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 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...
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96 Comments

67. iApologistArePunks

Posts: 4; Member since: Feb 27, 2016

Everyone else is moving forward, what's Apple doing? Being stagnant again. I see their stock plummeting again later on this year when they launch the iPhone 7. Samsung, lg and Sony will all have 4K displays while Apple will still have 326 and 401ppi. Bunch of pompous imbeciles at Apple who think they know what's best for you, news flash, the majority of smartphone buyers want new technology Apple!

72. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

hrm, no mention of framerate they can push, nor if they've been able to work around the amoled's black issue.

75. darkkjedii

Posts: 30977; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Make sure to have a next generation battery to push it. Looks gorgeous.

80. siddharthayadav202

Posts: 286; Member since: Apr 23, 2016

I think they should try and keep it at 90 Hz and make a standalone VR as per leaks. Maybe use it in next version of oculus rift as well.

81. 47AlphaTango

Posts: 719; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

Where's the actual demo wherein the screen is mounted on a VR headset? Surely it's crispy clear from the normal display. But what happens to the display when it's mounted on the Samsung VR headset? The first time I used it were too blurry. And had made me nauseous. Also, did everyone forget the fact that there are only about less than 100 VR apps? From which all of them are yet to be improved?

83. chebner

Posts: 249; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Why don't they make a dedicated VR device with their 4k display and leave phones at QHD, or better yet, 1080p? They way the small percentage of users that actually care about VR would be happy, and the rest of us phone users can have decent battery life?
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