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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