Samsung working on insanely sharp 11K display with 2250ppi

Future Galaxies will pack a lot more pixels. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Future Galaxies will pack a lot more pixels. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Samsung’s latest Galaxy devices are already leading the rest of the market when it comes to display resolution. But the South Korean company is said to be working on new smartphone panels that go far beyond today’s Quad HD technology.

According to a new report, the “11K” display will boast an astonishing 2,250 pixels-per-inch.

Samsung Display began producing the 11K smartphone panels, along with the help of 13 other companies, on June 1, according to a report from Korean news outlet ETNews. The group are expected to invest $26.5 million in the technology over the next five years.

To put an 11K display into perspective, let’s compare it with Samsung’s latest Quad HD panels. The Galaxy S6, which has a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED screen, offers 577 pixels-per-inch. It’s so sharp that the naked eye cannot see its individual pixels, no matter how close you look at it.

An 11K display would offer more than four times as many pixels as that per inch.

Yes, this would be total overkill for a smartphone, which is why Samsung won’t be using 11K displays in any of its smartphones for a long time. Not only are they completely unnecessary, but it would take a heck of a lot of juice and processing power to drive all those pixels.

That doesn’t mean Samsung won’t ever use an 11K display, of course. If anyone’s famous for using unnecessary specifications just to make a specs sheet look good, it’s Samsung — so we have no doubts that the company will use one at some point.

But don’t hold your breath for 11K smartphone displays anytime soon.