Japan Display presents its low-consumption display for Smartwatch

JDI presents a low-energy display for smartwatches

We have long been in the era of the technological boom and this explosion has also hit the wearable sector, giving life to smartwatches, smart watches thanks to which you can perform various operations coupled with your smartphone, one on all the display of notifications arriving on the smartphone itself.

Like any electronic product, however, its use involves a waste of energy on the battery, large Achilles heel of the current smartwatch.

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According to what reported, Japan Display, a company that brings together Sony, Toshiba and Hitachi under the same name, would have ready, for mass production, a new type of display for devices w.

The new display produced by JDI should only consume 0.5% plus compared to the consumption of a normal LCD display. This fact makes us understand how the autonomy of future wearable DON'T will be turned upside down, reducing the consumption of screens in future smartwatches.

What this new type of display will be able to do is to drastically reduce consumption when reproducing colors and texts, thanks to the possibility of viewing them without the aid of the backlight (we assume that the operating principle may be the same or similar to that of e-ink displays). Another advantage, thanks to this possibility, is not only the enormous notable energy savings but also the possibility of having excellent readability under direct sunlight.

It should also be said that the display is not the only element of great consumption in a smartwatch. Also the Bluetooth module, steadily active for interfacing with the smartphone, provides a huge expenditure of energy to the detriment of the battery, even if with the introduction of the 4.0 Low Energy module, the consumption is much lower than those obtainable with the use of Bluetooth 3.0. The same goes for the processor. In addition, the screen of a smartwatch does not normally work at its maximum brightness, as it is usually only switched on at the user's request, otherwise it remains off or with only a portion of pixels turned on and the others off (applicable speech) to Amoled technologies).

The new display produced by JDI has a diagonal of 1.3 inches and a resolution of 320 300 pixels x, able to reproduce 262.000 colors.

At the moment we do not know what will be the companies that will adopt this new panel for their smartwatch, but we know that JDI will send the first test samples to companies as early as next March, with the forecast of mass production scheduled for July.

[ GizChina.es ]