Samsung shows off 5.5-inch 4K AMOLED panel prototype for VR

Samsung shows off 5.5-inch 4K AMOLED panel prototype for VR
Samsung shows off 5.5-inch 4K AMOLED panel prototype for VR
The manufacturer revealed at Display Week in San Francisco a prototype AMOLED panel that promises ideal colors and reduced soreness in the eyes for virtual reality applications.

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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Alexander Fagot/ Allen Ngo, 2016-06- 1 (Update: 2016-06-17)
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After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.