Japanese Boffins Have Created a Staggering 651ppi Smartphone Display

By Gary Cutlack on at

Only a few short days after LG revealed its 440ppi mobile display there's a new winner in the pixel density world, with one Japanese display developer claiming it's managed to build a 651ppi resolution screen.

The ultra-high definition LCD tech, created by Japan Display Inc., manages to squeeze a 1280x800 resolution out of a small 2.3" display, which the maker casually says is about twice the res offered by today's supposed high-resolution smartphones.

Japan Display is a newly formed, three-way joint venture created by melding units from Sony, Toshiba and Hitachi, dedicated to pushing advances in mobile display tech. So keep an eye on that lot for signs of the first higher-resolution-than-necessary phone screens. [Japan Density via Engadget]