Samsung, Stanford together make 10,000ppi OLED display: Here’s what it might be used for
But since this kind of a screen seems unusable on a smartphone screen, the display is said to help boost virtual and augmented reality technologies so users can see more realistic images that are more immersive.
Besides its smartphones, Samsung is also known for its smartphone screens. It has one of the best OLED screens in handsets and even Apple takes help from it for its iPhone screens. However, the South Korean tech firm is taking a step ahead in the display market as it has collaborated with Stanford University to create an OLED screen with resolutions of up to 10,000 pixels per inch (ppi). For reference, the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra roughly has 500ppi.
But since this kind of a screen seems unusable on a smartphone screen, the display is said to help boost virtual and augmented reality technologies so users can see more realistic images that are more immersive. It has been mentioned that the company and the university expanded on existing designs for electrodes of ultra-thin solar panels. Also, the important innovation said here is the base layer of reflective metal with nanoscale corrugations called an optical metasurface.
With more ppi, the OLED screens are said to have better colour accuracy. This is said to be easier to produce and cost-effective as well. Virtual and augmented reality headsets are said to be the devices on which this will be used since they usually have a screen-door effect – showing the lines separating pixels. It has been explained that the metasurface can mirror the reflective properties of light and let different colours reflect in the pixels.
Also, this new tech aims to deliver a couple of alternatives for smartphone screens and TV screens. While the red-green-blue OLED can be used for handsets, the White OLED displays can be used by larger devices such as TVs.