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.