4K 12-Inch Tablet Screens On The Way

4K, 12-Inch Tablet Screens Are on Their Way

If the iPad Mini's new retina display isn't enough for you, how d'you fancy a 4K, 12-inch tablet display instead, hmm?

Because that's exactly what Japan Display — a unified team of manufacturers including Sony, Toshiba and Hitachi — has just announced. It claims to have shrunk 4K resolution — 3840x2160 pixels — into a 12.1-inch TFT panel suitable for tablets. That's 365 pixels per inch, if you're counting.

It was unveiled at a display conference in Japan just this week, with a big fuss being made about its power-efficiency and thinness, making it highly suitable tablets. It does make use wonder if we really need that many pixels per inch in a device we're holding at arms length, but let's not get in the way of technical progress. [J Display via Engadget]

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