Next Samsung Galaxy Smartphone Could Support 4K For VR Technology

Next Samsung Galaxy Smartphone Could Support 4K For VR Technology

Next Samsung Galaxy Smartphone Could Support 4K For VR Technology

VR is all the buildup in 2016. We have plenty of players on board, and Google has declared Daydream, which is a much better successor to Cardboard. It appears the true VR wars are nearing and you can bet mobile giant Samsung will be an enormous part of this battle. 

Samsung may not be the first on the market with a 4K mobile display, but it seems like the Korean phone maker is readying its own 4K screen in an upcoming phone.

Samsung presented off a new 5.5-inch 4K resolution smartphone designed for VR at the Display Week conference in San Francisco reports UploadVR. The "high resolution for VR" screen has a resolution of 3,840 x 2,160 with an 806 pp.

Samsung's present flagship phones — the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge — only have Quad HD resolution. 
Last year, Sony introduced the Xperia Z5 Premium, the world's first smartphone with a 4K display. It has the same resolution and pixel density as Samsung's special VR display.

While most phone users won't notice the change between quad HD resolution and 4K when poking around the web, it starts making sense when user take the Samsung Gear VR into account. Samsung's mobile VR headset is powered by its phones, so having a 4K display will support make VR content look more representative.

Now, there's a small "screen door" effect when using the Gear VR, as we can see the individual pixels of the display. That's because VR needs the display to be divided into two, one for each eye.

As a point of comparison, the South Korea-based company's recent flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S7, and S7 edge claim a resolution of 2,560 x 1,440. In the meantime, the company's 4K UHD display for VR has the same pixel density and resolution as the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium that was disclosed in 2015.

"Shown outside of a headset, [the] display itself was pretty gorgeous, bright with excellent contrast and color," reads UploadVR. "[H]owever it seemed to be running at a lower frame rate."

This special display is also supposed to have a 97 percent color range.

A rumor is making rounds on the Internet saying that the upcoming Galaxy Note 6 will be built-in with a 4K screen. It is worth declaring, however, that the current model, the Note 5, is equipped with a 5.7-inch screen and that the reported smartphone display for VR measures 5.5 inches.

Another possibility is that this could be packed into the next Galaxy smartphone that will be compatible with Google's Daydream VR, which the company introduced during the I/O developer conference a few days ago. This Daydream VR-ready phone could come out previously this year ends.

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