4K, 12-Inch Tablet Screens Are on Their Way

If the iPad Mini's new Retina display isn't enough for you, how d'you fancy a 4K, 12-inch tablet display instead, hmm?

Because that's exactly what Japan Display—a unified team of manufacturers including Sony, Toshiba and Hitachi—has just announced. They claim to have shrunk 4K resolution—3,840 x 2,160 pixels—into a 12.1-inch TFT panel suitable for tablets. That's 365 pixels per inch, if you're counting.

It was unveiled at a display conference in Japan just this week, with a big fuss being made about its power-efficiency and thinness, making it highly suitable tablets. It does make use wonder if we really need that many pixels per inch in a device we're holding at arms length but, hey, let's not get in the way of technical progress. [J Display via Engadget]