Nintendo’s partnership with Sharp will continue, after news has today emerged that they will produce free-form LCD displays for the company.
Sankei Biz reports that the displays will enter mass production at Sharp’s Mie Prefecture plant in 2016, with Nintendo said to be the first to adopt the technology. The electronics manufacturer had expected production to begin in 2017, although brought forward their scheduled plans.
Sharp already manufacture the 3D display used by the Nintendo 3DS, but it is unclear how Nintendo intend to implement the new technology. There is talk that Nintendo are experimenting with a “doughnut-shaped display,” made possible by the bendable bezel, which more obviously points toward being used by their new QoL devices.
But such time frame would also fall when we expect them to begin talking about their Nintendo 3DS successor, which has been on sale since first launching in Japan on 26th February 2011.