Pixel Qi announces 2048×1536 better-than-iPad3 screen, with 100x lower power consumption

Posted by Charbax – April 23, 2012

Pixel Qi is finalizing the deals with partners about sizes and quantities to produce their next generation ultra high pixel density Pixel Qi screens, with a new very low power mode that runs at a full 100X power reduction from the peak power consumed by the iPad3 screen. Pixel Qi claims to have a new architecture that matches the resolution of the ipad3 screen, and its full image quality including matching or exceeding contrast, color saturation, the viewing angle and so forth with massive power savings. Here is Pixel Qi's power consumption versus the iPad2 and iPad3:

My opinion and suggestion for Google:
I'd like to see Google invest heavily in Pixel Qi for a 7" 1024x600 screen to be mass produced for the rumored upcoming Nexus Tablet, providing it 20 hours battery life on an ultra slim form factor, with a very small bezel if they can make it have a plastics based screen, suitable for reading Google Books, suitable for outdoor use. Google should invest the money needed in bringing Pixel Qi to the mass consumer market. And then also Google can help bring the 2048x1536 9.7" Pixel Qi screen to the mass Android tablet market.

The success of the iPhone and iPad is due to ARM Technology, but also to the investments Apple has made in using new screen technologies, Apple basically financed exclusivity for the 3.5" capacitive screen when launching the iPhone and they bought an exclusive on the 9.7" IPS screen for the iPad. Now also Apple invested the $2+ Billion getting an exclusive on the 9.7" Retina screen. Google should do the same, not only invest heavily to optimize Android on all the ARM Processors, Google should also invest the money needed in new screen technologies such as Pixel Qi LCD and use that for their "Google Hardware" Nexus devices but then also instantly allow access to the new screen technologies to every other Android hardware maker.

Source: pixelqi.com/blog1

  • Really glad you caught this news. Pushing for Google to get involved is smart, they’re letting Apple have every technological milestone in the tablet arena and Apple isn’t even that pushy an innovator — if Google got a tablet maker to commit to this screen (assuming it’s as good as Pixel Qi says, I’ve seen videos and it doesn’t disappoint even though the products with it so far have underwhelmed) under a pilot program release, it could be huge news. I’m desperate for Pixel Qi to release in a product that’s worth purchasing to see how viable this technology is, hopefully some of that 3M investment will pay off soon. I’m trying to hold off upgrading my old tablet because I just didn’t get as much use out of it as I thought, sunlight-viewable screen technology is what I’m waiting for.

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