Skip to comments.High-Resolution Tablet Panels Debut with Strong Shipments in 2013 .
Posted on 07/24/2013 11:06:14 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
Up from virtually zero in 2012, at least 12.6 million LCD tablet panels with 300-ppi-or-higher densities will ship in 2013, according analytics provider IHS. Shipments will then more than double next year and continue to climb to 55.0 million units by 2017, as shown in the figure below.
Tablet makers want to differentiate their products, increase their market presence, boost demand and improve their profitability by offering high-performance displays. Display suppliers are supporting this trend with increased production of higher-pixel-density LCD panels that employ the latest technologies to pack more pixels into every inch of screen space. This will create a whole new class of displays with 300 ppi and higher resolution that will represent the new high end for the tablet business, said Sweta Dash, senior director for display research at IHS.
The new 300-ppi class will join existing 200-ppi categories to form a freshly expanded line of high-resolution displays. And while shipments of such panels will keep growing and increasingly rule the tablet space, lower-resolution panels of 100-150 and 151-200 ppi will see their markets decline or remain flat over the years.
Prior to 300 ppi, the highest resolution for tablets was in the 251- to 300-ppi range, where Apples 9.7 iPad 3/4 and the 9.0 Barnes & Noble nook HD+ belong. Panel shipments for this resolution segment are forecast this year to reach 67.2 million units, up 47% from 45.7 million in 2012.Below that segment are tablet panels in the 200- to 251-ppi range, home to the 7.0 Amazon Kindle Fire HD and the 10.0 Google Nexus 10. Panel shipments here are projected this year at 22.8 million units, up 88% from 12.1 million.
Examples of the new 300-ppi panel for tablets could be seen at the recent Society for Information Display (SID) conference in Vancouver, a prominent industry event where panel manufacturers discuss new technologies and advances in the field.
At the event in May, LG Display showed a 7 high-definition tablet panel of more than 300 ppi, while rival Samsung Electronics countered with a 10.1 300-ppi tablet panel.
Taiwans Innolux also had its own offeringa 6 high-definition, low-temperature polysilicon panel at 368 ppi.
Some of the new high-resolution displays slated for release this year will make use of oxide thin film-transistor (TFT) technology, similar to what was glimpsed at SID. The technology is considered a next-generation solution for panels, due to the mechanisms high transparency and low power consumption.
High-resolution displays will also be coming to LCD panels for notebook PCs, judging from the SID exhibits. Samsung unveiled a 13.3 notebook PC panel with 275 ppihigher than the 227 ppi of the much lauded 13 Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display. Meanwhile, LG Display presented a 14 notebook LCD panel featuring 221 ppi.
For the notebook business in particular, where sales have suffered as consumers defected to smartphones and tablets, high-resolution displays could be what mobile PC manufacturers need to entice consumers to replace their older laptops. The new displays can be deployed to make products stand out from the rest of the field, create new demand among consumers, and boost revenue and profitability, IHS believes.
In line with the theme of higher performance, glass companies were likewise at SID to demonstrate glass substrates, an important component of LCD panels, for enabling next-generation displays.
Both New York-based Corning and Japans Asahi Glass announced glass substrate products at the show, formulated for high-performance displays intended to improve quality and productivity.
Hi-rez: Sometimes Not A Good Thing.
I loaded a 24 MP photo on my friend’s iPad retina.
Side by side with my iPad2 I could not discern a difference, unless I pinched out the photo to examine a detail. Then the retina was better.
So, it was not worth the upgrade. I use my iPad to share photos with fiends while in restaurants etc. The zoom capability is not needed.
this is all as clear as mud.
Is there a chart with the new chips memmory ets.
The sellers only are able to unload obsolete junk because there is no central comparison to tell the difference.
Arrgh! Stop that!!
12:17PM EDT - From 216 PPI to 323 PPI
12:17PM EDT - There we go, from 1280x800 to 1920x1200 in the new Nexus 7 with the same size, highest resolution 7-inch tablet
So, when does the available bandwidth increase to accommodate these higher resolutions?
I hope you're happy.
12:16PM EDT - Better in-hand feel than the original Nexus 7, with pure black on black design and soft touch
12:16PM EDT - Thinner and narrower and lighter than the old Nexus 7
12:15PM EDT - New Nexus 7, looks just like leaks showed it would
you sir, are evil.