At the 2015 Display Week conference, Chinese BOE exhibited an extreme 82-inch display with 10K resolution (10240x4320 pixels). The LCD display has 21 times more pixels than a conventional HD displays.
More than 44 million pixels
We usually see these prototype displays from South Korean manufacturers but this first-of-its-kind display is made by Chinese BOE; a panel manufacturer that sell panels for use in TVs, monitors and mobile devices.
The 82-inch LCD display has an ultra-wide 21:9 aspect ratio. You basically take an 8K 16:9 display and make it much wider. That is how you arrive at 10240x4320 pixels (10K) from 7680x4320 pixels (8K). The pixel density of the impressive screen is 135 ppi, making the picture more detailed than the human eye can perceive from a typical TV distance of 3-4 meters.
BOE did not announce plans to start mass production but it is an important “first” for them and the Chinese display industry in general, demonstrating that China can produce cutting-edge display technology.
We are only just getting started with 4K (3840x2160 pixels) but the industry has no intentions of stopping there in the race for more pixels. Of course there are still major roadblocks and it is hard enough to find 4K content today but 10K content nevertheless exists.
- Source: Heise, photo from Heise, Ulrike Kuhlmann