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Samsung gearing up for 11k resolution

by on13 July 2015

Because 4K is so well established

Even before anyone has released any significant 4K content, Samsung Display is planning to develop world's first 11K super-resolution display. 

According to ET News Samsung Display's Base Technology director Chu Hye Yong told the 10th Display Field National Research Development Business General Workshop  that his outfit is challenging itself to develop super-resolution display with 2250 ppi, which is number of pixels per inch that is the times higher than previous resolution.

Samsung has started development process with 13 domestic and foreign companies starting from the 1st of June. This business is part of GiGA Korea's business that is being led by Ministry of Science, ICT, and Future Planning (MSIP), and name of the project is EnDK. It is predicted that prototype can be shown to the public at 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics at the earliest.

Samsung Display wants 2250 ppi-level 11K display for mobiles to bring about a 3D-effect. The theory is that if a display panel's resolution increases extremely, there is an optical illusion where it is same as watching 3D screen. Because 11K is able to show screen colours in detail, it is able to show 3D-effect.

Currently 500 ppi-level 2K (2560x1440) display product is being released as one with the best specification in mobile display field. A prototype with 8K resolution came out in large-sized display for TVs field, and most of UHD 4K products are considered as the ones with best resolution.

The company admitted that some might think that 11K as 'over specification' that consumers do not need. However it thinks that this could work as a basis for Korean display industry take another leap if related materials and parts improve through this.

It would probably be better to get the content industry up to speed first.

Last modified on 13 July 2015
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