The idea of a “Retina Display” was first introduced in the Apple iPhone 4 five years ago. The 3.5-inch display had a resolution of 960 x 640 pixels with an effectively pixel density of 326ppi. It wasn’t long before having a 720p smartphone display was the norm, quick usurped by the 1080p displays that we’ve come to expect today. As we move ahead with 2K and 4K mobile displays, Samsung might be ready to take a quantum leap forward with an 11k display for your next smartphone.

With this new development, Samsung could have a smartphone display with an effective pixel density of 2250 pixels per inch (ppi). By comparison, the remarkably awesome display that you find on the current Galaxy S6 flagship is only 2560 x 1440 pixels with an effective pixel density of 577ppi. What this means is that Samsung’s 11k display will have four times the pixel density you can “see” on today’s top-end flagships.

As an added bonus to having all of these extra pixels, the 11k display will reportedly be able to generate a 3D-like effect. I’m not really sure how that works, so it how you will. Samsung and 13 other companies are developing the technology, backed by a $26.5 million investment from the South Korean government over a period of five years. That doesn’t mean you’ll have to wait until 2020, however, as Samsung is reportedly targeting an unveiling at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang.

Via ETNews

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