Samsung is developing a display crammed full of so many pixels that it reportedly produces a 3D effect, without the need for 3D glasses. Samsung showed off its 4k screens at CES in January, pictured above. By Jack Millner For Mailonline
Samsung is developing a display crammed so full of pixels that it produces a 3D effect, without the need for 3D glasses.
The company is already looking to take the next step and surpass its own 'Ultra HD' 4k and even 8k screens and produce an 11k display, according to reports.
The super-sharp screens will be developed first for TVs and will then be scaled down for phones
The electronics giant is partnering with the South Korean government to produce the displays, which will boast 2250 pixels per inch, according to Electronic Times.
When 11k screens are implemented on mobile devices, the pixel density will produce a '3D effect', according to the report.
To put this is context, the iPhone 6 Plus, Apple's current premium handset, features 401 pixels per inch.
It is hoped that the project, dubbed EnDK, will produce a prototype by 2018, and the technology will be ready for smartphone use by 2019.
Last year Samsung released a curved 105 inch television with a price tag of £77,000 ($120,000), so tech enthusiasts with a love of super high definition displays might want to start saving now.
The new screens would boast a staggering 2250 pixels per inch and would be available to consumers in 2018, but some experts say that such huge leaps in display beyond that of the Galaxy S, pictured, won't be noticeable to most users
The Korean government is pumping £17m ($26.5m) into the project over five years, which is a partnership between Samsung and 13 other companies that launched in June.
While the development will be welcomed by some tech enthusiasts, some experts say such increases in pixels will be unnoticeable to the human eye.
'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,' said Executive Director Chu of Samsung Display.
'We are hoping that we are able to show such technologies at Pyeongchang Olympics if there is a progress in developing technologies.'
Creating ever-more detailed displays has now become the battleground for screen manufacturers, after they appear to have got as thin as they can go, with LG showing off a 1mm 'wallpaper' screen design earlier this year.
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