NPD DisplaySearch analyst Richard Shim has indicated in a statement to CNET that they should begin the production of the Retina iPad mini display in June or July. He went on to add that while LG Display will be one of the bigger display manufacturers, Samsung is not a supplier for the tablet. “Other display manufacturers will participate too but LGD appears to be the most prominent supplier initially, according to Shim,” the report added.
As for the specifications, the report added Shim as saying that the 7.9-inch display of the Retina iPad mini will come with a 2048 x 1536 pixel resolution. “We're going to start to see a bunch of tablets [coming out] with a pixel density over 300. At a certain point it will be hard to discern that improved image quality,” he was quoted as saying by the report.
Production to start soon?
Shim even said that the 7 and 8.9-inch Amazon Kindle Fire will be “updated with 330-PPI-plus displays”.
Earlier this year, we had stated in one of our reports that the Cupertino giant may be looking to up the resolution of their next-gen iPad mini to include Retina levels. At the time, pictures leaked on Chinese forum Weiphone revealed what's said to be the new Apple iPad mini. The images showed a thicker casing on the iPad mini 2 than the one that had been used on the maiden edition.