JDI Will Start Shipping Its Next Generation 5.5-Inch WQHD Display

One of the most noticeable features of any smartphone is probably its display which is why most manufacturers make sure that it stands out. Japan Display Inc. (JDI), one of the leaders in mobile display technology, has been supplying Android smartphone manufacturers with its displays and right now it has announced that it has developed a wide Quad HD 5.5-inch display which is expected to go on mass production this April.


The 5.5-inch WQHD TFT liquid crystal display has a resolution of 1,440 horizontal pixels x 2,560 vertical pixels and a stunning 538 PPI. This latest display will be manufactured using the company’s improved low-temperature poly-silicon (LTPS) technology that will allow the display to consume lower power.

The company announced in a press release that “The product in question boasts a world-class screen resolution of 538 ppi among the volume production products. It reproduces photo images and videos more realistically than in the Full-HD format with a resolution of 1,080 horizontal pixels x 1,920 vertical pixels on smartphone displays. With this product as a starter, JDI will be releasing a number of WQHD products in 2014 and it is anticipated that a new leading-edge range will emerge in the smartphone sector.”

Technical Specifications

  • Screen size (diagonal): 5.46-inch (13.87cm)
  • Number of pixels: 1440(x RGB) x 2560 (WQHD)
  • Resolution density: 538 ppi
  • Dimensions: 70.94 mm (W) x 128.26 mm(H) x 1.35mm (D)
  • Dead-band: Top 1.0 mm, side 1.0mm, bottom 5.4 mm
  • NTSC ratio: 70 %
  • Contrast ratio: 1000:1 (Typ.)
  • Viewing angle: >160 degree (CR>100:1)
  • Surface luminance: 450 cd/m2 (Typ.)

There have been no announcements from the major Android manufacturers such as Samsung or LG regarding an upcoming 5.5-inch device so the best bet is that the Chinese brands will get the chance to use this display first. Just last December the Vivo Xplay 3S was announced to sport a JDI display. The upcoming OnePlus One 5.5-inch Android smartphone is said to be using a JDI display although its resolution is only 1920 x 1080 at 400+ PPI. There’s also a big possibility that the one of the upcoming 2014 Sony Xperia device will be using this display.

via jdi