A lot of us who keep up with the latest smartphones are bothered that resolution continues to increase.  It gets to a point where our eyes can’t tell a difference, and a drain on battery life for no gain.  Therefore, the news that Samsung is overseeing a project to boost resolution to a ridiculous 11K and 2250 ppi may induce a head shake.

But wait, there’s actually more of a purpose behind it than just to push the screen’s clarity even further.  According to the report via etnews, the goal behind the super-resolution is to be able to implement a 3D-effect.  Samsung Display suggests that increasing the panel’s resolution extremely results in a ‘3D’ optical illusion.

We don’t hear much about 3D in mobiles anymore, so it’s certainly interesting to see it pop up as a major investment.  Maybe this approach to 3D can succeed where others have failed.

This will be a long-term project, 5 years in the making.  It will be a collaborative effort between Samsung and 13 domestic and foreign companies, with 26.5 million dollars of government funding.  They’re predicting to have a prototype that can be shown to the public in 2018.

Since we’re years away from seeing this super-resolution become a reality, hopefully processing power and battery improvements can keep up and be ready for it.  I imagine that the extreme pixel count should also be able to provide more immersive VR with mobiles.

Source: etnews

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