Qualcomm shows demo version of the new Mirasol display with 2,560 x 1,440 resolution
After a long period of silence about the future Mirasol production, now Qualcomm has revealed some proof concepts during the SID display week in Vancouver, British Columbia. The company showed the previously announced 1.5-inch concept display panel. The display was embedded on a smart watch and on an “always-on” smartphone panel. Bear in mind that the hardware shown yesterday were just mock-ups and the displays could appear on any third-party device, Qualcomm explained. But actually the most interesting announcement yesterday was the 5.1-inch panel with a display with 2,560 x 1,440 (577 ppi) resolution.
The display promises 6 times decreased power consumption than the current LDC and OLED displays – a really impressive! The negative side is that if you look at the screen closely, the colors are not as sharp and clear as the other displays on the market. Of course it is just a demo version and we can see more improvements in the near future, but the low power consumption of the new Mirasol display means that the future devices could last days without charging or they will need less time to be re-charged. Qualcomm explains that more R&D must be done before we can see this technology in the market.
This year’s SID display exhibition takes place in Vancouver, British Columbia and it lets us look at some really nice prototype models by Samsung and LG. The visitors already saw the 5-inch flexible OLED display from LG and a 3200 x 1800p laptop display from Samsung. The event will last a few more days, so we may see more innovation and technology improvements from the leading companies. We will probably find many of these innovations, showed at the SID event in the upcoming phones, tablets and laptops.