Published on October 24, 2013 10:44 AM

Japan Display Brings UHD Resolution to 12" Tablet Screen

A 365 ppi display for touchscreen tablets

After having presented a 20" tablet with UHD screen resolution earlier this year, Panasonic has helped develop a 12" UHD display with its partners in the Japan Display group.

Panasonic's Toughpad 4 20" Windows 8 Pro tablet was on show at the CES consumer electronics fair earlier this year, boasting a screen resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

Japan Display Announces Development of 12.1-inch 4K LCD Working with Sony, Toshiba and Hitachi as part of the Japan Display consortium, Panasonic and chums have come up with a 12" Ultra High Definition tablet screen with 3840 x 2160 pixels and 365 pixels per inch (ppi). In comparison, the recently unveiled iPad mini with Retina display sports 326 ppi, the Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet has 218 ppi and Microsoft's Surface 2 Pro is at 209 ppi.

The Japan Display screen is a slim 1.96 mm thick and the 500 cd/m² brightness announced really isn't bad for a tablet screen. Contrast is listed as 1000:1.

Readers in Japan can head to the FPD display industry trade fair in Yokohama to check out this 12" UHD screen live in the flesh.
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