including product prices and specifications, content of services and contact information, is current on the date of the press announcement, but is subject to change without prior notice.

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