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Samsung hoping 11K smartphone display will make virtual reality even cooler

Samsung is currently working on a smartphone display with an outrageous 11K resolution, according to reports.

The panel would have a pixel density of 2,250ppi, putting current mobile displays to shame.

For comparison, the 5.1-inch Samsung Galaxy S6 has a pixel density of 577ppi, and we’re more than happy with that.

So why does Samsung want to develop something that, at first glance, seems unnecessary?

According to ETNews, an 11K panel would be able to offer 3D visual effects, eliminating the need for special glasses.

There’s also the small matter of virtual reality. Our biggest criticism of the Samsung Gear VR is that inadequate resolution breaks the illusion of immersion.

The headgear uses the Samsung Galaxy Note 4’s otherwise excellent 2,560 x 1,600 (2K) screen, but splits it in two to share between the Gear VR’s lenses.

An 11K display wouldn’t be held back by such a problem.

Samsung is said to be working alongside the South Korean government and 12 other companies, and plans to unveil the panel at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

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Incidentally, the release of Samsung’s next flagship phablet, the Galaxy Note 5, has reportedly been brought forward to August in order to beat the iPhone 6S to market.

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