NEC unveils a new 3.5-inch LCD display for mobile devices that offers 220cdpm² luminance – 130% brighter than current transmissive LCDs – and is capable of producing clear/vivid colors in bright conditions. It’s also 10% lighter than comparable 3.5-inch LCD displays. Testing begins in June.
“LCDs traditionally use transmissive or reflective illumination. The former use a backlight to shine light through the panel. That makes for rich, bright colours but comes at the cost of high power consumption, thanks to the backlight. Reflective displays use ambient light, allowing it to pass through the screen then be reflected back again to illuminate the display.”