At the Display Week conference in San Francisco, CA this week – Samsung showcased a number of next generations of displays, but it was the VR area that (obviously) caught our eye most.
Hidden inside the LED’S, Smartphones and Monitors , Samsung quietly showcased a “high resolution for VR” 5.5” display boasting a 4K (3840 x 2160) resolution and a 44.7% increase in pixel density ( 806 ppi ). Shown outside of a headset, The High Definition Display itself was pretty gorgeous, bright with excellent contrast and color – however it seemed to be running at a lower frame rate, so it may currently have a less than optimal refresh rate for VR.
Apart from Higher definition displays for VR , Samsung also show cased a technology named as “Bio Blue Display ,” which is aimed at displaying low Blue Light which is potentially harmful for eyes ( 6% of it as compared to the 32% blasted by current AMOLED displays). This could be useful for VR as it can allow user to have longer playtime with less eye strains.
Samsung also showcased an early light-field display with really crisp resolution (Specs not revealed). The display allows you to have a true sense of depth of an image, complete with parallax. You translate the camera the image shifts in line, what you cannot see is how you can focus on different planes of depth naturally – something that light-field displays will bring to the VR ballgame in upcoming years.
Samsung “High Definition Display for VR” Specsinclude
- 5.5” Display
- 3840 x 2160 – 4K
- 806 PPI
- 350 nits brightness
- 97% color gamut