Breakthrough in display technology will allow for sharper images with three times greater pixel density

Breakthrough in display technology will allow for sharper images with three times greater pixel density
Display technology is far from reaching its final frontier. A new development by researchers at the University of Central Florida could allow for greater screen resolution than we have now on our TVs, smartphones, tablets, and wearables. As you may know, screens comprise many thousands of pixels, each showing a different color to form images. Every pixel contains three subpixels, one for the three primary colors, which are red, green, and blue. 

The technological breakthrough employs subpixel color tuning, changing the color of individual subpixels by setting different voltages. Thus, a single subpixel can be adjusted across the color gamut, opening up interesting possibilities. By eliminating the three static subpixels, individual pixels can be reduced in size, so more of them can fit in a display panel. This allows for more pixel-dense displays and resolution increases.

The researchers claim the invention will have "major repercussions" over all kinds of displays, especially ones oriented towards virtual reality headsets, designed to be viewed in extreme proximity to the eye. They have to be very pixel-dense in order to provide sharp, clear images devoid of defects. We can certainly see the technology's potential towards getting VR headsets where we ultimately expect them to be – near indistinguishable from reality.

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16 Comments

1. chbanks512

Posts: 78; Member since: Mar 07, 2017

Purchased by Samsung in 3...2...1.....

3. tedkord

Posts: 17417; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Patented by Apple in 3...2...1.....

12. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Stolen by China in 3...2...1...

4. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

Stupid article. We all know the end of the story. In 10 years this will still not be on the market.

2. mikehunta727 unregistered

326 enuf ppi

7. parasshah100

Posts: 70; Member since: Jan 01, 2016

I wonder why only 326? Oh yeah because ifruit decides the limits of technology.

13. mikehunta727 unregistered

Lmaoo I was being purely sarcastic

5. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Cool.... Now do something about battery life.

6. seanwhat

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

unnecessary

8. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

When this gets on flagship Smartphones, the base iPhone would finally jump from 720p to 1080p...

9. kiko007

Posts: 7518; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Fine by me, I'm more interested in battery life than pixels I can't see. I honestly can't tell the difference between 1440P and 1080P... let alone 1440P and 4k. This resolution thing has officially reached it's "diminishing returns" stage.

10. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

"Fine by me, I'm more interested in battery life than pixels I can't see" Funny 'cause you're still getting the worst battery life with the iPhone even with that mediocre display on a "flagship device: https://youtu.be/h288yfeaivw https://youtu.be/yMC_zo_Ge3w "I honestly can't tell the difference between 1440P and 1080P... let alone 1440P and 4k." There's no iVR yet, when apple "invents" that, you'll be able to easily tell the difference.

15. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Evrn with 750p, th3 iaphone still has rappy batterylife. I get 1.8 days wuth a 1430p display, and my iPhonw +, wont even last a work day without charging.

11. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Central Florida University? Do you mean UCF, University of Central Florida? Sheesh, you guys must be from another country.

14. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1579; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

We already have displays so dense it's difficult to see the pixels several inches away. Are we aiming for 8k phones with this? Lol

16. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

And here, Comcast/xfinity still charge an extra $10 per month for 1080p

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