Just as you think that no more pixels can be crammed into a display Sharp comes along and proves everyone wrong. Sharp are developing an incredible 8K OLED display in the 13.3 inch form factor for notebook PCs. The mind-boggling display offers up a 7680 x 4320 8K resolution with an incredible pixel density of 664 PPI. The advanced prototype display has 500 million pixel transistors and the backplane has c-axis aligned crystalline oxide semiconductor field effect transistors. The display has been created by combining white-light LEDs with three different microcavities used to narrow wavelengths down to RGB colours. The red has apparently suffered due to the technique used offering “only” 84% of the colour gamut set by NTSC standards.
The bad news is that a spokesperson at the event where the display was shown off said it was difficult to say if the new 8K OLED display would ever make it into consumer-grade products, especially not in the near future as we’re already struggling to mainstream 4K due to the high panel costs. 8K displays will almost definitely be the worthy successors to 4K displays but given the relative immaturity of 4K displays it looks like we still have some way to go before they become anything close to mainstream.
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