Pixel Qi promises retina quality display panels
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Pixel Qi, a company that makes innovative LCD screens for mobile devices has reported that their latest displays meet or may even exceed the quality of the latest iPads Retina displays. According to Mary Lou Jepsen, the chief executive of the company as posted in the blog post that the company has been finalizing the development of its new screen family.
She also has published a graph that depicts how Pixel Qi’s latest screen equates display resolutions to the iPad3 (2048 x 1536 pixels) and also uses much less power than the iPad 3’s battery-guzzling screen. However, her blog post doesn’t contain any specifics about when exactly this new screen may hit the market.
She also has mentioned in the post that 90 percent of the iPad 3 battery appears to be used for driving the display and adds its screen display really impresses her. However she was shocked to hear about the overheating reports and the massive 8 Watt power draw.
She also adds that the new screen will work inside and in direct sunlight along with providing matching or exceeding contrast, color saturation and viewing angle. The new screen will also have a low power mode where it will run at a 100x power reduction from the peak power consumed by iPad 3.
Jepsen has earlier led the engineering for the One Laptop one Child project, where she architecture a $100 laptop. Now she really seems to be sure about their new innovation. Pixel Qi has their manufacturing operations in Taiwan and California, and they have earlier shipped at least three million screens which include the OLPC XO 3.0.