Samsung is reported to be developing a prototype smartphone with an astounding 11k display. According to a report from Electronic Times, Samsung expects the prototype to be introduced to the market by 2018, during the Winter Olympic at Pyeongchang.
Samsung pooled the majority of their resources into this project codenamed “EnDK”, by teaming up with 13 companies, both foreign and domestic.
What’s unique about this project is that the South Korean Government are the one who played an important role on the development process. They have invested 26.5 million dollars over the course of five years, to ensure this prototype plan become a reality.
If Samsung successfully created a 11k mobile display, it will have a pixel density of 2.250 ppi, four times higher than Quad-HD, the current best mobile display on the market. This means, the screen will have the capability to simulate a 3D effect on its display.
Chu Hye Yong had this to say regarding this project:
We are hoping that we are able to show such technologies at Pyeongchang Olympics if there is a progress in developing technologies. Although some might think that 11K as ‘over specification’ that consumers do not need, this can work as a basis for Korean display industry [to] take another leap if related materials and parts improve through this.