Sharp Will Be Releasing IGZO Displays with Ultra-High Pixel Density
Sharp and a research company called, Semiconductor Energy Laboratory, recently announced a joint project for an advanced type of TFT display called, CAAC-IGZO, which will revolutionize the display technology. While working on amorphous IGZO material, Sharp’s researches unexpectedly discovered a new crystalline structure, which allows Sharp to develop smaller transistors, increase touchscreen performance, produce higher display resolution and reduce power consumption. As phone manufacturers are pushing for higher pixel density, the new technology should be particularly interesting.
Both companies recently introduced a 6.1” display prototype with an amazing 2560 x 1600 pixels resolution. At 498 ppi, it offers even higher pixels per inch than 5” 1080p display unveiled by LG earlier this week. Sharp said the new display also allows narrower bezels and much lower background noise.
It’s widely believed that our eyes can no longer perceive individual pixels on display with pixels density of higher than 300 ppi, but photos shown on Sharp’s 6.1” display were stunningly detailed and crisp nonetheless. Sharp also showed off a 3.4” flexible display with 540 x 960 resolution (323 ppi) and a 13.5” display with 3840 x 2160 resolution (326 ppi).