Samsung shows off its next-generation smartphone display: 5.5-inch, VR ready with 806ppi pixel density



During last week's Display Week festivities in San Francisco, Samsung showed off its next generation smartphone display. The 5.5-inch screen is "VR ready" and features a resolution of 2160 x 3840. That works out to a pixel density of 806ppi, which is 44.7% higher than the pixel density found on today's displays. Those who had a look at the screen commented on how bright and clear it looked, but noted that it ran at a slow frame rate indicating that more work needs to be done before the screen is released.

Don't expect to see the display employed on the Samsung Galaxy Note 6 (or Galaxy Note 7 according to one rumor). Most likely, you'll be seeing them on the Samsung Galaxy S8. First of all, the 5.5-inch screen is .3-inches smaller than the expected 5.8-inches for this year's Note. It also should be pointed out that the screen was listed as a prototype at Display Week.

Also on display (so to speak) was Sammy's Lightfield screen which gives viewers a sense of depth while viewing their phone or tablet. And a technology for Samsung screens called "Bio Blue" reduces the amount of blue light on an AMOLED screen from 32% to 6%. This should result in less eye strain allowing users to view their devices for longer periods of time. This is similar to Apple's Night Shift feature which came with iOS 9.3.


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96 Comments

1. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Meanwhile, iSheep are still proud of that "stunning" 326ppi retina thingy and bahing "VR is a gimmick" until herd master apple invents it...

6. submar

Posts: 713; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

They'll praise their lord when retina thingy raise to 327ppi.

8. Unordinary unregistered

Idk what you're talking about. Love my 5k Apple screen.

11. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Do you consider yourself an iSheep? Don't confuse apple user for iSheep, I've been an over half a decade apple user myself and that would be self-insulting.

12. catze86

Posts: 731; Member since: Dec 07, 2015

Hahahaha.....

13. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

praise the lord for that 218ppi screen..

16. sgodsell

Posts: 7425; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Unordinary why would you even bring up a 5k, 4k, or even an 8k display on a large device like a Mac, TV, or other computer? This is a smartphone display. It's like trying to compare Apples and Oranges.

33. DRS1977

Posts: 679; Member since: May 27, 2015

That 218 ppi is still garbage on your 5k Apple.

39. jasrockett

Posts: 126; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Unordinary, is that the one they anounced after Dell anounced their 5K monitor

50. ph00ny

Posts: 2051; Member since: May 26, 2011

which is typically provided by LG or Samsung

35. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Meanwhile, obsessed Fandroids continue to talk about nothing but Apple, even in Samsung articles...

37. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Really? You think Alan is a an obsessed fandroid? 'Cause he's the one that brought apple into the topic as usual, crediting competitor features to your divine apple, even though evidence on iPhonearena shows it's a feature they copied...you and I clearly have different definitions of the term "fandroid".

49. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Deflect all you like for your little herd of green-thumb sheep, it's an article about upcoming Samsung tech, 806ppi screen, VR, lightfield and Bio Blue yet you couldn't wait to talk about Apple. What a sad little life it must be for the many Fandroids who allegedly hate Apple but obsess over them constantly.

54. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Look who's talking deflecting, the asinine numbskull couldn't deal with the facts of the original post that just keep getting proven by tech history, so, instead of giving counter argument, it went off in a tangent turning it into a meh name calling...typical iHypocrite...remain ignoramus and in denial all you want as you wait for your divine apple to invent this, it's all part of the iSheep cycle: https://db.tt/TyrcOUlG

70. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

What a weird little world you live in. Good point about name-calling, I can see you're against that... I didn't mention anything about Apple, I think the advancements Samsung are making are good for everyone but you come across as mildly retarded on the matter.

85. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

iSheep will always find anything criticizing their divine apple or cult "retarded", no matter how true it is. Such a bliss your life of iGnorance must be...

77. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Just like isheep do when Apple is coming out with something new and isheep has to talk bad about Samsung /android.

78. darkkjedii

Posts: 31274; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Good post jimrod. Nice way to differentiate android users from fandroids.

38. jasrockett

Posts: 126; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Herd master Love it

53. stanislav

Posts: 136; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

VR is sending you directly to ophthalmologist

60. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Possibly true during elongated uses, as you could potentially develop the following symptoms: http://www.cos-sco.ca/vision-health-information/when-should-you-see-an-ophthalmologist/ However, I think that's part of what this Samsung hardware-based tech is trying to solve in the display. Only time will tell how effective their solution is.

56. yyzamin

Posts: 382; Member since: Aug 26, 2015

Who wants to use their phone for VR? Its like using a nexus player instead of an xbox.

58. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

There we have it, a prime example of typical denial until apple invents it or "does it right"...

61. yyzamin

Posts: 382; Member since: Aug 26, 2015

??? When did I mention Apple? VR from a mobile phone of ANY kind (including iPhones) seems like a gimmick to anyone who takes it somewhat seriously.

62. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

There it is again, now calling it a "gimmick"/"not serious"...just like was said about widgets and multiple other features until "done right" by apple. FYI, the complaints of VR on the Gear VR reviews was pixelation, this is fixing that complaint, and Daydream platform will be fixing the software/interaction experience...

63. yyzamin

Posts: 382; Member since: Aug 26, 2015

Sorry I annoyed you. I understand when you hear gimmick you instantly think I'm talking about Samsung but I'm not. I'll rephrase that for you... It's not a gimmick it's Low End. VR from any mobile device is Low End.

68. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

True it won't match something like the Oculus Rift in it's current state, as multiple reviews have pointed out. However, just like Smartphones in the early blackberry age were for low end computing tasks, the technology is evolving to the point where you'd be able to gain similar experience from your Smartphone to match or even exceed today's VR tech. By the time it gets there, the Oculus Rift will be on another whole new level of performance like Desktops, but mobile VR will be decent for most of the VR experience by then, as you don't need high performance for most: - 360 video from YouTube/Live Streams/Concerts - Theatre-mode videos - Photo albums - Street/ view/World tour - Gaming Gaming will always be low-end compared to Oculus (unless game streaming from a PC comes to a Daydream app), but it's not the only use.

69. yyzamin

Posts: 382; Member since: Aug 26, 2015

It's funny that I had to be very specific so that you actually post a comment unrelated to iPhones. Anyways I agree with what your saying. That being said, there's nothing wrong with Apple and if they start investing in VR it can only be a good thing. The more players, the more competition. The more competition, the faster the technology will grow. Competition is a good thing for all consumers and there's no need to bash anything and everything Apple. Remember it's the company that is solely responsible for Google purchasing Android :)

87. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

You didn't need to be very specific, you just had to say something that made rational sense instead of just coming across as typical denial. Competition is a good thing, but so is calling out the slacking competition instead of just bending over and accepting what they do...if consumers do that, they spoil the manufacturer like apple clearly has become, ignoring what consumers want and putting zero effort in innovating. That's not good for consumers nor the industry.

94. yyzamin

Posts: 382; Member since: Aug 26, 2015

Meh it's one thing to call out "Slacking Competition" and its another to slag off the one player we all know you hate.

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