How would you like it if your mobile had an 11K resolution display? That’s right, 11K resolution meaning 2250 pixels per inch! Well, South Korean electronics giant is planning to make such a super resolution display which would be the highest resolution display in the world. A report by etnews from Korea says that Samsung is working on this project in partnership with industry and education.
At the 10th Display Field National Research Development Business General Workshop held recently, Chu Hye Yong, Executive Director at Base Technology Department, Samsung Display, announced that the company has taken up the challenge to develop the 11K super-resolution display with pixel density of 2250 ppi which would be 3x more compared to the earlier resolution.
Samsung is working in collaboration with the government of South Korea which is investing a sum of 26.5 million over the period of five years. Around thirteen companies, both domestic and foreign, are involved in the development of this technology since June 1.
The project is called EnDK and is a part of Korean government’s Giga-Korea project which is led by its Ministry of Science, ICT, and Future Planning (MSIP). A prototype of the product is expected to be shown to the public at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics to be held in 2018.
The display with super-high 11K resolution 2250 ppi density and an aspect ratio of 16:9, would measure 5.74 inches diagonally and its resolution would be a whopping 11,264 x 6,336. In such a high resolution, the colors and other detailing have such great clarity that it creates an optical illusion producing a 3D effect. Users will feel that they are watching a 3D screen. Currently, the best display specification available for mobiles is 2K 2560×1440 resolution 500 ppi display. Full HD smartphone displays are 1080p and Quad HD ones are 1,440p. There are products with UHD 4K are available 8K TV prototypes have also been developed. Several mobile makers are now developing smartphones with 4K displays.
Such high resolution displays will certainly be power-intensive. This means Samsung also needs to figure out how to make the 11K display power-efficient or invent a high-capacity battery.
Chu Hye Yong says, “Although some might think that 11K as ‘over specification’ that consumers do not need, this can work as a basis for Korean display industry take another leap if related materials and parts improve through this.”