The race is still on for higher and higher pixel densities for VR headsets. The Japanese, JDI is coming up with an LCD display of 1001 ppi for VR Headsets. Toshiba, Hitachi and Sony together fund JDI. We recently heard that even INT is coming up with an even higher pixel density. This firm that designs displays is making a 2,228 ppi AMOLED. This display aims specifically at VR headsets.
There is very little information about this AMOLED. The press release was also quite tame. This display stands on a glass substrate. There are no specs provided by the company. The only thing mentioned is the AMOLED display and 2,228 PPI pixel density.
VR lenses tend to magnify the lines between pixels. So they are more prominent in VR. A higher pixel density gives a better display. The lines become less apparent. The company also claims that their display improves on the FOV as they can be available in larger sizes. They also say that their glass-based displays are economical.
It is difficult to pin this display among the array of displays available. This is because the company has not given the panel size details yet. It may replace the likes of the HTC Vive or Oculus Rift with a ~ 3-inch panel. It is also possible that it sports a tiny microdisplay similar to the ‘bionic display’ by Varjo. This microdisplay has two displays for each eye. One is a display with a standard resolution and the other is smaller in size but has a higher resolution. It’s design mirrors the fovea of the eye. It is also synced with the help of eye tracking. This improved the visuals in VR.
The Vive and the Rift both have 1080 x 1200 displays. Both sport a PPI of ~456. The best in the market as yet are the HTC Vive Pro and the Samsung Odyssey with ~615 PPI. This shows how the new INT display will fare against the industry leaders. They are promising a PPI which is 260% higher. This is a very high standard.
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