Sharp has just made the highest pixel density screen in the world that should hit smartphones and VR enabled devices sometime in the next two years. The new 4.1 inch IGZO LCD screen with WQXGA has a mind boggling resolution of 2,560 x 1,600 pixels. That works out to 736ppi which blows away the current reigning champion Samsung with their S5 screen that has 576ppi.
According to Sharp, the new display has the same PPI as that of a 4K display, which means you will likely see a dramatic enhancement in streaming videos and gaming. This could also pave the way for a new breed of VR headsets, which Oculus, Samsung and Sony are betting big on.
This new screen could also be tremendous at making digital magazines, newspapers really shine on the small screen. eBooks too, would also be really solid because you would not be able to even discern pixelation on any of the fonts.
Will any manufacturer dare deliver a smartphone with such a 4.1-inch 2K display? Sharp will reportedly start providing interested firms with sample panels sometime next year, and mass production could be ready to get underway by 2016.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and Verge.