Samsung is teaming up with upwards of 13 companies, both foreign and domestic, in a collaborative effort to bring a prototype 11k display to mobile devices by 2018. Yes, you read that correctly: 11k. Interestingly enough, the South Korean Government will be playing an instrumental role in the project as it’s earmarking $26.5 million over the course of 5 years to help make this seemingly far out there technology a reality. Work on the initiative began last month, this according to a report from the Korean-based Electronic Times.
With most people still getting accustomed to 4k HDTV sets, putting 11k into perspective is probably a good idea. First off, 11k would result in an insanely high resolution of 2250 pixels per inch. By way of contrast, the incredible Retina Display on the iPhone 6 Plus packs a pixel density of 401. So yeah, we’re effectively talking about what amounts to an incomprehensible number of pixels on a device you can hold in your hand.