It seems like the race to cram as many pixels as possible into a display is on again. Samsung is reportedly working together with 12 other companies since the 1st of June to develop an 11K display for smartphones; it is said to boast an incredible pixel density of 2250ppi. Needless to say, this technological advancement will raise more than a few eyebrows for different reasons.
Apparently, it would take at least three years to complete the 11K display. Samsung is planning to showcase the display during the 2018 Winter Olympics which will be taking place in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Chances are, however, it will take much, much longer for such a pixel-dense display to make it into mobile devices.
While this is an impressive feat from a technological perspective, one has to wonder how practical such a display would be. For starters, the power consumption of the display would definitely be high. Other than that, driving such a high resolution display would prove to be an issue. Even a 4K display is still questionable today.
In any case, only time will tell if Samsung will ever implement this display into mobile devices. Hopefully, battery and GPU technology by then will be able to accommodate an 11K display.