Samsung Electronics in collaboration with Stanford University has announced to develop the industry-leading OLED displays comprising 10,000 pixels per inch.
These OLED displays with high-density pixels promise virtually flawless images. It implies that these displays don’t produce screen door effects or even the individual pixels. The OLED displays crop up as a boon to virtual reality and augmented reality and could result in VR headset advancements. The fact that OLED displays are 10,000 PPI and use white OLED “film” (also known as filters) to emit light on two layers, make the displays brighter. These incredible displays also assure better color accuracy than the existing versions.
Currently, the highest pixel densities of smartphone displays are usually around 400-500ppi. In comparison, the 10000ppi display would imaginably produce a distinct experience altogether.
The research was conducted by expanding for electrodes on the existing designs of ultra-thin solar panels. The new OLED tech uses films to emit white light between reflective layers, one silver, and the second, an optical metasurface, made of reflective metal with nano-sized corrugations. This metasurface, as the research suggests, can manipulate the reflective properties of light. It allows different colors to resonate in the pixels.
The market, at present, offers 2 types of OLED displays that are commercially available, the first being the red-green-blue OLED, which has individual sub-pixels that contain only one color of the emitter. These can only be produced on a small scale and are used for smartphones. Whereas the second type is the White OLED displays, that are used by larger devices like TVs.
The new OLED displays with higher pixels aim to bring up an alternative to these two types of OLED displays. Miniature proof-of-concept pixels are already being developed by Researchers in lab tests. The result of the research showed that the new displays when compared with the color-filtered white-OLEDs, have pixels with higher color purity. This effect induced a two-fold increase in luminescence efficiency that helps measure how bright the screen is, compared to how much energy it uses. This also allows for an ultra-high pixel density of 10,000ppi.
The overall proposed model appears too high-tech to be real. But, Samsung is already working on a “full-size” display using the 10,000PPI tech, and the design of the corrugations make large-scale manufacturing viable.
So, we expect these OLED displays soon in some Samsung products, just need to have the patience to receive the same!
You see, truly seamless VR could be a thing.