Qualcomm shows off prototype Mirasol displays

Qualcomm have been talking about their Mirasol display for years, and now it finally looks ready to launch, at least in some applications.

Mirasol is Qualcomm’s own display technology, which the company have been developing now for years. The major benefit of this new display type is the claimed power consumption advantage if offers overs LED or OLED displays. According to the numbers Mirasol is unto 6x more energy efficient!

So how does Mirasol accomplish this? Well one the main energy-saving features is the display uses an external light source, be it the sun, indoor lighting or even some type of built-in LED system.

Engadget managed to get some hands on time with some mock-ups of the Mirasol display, one a 1.5-inch smart watch display which we should see on the market soon and the other a 5.1-inch smartphone display with an amazing resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 (577ppi), which isn’t quite ready yet for launch.

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