Samsung and Stanford University revealed their plans to develop a display for VR devices. According to the Korean manufacturer, this display will receive a resolution of 10 thousand pixels per inch (ppi).
For example, HTC Vive Pro has 615 ppi.
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The technology uses films to emit white light between reflective layers. One layer is made of silver and the other is made of reflective metal with ultra-thin nano-shirring. This provides a much higher pixel density.
This is similar to how sounds resonate in the bodies of musical instruments, but remain individually distinguishable.
With 10,000 PPI, VR device owners would not see the so-called “screen door” effect, in which the gap between pixels is noticeable. It is not known when the production of such displays will start.