Qualcomm may be more renowned as makers of the Snapdragon chipsets powering plenty of smartphones today, but the company also has investments in other areas, namely in display technology with its Mirasol display tech. A mock-up of a smartphone using the Mirasol technology was shown in the SID Display Week, and the 5.1-inch Mirasol display certainly captures the imagination.
The 5.1-inch Mirasol panel Qualcomm is developing boasts a resolution of 2560 x 1440, giving it a eye-popping pixel density of 577ppi – far eclipsing the current densest screen (4.7 Full HD screen on the HTC One – 469ppi). Also, the Mirasol display uses up to six times less energy than standard LCD and OLED displays – again making this technology the stuff of the future. And it is: the Mirasol technology is still in R&D phase to eradicate the silver tint the highly reflective screen produces, and is not expected for the prime time for a few more years.