Japan Display Inc (JDI) reveals new low-temperature polysilicon (LTPS) TFT LCD panels for virtual reality headsets. The screens measure 3.42" and offer a pixel density of 651ppi, which is significantly higher than ~450ppi panels found in the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.
The company claims most VR head-mounted displays use smartphone panels and claims this is the first product designed specifically for VR devices:
According to JDI, most of the panels of VR HMDs currently available in the market are based on technologies developed for smartphone panels, and there is no panel that can provide all of the resolution, response speed and video quality necessary for enhancing immersiveness and reality for VR HMDs, causing the coarseness and blur of images of VR HMDs.
In view of this, JDI developed an ultra-high-resolution, fast-response LCD panel dedicated to VR. The company realized it by employing (1) 651ppi ultra-high resolution, (2) 90Hz refresh rate, (3) fast-response IPS LCD capable of switching between white and black in 3 milliseconds and (4) blinking backlight.
JDI is currently working on a panel with a resolution of 800ppi or higher and plans to ship samples in 2017.