Sharp announces 5.5-inch 4K IGZO display with 806ppi pixel density

Sharp announces 5.5-inch 4K IGZO display with 806ppi pixel densityJapanese manufacturer Sharp has announced a new 5.5 inch IGZO mobile display with a 2160 x 3840 pixels Ultra-HD (4K) resolution. The panel is scheduled for mass production in 2016, and comes with a mind-boggling pixel density of 806 pixels per inch.

Considering we are still in an era where are smartphone batteries are just getting comfortable running 1080p displays, and struggling to keep up with the demand of the 1440p (2K) displays on high-end smartphones, we wish manufacturers would focus on improving the battery technology.

As manufacturers continue to try to one up one another, we may eventually see smartphones go beyond 4K and even reach the 8K (4320 x 7680) resolution mark in the non-too distant future. 8K would mean 16 times the pixel density of 1080p, and equal to the top-end full dome theater projections. While it wouldnt likely make sense to see this technology in smartphones, keep in mind that LG is allegedly making an 8K 27-inch display for Apple, so shrinking it down to phablet-size is a matter of time and technological progress.

source - (translated) | PhoneArena

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