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Samsung is making a 11K resolution (2250ppi) mobile display, and is dead-serious about it

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Samsung is making a 11K resolution (2250ppi) mobile display, and is dead-serious about it
This is going to be good! It's the kind of news that could only possibly appear on a Friday, so enjoy it as much as we did. Basically, Samsung is making a 11K resolution mobile display! You heard that right - 11K resolution and 2250 pixels per inch!

Samsung is dead serious about this, working in partnership with the South Korean government, which will be investing 26.5 million dollars in the project over the course of 5 years. As many as 13 domestic and foreign companies are involved in the technology, which has been in development since the 1st of June. The project is named EnDK, and a public prototype is expected to be presented at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

According to our calculations, if this display has the typical 16:9 mobile aspect ratio, the exact resolution will be 11,264 х 6336 pixels, and the screen will measure 5.75". A pixel density of 2250 pixels per inch is up to four times higher than that of current Quad-HD screens, which could stand at up to 576ppi depending on the screen diagonal. 

You'd be right to ask, though, what in our good Lord's name is one supposed to do with this many pixels on their smartphone's screen? Well, Samsung's goal with this is to implement a "3D effect". Details are scarce, but the way Korean outlet ETNews puts it, such a gloriously high-resolution screen is able to simulate the effect of a 3D screen through some kind of optical illusion. We guess that if you throw enough pixels at one's eyes, you can make them believe almost anything!

So, there you have it - 11K screens could reach our smartphones as early as 2019, and that's not even the limit! According to Samsung Display executive Chu Hye-Yong, 11K is merely a "basis for the Korean display industry to take another leap if related materials and parts improve through this". Let that sink in.

Samsung is making a 11K resolution (2250ppi) mobile display, and is dead-serious about it

source: ETNews

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posted on 10 Jul 2015, 06:21 52

1. nh1402 (Posts: 44; Member since: 30 Oct 2013)


YES I always wanted 10 second battery life phone.

posted on 10 Jul 2015, 06:30 22

7. Nexus4lifes (Posts: 155; Member since: 13 Feb 2014)


or first to pounce on a reason to troll...

posted on 10 Jul 2015, 06:40 3

16. neela_akaash (Posts: 1193; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


Now i can say that samsung has gone nuts... they need to focus and invest on new battery tech as well.

posted on 10 Jul 2015, 06:51 20

19. Nexus4lifes (Posts: 155; Member since: 13 Feb 2014)


They already did :)

posted on 10 Jul 2015, 06:55 20

21. Jason2k13 (Posts: 1214; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


Samsung is doing more to optimize battery life, compared to other companies.

posted on 10 Jul 2015, 10:20 2

51. keithtae (Posts: 435; Member since: 25 Mar 2015)


They already did and managed to almost double a battery capacity. Just Google it, 'Samsung battery technology.'

posted on 11 Jul 2015, 03:18

84. neela_akaash (Posts: 1193; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


If they did and managed to double the capacity then where is it. Their latest and greatest S6 Edge for example. It contains a very efficient 1440p display, 14nm power efficient processor but still far behind the Z3 Compact in battery efficiency....

posted on 11 Jul 2015, 07:12 1

87. sgodsell (Posts: 3651; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


That would be one hell of a VR display. VR using a display like that would look so real, and you would not even see any pixels. Even today with a 5.2" 2560x1440 resolution display, you can still see the pixels when the device is in a VR case. Remember each eye is only getting 1280x1440 pixels. So with a 11K display, VR users should not see any pixels.

posted on 10 Jul 2015, 07:28 4

27. RajRicardo (Posts: 394; Member since: 28 Feb 2014)


RIP Humor. :(

posted on 10 Jul 2015, 11:02

53. marorun (Posts: 3605; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


Its not troll its the truth..
Then some ppl will say they can spot the differece ( bionic eyes? )

There is limit to exagération you know.

posted on 10 Jul 2015, 06:38 1

13. kabiluddin (Posts: 195; Member since: 28 Feb 2015)


LMAO.

posted on 10 Jul 2015, 06:53 4

20. Ghost04 (Posts: 335; Member since: 03 May 2014)


It's huge 10 second ....
I guess 2 second .
Maybe you need to carry a 100 KG a power generator with it .

posted on 10 Jul 2015, 07:56 5

32. Legnaldo (Posts: 63; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Im thinking less about battery life and more about VR companies using this display in their headsets. With that kind of resolution you could have ultrarealistic and immersive virtual reality!

posted on 10 Jul 2015, 11:03

54. marorun (Posts: 3605; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


4K would be enuf for what you said on sub 8 inch screen.

But yeah for a 50 inch screen with 3d its would be nice.

posted on 10 Jul 2015, 09:31

46. waddup121 (unregistered)


Samsung CHILL

posted on 10 Jul 2015, 18:19 1

75. jroc74 (Posts: 6006; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Naw...some ppl claim they arent innovative...and this news pops up to remind them they are.

I cant see this for phones. Maybe tablets or VR like someone mentioned.

posted on 10 Jul 2015, 22:32 1

81. Furbal (Posts: 985; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


Samsung R&D pretty much drives the entire mobile industry.

Processors, memory, screens, batteries.

Qualcomm and their radios would be next.

posted on 10 Jul 2015, 13:13

67. mmmanuuu (Posts: 400; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)


Man do you seriously think 13 domestic and foreign companies with 26.5 million dollars involved kind of project is just stupid? Get a life. Whenever someone brings an idea of a new tech there will be a million idiots who says the current tech is the best and nothing elsevfrom the futute can beat that tech.

posted on 10 Jul 2015, 06:23 3

2. kevin91202 (Posts: 559; Member since: 08 Jun 2014)


"...what in our good Lord's name..." -Luis D. (PA)

Good Lord's name? Thank you for insulting the majority of your global readers who happen NOT to be Christians. Good job.

/s

posted on 10 Jul 2015, 06:25 25

3. FluffyBled (Posts: 515; Member since: 10 Sep 2014)


I am not christian and that in no way insults me!

posted on 10 Jul 2015, 08:27 1

35. Commentator (Posts: 3692; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


If anything this should insult Christians more because he's taking the Lord's name in vain.

At any rate, I think OP is being sarcastic...

posted on 10 Jul 2015, 10:07

50. FluffyBled (Posts: 515; Member since: 10 Sep 2014)


Cmon dude :P ... it's just a phrase :P .. chill. And no, he wasn't being sarcastic! In all this article, he had to pick that line to be sarcastic!

posted on 10 Jul 2015, 16:54

71. Commentator (Posts: 3692; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


I was being sarcastic too. But I think he was, unless he used /s incorrectly.

posted on 12 Jul 2015, 18:32

90. FluffyBled (Posts: 515; Member since: 10 Sep 2014)


Ok, ... he might of edited that one :P ... anyway forget it!

posted on 10 Jul 2015, 06:26 3

4. FluffyBled (Posts: 515; Member since: 10 Sep 2014)


Back to the topic ... seems you got the wrong line to discuss about ... that resolution is deadly high.

posted on 10 Jul 2015, 09:10

40. bambamboogy02 (Posts: 548; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


Lord isn't attached exclusively to Christianity. It is Poor choice of wording, but if it had said GOD, encompassing all religions, it would have been better. Depends on you, how you take it. Except to those who don't believe in A GOD. But the original statement already does that.

posted on 10 Jul 2015, 06:26 8

5. Sidewinder (Posts: 429; Member since: 15 Jan 2015)


Does anyone know a better term for this than overkill? Maybe ultrakill.. Meanwhile, still can't differentiate between a 1080p and quad HD unde normal usage conditions

posted on 10 Jul 2015, 06:27 4

6. mistercarter (Posts: 360; Member since: 01 Sep 2011)


why would i want an 11K display on my phone when my 55 inch TV is still FHD?!
why dont they just improve displays in every category not only phones?

posted on 10 Jul 2015, 06:39 7

15. ph00ny (Posts: 1238; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Higher quality VR

posted on 10 Jul 2015, 07:01 6

23. chenski (Posts: 412; Member since: 22 Mar 2015)


For 10 seconds...

posted on 10 Jul 2015, 11:04

55. marorun (Posts: 3605; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


VR need about 2 to 4 time resolution for same quality.

So 2k or 4k screen is more than enuf on sub 8 inch screen at least.

posted on 10 Jul 2015, 17:24

73. JumpinJackROMFlash (Posts: 450; Member since: 10 Dec 2014)


That's just a dumb statement. You obviously have no idea what you're talking about.

posted on 10 Jul 2015, 09:13

41. bambamboogy02 (Posts: 548; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


Tech starts somewhere, and in the case of displays, it always starts small then expands. This tech will end up in TV's as well as other displays.

posted on 10 Jul 2015, 11:05

56. marorun (Posts: 3605; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


Yeah? i remember 1080p tv came way before 1080p phone.

Just so you know.

posted on 10 Jul 2015, 06:32 12

8. DBounce (Posts: 149; Member since: 26 Apr 2014)


No we're talking. Oculus stated 16k displays area needed for realistic VR... this is a step in the right direction.

All you that a screaming overkill, well I guess you don't need VR. But for the rest of us this is awesome news.

posted on 10 Jul 2015, 06:39 2

14. hound.master (Posts: 1044; Member since: 27 Feb 2015)


What the f**k it got to to do with VR forget about 11k it means nothing many graphics can run that even now but this is 2250ppi just give me one reason to have a screen with 2250ppi just one!!!

posted on 10 Jul 2015, 06:58 13

22. luis.d (Posts: 329; Member since: 04 Dec 2013)


Because Samsung can.

:P

posted on 10 Jul 2015, 07:22 3

26. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


I think you're spot on. If their specialty is manufacturing displays, they're going to keep pumping out displays (even if it's not practical). They won't stop at 11K

posted on 10 Jul 2015, 11:08

58. marorun (Posts: 3605; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


nope because they need an added value to keep pumping price up every year.... and we have morons who buy them!

posted on 10 Jul 2015, 08:51

38. Cyberchum (Posts: 675; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


That you can doesn't mean that you should. Dumb logic.

posted on 10 Jul 2015, 08:33 1

36. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 10115; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Because their government asked for it.

posted on 10 Jul 2015, 09:15 7

42. DBounce (Posts: 149; Member since: 26 Apr 2014)


Have you ever tried Gear VR on a QHD screen? Because the visor is magnified it looks really quite bad. Pixels are readily visible. As a result after only a short while of using it you end up with a headache. 11k may seem like overkill, but not if your are using it for VR. The reason for this is because VR headsets like Gear VR require diopters so that the screen can be in focus while being very close to your eyes. And those diopters magnify the screen. Qhd, 4k even 8k are simply not high enough resolution once magnified. Before making silly comments, go to Best Buy, and ask to try their Gear VR demo unit. After your headache wears off you can post a comment in support of higher resolutions.

posted on 10 Jul 2015, 11:11 1

59. marorun (Posts: 3605; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


4K even 8K are simply not high enough ( really you tryed it ? becase i tryed the gear VR and with twice the pixel its would be more than enuf )

As you said.. before talking test it at those resolution ( because ofcourse they will sell you those resolution and make maximum profit year after year ... they wont jump to11k directly even i they could )

posted on 11 Jul 2015, 05:10

85. hound.master (Posts: 1044; Member since: 27 Feb 2015)


Sry i don't use my phone for VR and also the cost that comes with these screens simply doesn't worth it if you want a VR gear get a real one then.
And also the headache of VR should not be related to screens resolution it might hurt the eye like the 3D tvs.

posted on 23 Jul 2015, 12:52

92. james2841 (Posts: 167; Member since: 10 Dec 2014)


It is because real life does not have any visible "pixels". And sammy wants to make it impossible to tell the difference between real life and the digitally composed world.

posted on 10 Jul 2015, 11:08

57. marorun (Posts: 3605; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


16k resolution needed for realistic VR = nice way to lie about it and make sure they be able to make many version of the occulus with higher resolution every year and justify it.

Dont be an idiot who beleive all they see.

Other major VR player said thats to give similar quality you only need twice the resolution of a not VR enabled screen.

So to get same as 1080p you ned 2K
Same as 2K you need 4K ect.

Do you really need more than 1080p on a smartphone screen? or even more than 2k? nope you dont.

posted on 10 Jul 2015, 11:58 3

66. DBounce (Posts: 149; Member since: 26 Apr 2014)


I didn't say it... Oculus said it. I guess you know more about VR than Oculus? Get off your high horse.

http://vrfocus.com/archives/13220/abrash-vr-needs-hit-16k-match-retinal-resolution/

posted on 10 Jul 2015, 17:26 2

74. JumpinJackROMFlash (Posts: 450; Member since: 10 Dec 2014)


Dude, you're completely lost... 1080p is the same as 2k, so according to you you'd need 4k for a 1080p experience. However, I totally don't think you have any credibility as a source of resolution.

posted on 12 Jul 2015, 07:29

89. LetThereBeLight (Posts: 80; Member since: 20 Nov 2014)


Dbounce, First of all you are right, thank God there are people here can thing in big...

Second, they develop whatever they can one day we users will be very very grateful for them, for the pioneers.

posted on 10 Jul 2015, 06:32 1

9. xtroid2k (Posts: 521; Member since: 11 Jan 2010)


Samsung needs to lay off the glass. 11k screen, holy crap if your board trying working on areas of weakness. Like the battery. 11k screen res. more like 11 minutes of battery lol

posted on 10 Jul 2015, 06:32 4

10. yoosufmuneer (Posts: 1498; Member since: 14 Feb 2015)


My laptop even isn't 1080p lol

posted on 10 Jul 2015, 06:35 1

11. hound.master (Posts: 1044; Member since: 27 Feb 2015)


Yeah great now or hawks can see the screens better and we can't even see the difference between screen with a magnifier.
Just who the hell wants 2250ppi the most useless and stupid innovation of the year.

posted on 10 Jul 2015, 13:23 1

68. medicci37 (Posts: 1278; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


Did you actually read the article? The higher resolution is for a 3d effect. Although Idk how long the battery would last

posted on 10 Jul 2015, 18:24

76. jroc74 (Posts: 6006; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Innovation is stupid because I dont want or need it!

Sounds logical to me.

There are more things out there than just phones. You do know this might be on TV's probably before phones.

posted on 10 Jul 2015, 06:37 2

12. Ordinary (Posts: 2318; Member since: 23 Apr 2015)


In 2011 we had 480p (Galaxy S2) and in 2015 we have 1440p (Galaxy S6) 4 years difference. So if in 2015 we have QHD in 2019 we should have 4k by a math solution. But technology is going much faster than previous years but even then I doubt that we will have 11k on smartphones by 2019 IMO.

posted on 10 Jul 2015, 06:42 1

17. DeusExCellula (Posts: 1115; Member since: 05 Oct 2014)


wtf samsung..............

posted on 10 Jul 2015, 06:50

18. Djz89 (Posts: 310; Member since: 25 Aug 2014)


Good to see Samsung, you are using you money right! But i will not be happy until its 5000 ppi. Come on Samsung you can do it!!!

posted on 10 Jul 2015, 11:12 1

60. marorun (Posts: 3605; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


50000 PPI why not

5000000000000 PPI Why not.

You guys do know the human eyes as its limit right?
We are not microscope.

posted on 10 Jul 2015, 07:02 11

24. GoBears (Posts: 449; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


Stop the whining! Like it or not, this is how technology advances. 10 years ago 128GB microSD cards would have seemed impossible and absurd, but look how awesome they are. At least they are pushing the envelope.

posted on 10 Jul 2015, 07:32 2

28. hound.master (Posts: 1044; Member since: 27 Feb 2015)


They are pushing but not in the right direction more memory means more place to store data but what's the use of this display?

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