Samsung to debut 3200x1800, 298 PPI 13.3" LCD panel (and more)By Rick Burgess 10 comments
Samsung is set this week to pull the curtain on two LCD panels which boast pixel densities greater than those found on Apple's Retina Macbook Pro and even Google's Pixel Chromebook. Also expected to be unveiled at Display Week is an 85-inch 4K Ultra HD LCD TV panel and a 5-inch 1920x1080 AMOLED display for mobile phones.
Geared for tablets and laptops, Samsung's 10.1-inch WQXGA and 13.3-inch WQXGA+ panels will feature awe-inspiring resolutions (and pixel densities) of 2560x1600 (298 PPI) and 3200x1800 (278 PPI), respectively. By comparison, the Retina display found on Apple's 13-inch Macbook Pro carries a PPI of just 227 while Google's Pixel weighs in at 239 PPI. Despite their massive arrays of pixels though, Samsung claims its LED BLU and improved driver circuit technologies allow these high-PPI panels to draw 30 percent less power than current screens.
Next up, Samsung's 5-inch AMOLED display features the gadget-maker's proprietary Diamond Pixel technology – a design which packs a higher ratio of green pixels to blue and red. The company says "the human retina reacts more to green than other colors," prompting the development of its Diamond Pixel tech. This feature was first spotted on the Galaxy S4.
Meanwhile, Samsung will alaso be touting its "local-dimming" feature which is expected to provide its 85-inch 4K UHD panel with reduced power consumption, deeper blacks and better contrast.
Samsung's announcement follows news from Sharp regarding its own upcoming family of high-pixel-density display panels. Sharp's newest IZGO LCDs will arrive in 11.6-inch, 14-inch and 15.6-inch flavors with the smallest boasting a resolution of 2560x1440 (253 PPI). Sharp's two larger panels will tout an even higher resolution of 2560x1440, making its 14-inch and 15.6-inch offerings 262 PPI and 235 PPI, respectively.