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

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.


source: ETNews

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92 Comments

1. nh1402

Posts: 138; Member since: Oct 30, 2013

YES I always wanted 10 second battery life phone.

7. Nexus4lifes

Posts: 294; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

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

16. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

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

19. Nexus4lifes

Posts: 294; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

They already did :)

21. Jason2k13

Posts: 1462; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

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

51. keithtae

Posts: 564; Member since: Mar 25, 2015

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

84. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 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....

87. sgodsell

Posts: 7382; Member since: Mar 16, 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.

27. RajRicardo

Posts: 496; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

RIP Humor. :(

53. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 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.

13. kabiluddin

Posts: 276; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

LMAO.

20. Ghost04

Posts: 521; Member since: May 03, 2014

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

32. Legnaldo

Posts: 63; Member since: Oct 17, 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!

54. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 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.

46. waddup121 unregistered

Samsung CHILL

75. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 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.

81. Furbal unregistered

Samsung R&D pretty much drives the entire mobile industry. Processors, memory, screens, batteries. Qualcomm and their radios would be next.

67. mmmanuuu

Posts: 403; Member since: Nov 05, 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.

2. kevin91202

Posts: 642; Member since: Jun 08, 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

3. FluffyBled unregistered

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

35. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 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...

50. FluffyBled unregistered

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!

71. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

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

90. FluffyBled unregistered

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

4. FluffyBled unregistered

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

40. bambamboogy02

Posts: 838; Member since: Jun 23, 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.

5. Sidewinder

Posts: 515; Member since: Jan 15, 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

6. mistercarter

Posts: 360; Member since: Sep 01, 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?

15. ph00ny

Posts: 2033; Member since: May 26, 2011

Higher quality VR

23. chenski

Posts: 770; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

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