Samsung-4K-UHD-VR-displayIn the past it has been argued about the need for our phones to sport such high-resolution displays. After all at a certain point, our eyes are unable to tell the difference. For example could you really tell the difference between a QHD and a 4K smartphone display? We suppose if you were up close and personal, maybe you could tell the difference.

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This is why while display resolution on our phones stops being so obvious at a certain point, the same cannot be said for virtual reality, where your eyes are literally a couple of inches away from the screen. As if to drive that point home, Samsung has recently shown off a 5.5-inch display that has a 4K resolution.

Before you think that this could be the screen for the next-gen Galaxy Note, it isn’t simply because this display, according to Samsung, is a prototype meant for VR. Not to mention Samsung’s more recent Galaxy Note is of the 5.7-inch variety, and it seems unlikely that Samsung would actually make the phone smaller.

According to Samsung, the 4K resolution in a 5.5-inch frame also means that it has a pixel density of 806ppi. However as noted by the folks at Upload VR, it appeared that refresh rate was a bit low, at least as far as VR is concerned, but then again like Samsung’s reps said, this is only a prototype.

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