Samsung Display is planning to develop world’s first 11K super-resolution display by working together with industry and education. The 11k display would translate to 2250 pixels per inch. If you’re thinking that this is some kind of joke then no it isn’t. Samsung is apparently very serious about it and is partnering with the South Korean government to develop it. They will invest 26.5 million dollars on the project over a course of 5 years.
Around 13 companies, both domestic as well as international will be involved. The project is known as EnDK and is expected to be up for show as a public prototype at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. A screen that is 5.75″ in size and has an aspect ratio of 16:9 will have a resolution of 11,264 x 6336 pixels which has a pixel density 4 times higher than current Quad-HD smartphones.
As a main company that is overseeing the project, Samsung Display is aiming for a goal that allows 2250 ppi-level 11K display for mobiles to implement 3D-effect. If display panel’s resolution increases extremely, there is an optical illusion where it is same as watching 3D screen. Because 11K is able to show screen colors in detail, it is able to show 3D-effect.Currently 500 ppi-level 2K (2560×1440) display product is being released as one with the best specification in mobile display field. A prototype with 8K resolution came out in large-sized display for TVs field, and most of UHD 4K products are considered as the ones with best resolution.
“We are hoping that we are able to show such technologies at Pyeongchang Olympics if there is a progress in developing technologies. Although some might think that 11K as ‘over specification’ that consumers do not need, this can work as a basis for Korean display industry take another leap if related materials and parts improve through this.” Executive Director Chu stressed the importance of this technology for the future.