Next week’s SID Display Week event in Los Angeles is shaping up to be a big one for VR, with another screen designed specifically for headsets set to show at the event.
Taiwanese group INT Tech is set to showcase its Ultra High Pixel Density (UHPD) display tech during the show. The company, led by display industry veteran David Chu, claims its new AMOLED display packs 2,228 pixels-per-inch (PPI) and could be used to drastically improve the visual clarity of VR headsets in the future.
Current VR consumer VR headsets suffer from the limits of display technology, with visible gaps between pixels creating a ‘screen-door effect’ that can make images blurrier. High pixel density reduces the space in these gaps, making them harder to spot and thus producing a clearer image.
The tech will be shown off during the Poster Session at SID on May 24th. INT’s display apparently has more than double the pixel density of the 1,001PPI display the Sony-backed Japan Display group is set to showcase at SID next week. Google is also going to be at the show, exhibiting ‘reactive displays’ for both VR and AR headsets. The company plans to introduce a 4.30-inch screen with an 18 megapixel resolution. Oculus, meanwhile, is already working on displays with a much wider field of view (FOV).
All-in-all it’s looking like SID Display will be a very important week for VR. The real question is when can we get these displays into our headsets?