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Samsung demonstrated a new ultra-high resolution display for virtual reality headsets at Display Week 2017. The company said that this display has 3.5x the pixel count of the displays found in powerful virtual reality headsets like the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. In fact, it delivers nearly twice the number of pixels per inch compared to both the Vive and the Rift.

Samsung’s new virtual reality display touts a 2,024 x 2,200 pixel resolution in a 3.5 inch form factor, thus providing an impressive 858 pixels per inch.

That’s twice the 460ppi of the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. Simply put, it has 3.4 times the number of pixels compared to those headsets. The display also has a 90Hz refresh rate and 100 nits brightness.

Samsung demonstrated that this new display side-by-side but the existing 3.5 inch 1,080 x 1,200 pixel resolution displays currently used in the Vive and the Rift.

Both displays were demonstrated inside Gear VR shells and viewers could see a high-resolution image of Where’s Waldo through the lens for comparison.

The company already supplies the displays found in the abovementioned headsets so it’s good news for the virtual reality industry as a whole if the company has developed better display panels for virtual reality.

We can expect to see them make their way into next-generation models of these headsets possibly at some point in the future.

Filed in Gadgets. Read more about Samsung and Virtual Reality (VR).

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