Next Samsung Galaxy Smartphone Could Support 4K For VR


The next Samsung Galaxy smartphone could rock a 4K UHD display specifically designed for virtual reality.

A report from UploadVR says that Samsung quietly showcased its new 4K resolution 5.5-inch screen built for VR during the Display Week conference in San Francisco this week.

This high definition display for VR features a 3,840 x 2,160 resolution with 806 ppi. As a point of comparison, the South Korea-based company's recent flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, boast a resolution of 2,560 x 1,440. Meanwhile, the company's 4K UHD display for VR has the same pixel density and resolution as the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium that was unveiled 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 said to have a 97 percent color gamut.

A Prototype

Citing the company's representative, the report says this new screen is being demonstrated as a prototype. The company has yet to confirm how long this display stays in the prototype stage.

What Rumors Are Saying

A rumor is making rounds on the Internet saying that the forthcoming Galaxy Note 6 will be fitted with a 4K screen. It is worth mentioning, 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 crammed into the next Galaxy smartphone that will be compatible with Google's Daydream VR, which the company launched during the I/O developer conference a few days ago. This Daydream VR-ready phone could come out before this year ends.

Speculation is also rife that the Galaxy S8 could have this 4K display. Only time will tell.

Other Displays Showed Off

The 4K smartphone display is not the only screen the company showed during the event.

It likewise introduced the Bio Blue screen, which is built to make users’ eyes less strained. On top of that, Samsung also displayed its so-called lightfield display. This one enables viewers to check out various levels of image depth.

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