Putting a 4K display on a tablet is no problem… well, so long as space isn’t a big issue. Like last year, we started things off hearing about a 4K Panasonic Windows 8 tablet at CES, but its 20-inch screen (not to mention $6000 price tag) was something of a deal-breaker. But as the year went on, companies kept pushing limits, cramming all those pixels into smaller and smaller spaces. By fall, Japan Display had announced a 12.1-inch 4K LCD panel, and today it reveals its improvement on even that design, with a 10.1-inch 4K LCD module.
The display comes in a 16:9 aspect ratio with a resolution of 3840 x 2160, and is built with a low-temperature poly silicon design. That LTPS tech should result in some substantial power savings, and Japan Display says that this new panel shouldn’t consume any more power than a 10.1-inch amorphous silicon 2560 x 1600 screen, like we see on the Samsung Galaxy TabPRO 10.1. With power concerns one of the big stumbling blocks causing users to question the wisdom of tablet manufacturers moving to higher-res displays, that sounds like fantastic news.
There’s no word yet of specific manufacturers who might be planning to use this 4K tablet screen, but Japan Display is currently providing samples to interested firms.