Think the 2560x1440 resolution displays that we’ve seen on some recent smartphones are cool? You haven’t seen anything yet.
Samsung Display is prepping an 11K (!) mobile display, which would work out to be 2250 pixels per inch. To compare, current high-res smartphone displays like those on the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy Note 4 are somewhere in the neighborhood of 500 pixels per inch.
So why create such a high-res display? Samsung wants to use 11K screens to implement a 3D effect, which it says would be the result of cramming so many pixels into a mobile display.
Samsung’s 11K display efforts are part of a project called EnDK that includes several other companies. The South Korean government plans to invest $26.5 million to the EnDK program over the next five years.
Unsurprisingly, this super high-res display is a ways off. The hope is that prototypes can be shown off in 2018 at the earliest. That’s kind of a bummer for the spec hounds out there, but considering how the smartphone spec race always seems to be going on, I’m sure that we’ll see some pretty high-res displays in the next year or two that’ll keep us happy until these 11K screens are shown.