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Japan Display reveals 17-inch 8K LCD panel with 120Hz

Japanese engineers have stuffed a whopping 7,680 x 4,320 resolution in a 17-inch LCD monitor

By Derek Strickland from Oct 2, 2015 @ 13:33 CDT

In an age where 4K Ultra-HD is just starting to take hold in smartphones and TV set-top boxes like NVIDIA's Shield TV, tech engineers are already pushing the limits of 8K.

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Sharp's titanic 85-inch 8K TV stands as a momentous leap forward in high-definition tech, but what about condensed 8K models? Apple supplier Japan Display leads the charge with the world's first compact 8K LCD panel, which condenses a resolution of 7,680 x 4,320 in a 17.3-inch display.

The 8K module sports a pixel density of 510 pixels-per-inch and has a total of 33,177,600 individual pixels, and an impressive 120Hz refresh rate. Thanks to its wide 176-degree viewing angle, high 2000:1 contrast ratio and minimized color shift, Japan Display affirms the 8K panel can deliver "life-like 8K images with a true sense of depth".

"The LCD module, based on low temperature poly-silicon (LTPS) technology with true 8K pixels (RGB stripe arrangement), realizes high definition (510ppi) images, and the 120Hz frame rate enables smooth playback of moving image," reads the official press release.

The company affirms that the 8K LCD panel will see potential use in a number of markets including high-performance gaming, video and image production, the professional medical field and many others. The panel will be on showcased during the CEATAC expo in Japan starting October 7.

NEWS SOURCES:Engadget.com, J-display.com

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