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Japan Display Unveils New screens specially designed for minimum consumption smartwatch

The autonomy of the smartwatch remains one of the major impediments for many people when taking the step to venture into this new technology category. Given the impossibility of incorporating larger batteries due to the small space that have the devices, the screens is one of the main focuses to tackle if we get devices to last more than a day. Japan Display Could be the solution?

The company recently introduced its new smartwatch screens with minimal power consumption, which could debut at next devices Android Wear . Japan Display is one of the largest display manufacturers worldwide and experience in this sector accounted warranty seal. Not surprisingly, the company is owned by three giants such as Sony, Toshiba and Hitachi.

The new screen would be a circle of 1.34 inches with a resolution of 320 × 320 pixels, a standard in most current smartwatch LCD panel. Its main difference from traditional screens that have been implemented so far is that it consumes less than 0.5% of energy than their predecessors , ie, its consumption is very minimal.

Of course, Japan Display has had to sacrifice some aspects along the way to get this type of screen. First, its visibility in low light conditions worse, just the opposite happens with current smartwatch. This is because also lowers the image quality when using technology reflective LCDs, ie, require no backlighting so harness ambient light.

Minimum Consumption in Exchange for Sacrificing Image Quality, are we ready for it?

Given that the smartwatch are not the best platform for long-time reading, we are sure that many users will prefer to sacrifice image quality for an autonomy that can even exceed 2 days. When might we see this type of display implemented smart watches? Japan Display has unveiled their plans go through to start production in July, so we could see the first models later this year. Check Financedns for how you can change your watch battery at home.

As reported from Android Authority, some devices like Pebble have already shown that the quality of the screen is not a prerequisite for a smartwatch succeed, so there is still room to innovate and not stay anchored to prototype smart watch screen LCD / traditional OLED.