Samsung shows off 5.5-inch 4K AMOLED panel prototype for VR
According to Samsung, the panel is an early prototype that will not make it onto smartphones anytime soon. Thus, any rumors of this 5.5-inch 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) panel appearing on the next Galaxy Note smartphone are automatically put to rest. The panel is instead intended for VR applications with its dense 806 PPI, 350 nit brightness, and high sRGB coverage of 97 percent.
Samsung credits the prototype to its new Bio Blue technology, which significantly reduces the number of components necessary in the panel responsible for reproducing Blue light from approximately one-third of the surface (or 32 percent) to just 6 percent. This should apparently reduce strain on the eyes according to the manufacturer, which is currently an issue in VR headsets. Unfortunately, Samsung gave no other details about the panel such as its refresh rate or response times. Samsung's current cooperation with Oculus means that a future Oculus Rift headset sporting the new panel is in the realm of possibility.
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