As we sit here in 2015 arguing whether the move to Quad HD displays was warranted versus the still pleasant-looking (and battery-preserving) 1080p, Samsung is already two moves ahead of us with plans for an 11K mobile display by 2018.
Now before you dismiss this as complete lunacy — it is certainly pushing beyond the realm of pixel density that the human eye can appreciate — hear out the rational. The assertion is that at this resolution a near-3D effect becomes possible, naturally without the use of glasses or other trickery. Having seen a number of 8K screens at CES over the years, I can say that I’m inclined to believe that is possible. Samsung isn’t going this alone; it is in a partnership with 13 other companies and even has a substantial investment from the South Korean government for the project.
Of course, all of this leaves open the question of whether such a thing is desirable. Regardless of the possibility of it, 3D in any form hasn’t exactly been a huge triumph on mobile or with TVs. Does an 11K screen on a mobile device sound compelling to you, and if so, how do you see them taking advantage of it?