Not satisfied with that puny mobile display that does not match your brand new 4K UHD TV? Still seeing visible pixels on a 2560 x 1440 mobile display? Well, worry not as the age of 4K mobile displays are upon us!
Sharp, one of Japan’s leading companies in display technology, has just unveiled its – and the world’s first – 5.5-inch 4K display for mobile devices. Yup, that’s 3820 x 2160 on a display that’s just 5.5 inches diagonally, which calculates to a whopping 806ppi pixel density.
Even as the debate rages on whether we actually need a 2K display for screen sizes that are orders of magnitude smaller than our living room TVs, Sharp’s latest 4K IZGO display for mobile is slated for mass production in 2016. That means 4K content will now be displayed pixel-for-pixel for optimum viewing experience. But more importantly, these high-resolution displays will provide greater benefits for another breakthrough in consumer technology: virtual reality (VR) content.
This is perhaps why the idea of ever-denser displays don’t seem too far-fetched, nor will they be overkill. Samsung’s leaked display timeline from five months ago already show 4K displays to hit an estimated production date sometime this year. Who knows, LG may even decide to shrink its 8K iMac display tech in the near future?
(Source: Phone Arena)