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EverDisplay has just shown off an incredible new mobile display, a 6-inch 4K display that has a massive pixel density of 734PPI. But what would you need this many pixels on a 6-inch display for?
Well, the company claims that VR applications and 3D imaging would be perfect for this new display. The manufacturer has been working with other technology too, such as round displays for wearables and the automotive industry. But it's not all sunshine and rainbows for a 6-inch 4K mobile display with 734PPI, as there's battery life to worry about, and heat output.
Still, we can see that 4K displays with insane pixel density are right around the corner, just as we prepare for the onslaught of virtual reality headsets from the likes of Oculus and HTC.
Identical in stature but different in features, AOC has showcased its 4K U3277PQU and WQHD Q3277PQU monitors, offering 3840 x 2160 and 2560 x 1440 pixel resolutions respectively.
The 4K U3277PQU monitor brandishes an IPS display, 178-178 degree viewing angles, a 30-bit color range, a 4ms response time, a maximum brightness of 350 cd/m2 and dynamic mega-contrast ratio. With ports on board including HDMI with MHL and DisplayPort 1.2, expect to shell out $800 to get one of your own.
Looking similar, the WQHD Q3277PQU offers an AMVA display panel, identical response times, viewing angles colors and dynamic mega-contrast ratio, but a lower maximum brightness of 300 cd/m2. As for input ports, expect dual-link DVI, DisplayPort 1.2 and HDMI 1.4 with MHL - be prepared to pay $600 for this beauty on release.
Samsung has unveiled the new SE370 series of monitors, with two sizes to choose from: 23.6-inch and 27-inch, both of which can charge your smartphone wirelessly. Both monitors feature Qi charging pads built into their base, which is an excellent feature to see Samsung use.
The new SE370 monitors from Samsung have a native resolution of 1920x1080, use a PLS panel, have a response time of 4ms, DisplayPort and HDMI connectivity, and support for Windows 10. Samsung says that the new SE370 monitors "declutters work areas by doing away with unnecessary cables and ports needed to charge mobile devices".
You can place your Qi compatible smartphone onto the charging area, with it glowing green with its LED, to show you that your smartphone is being charged. Senior Vice President of Samsung's Visual Display Business, Seok-gi Kim explains: "Technology should support, not interfere with, active lifestyles. Our customers increasingly rely on mobile devices to obtain information and interact with others; so by doing away with the clutter on their desks, we are helping them to use their mobile devices in a smarter way".
Set for an introductory price of approximately $450, this 3840 x 2160 pixel resolution AOC U2870VQE 28-inch ultra HD monitor looks like a winner. Also on offer is a non-glare TN-film panel, a 1ms response time and more.
Wrapping up the feature list is a 30-bit color rating, a 300 cd/m2 brightness ceiling and dynamic mega-contract ratio. Input ports include DisplayPort 1.2, mini-DisplayPort 1.2 and HDMI 1.4 with MHL support - no DVI or VGA to be seen.
The monitor stand is a rather basic plastic setup with tilt options, but no height adjustments are on offer.
Complete with a 21:9 aspect ratio, 2560x1080 pixel resolution, a glorious 144 Hz refresh rate, a 4ms response time, a 2000:1 static contrast ratio and a 300 cd/m2 brightness ceiling, BenQ's new XR3501 35" curved display looks like a real winner.
Set for availability in August 2015, there's unfortunately no price announced just yet but you can expect it to hurt the wallet given the features on offer. Also provided is 178/178 degree viewing angles, a large chrome monitor stand, 15 degree vertical tilt and more.
As for input options, expect DisplayPort 1.2, mini-DisplayPort, two HDMI 1.4 ports and and analog audio input to be on offer - no DVI or VGA with this model. There's BenQ's standard game mode display presets too, which should go nicely with the 25" 144 Hz experience.
Samsung has just announced that it has its eyes on developing the world's first 11K super-resolution, where it is collaborating other industries and education. The South Korean government is investing $26.5 million spread out over 5 years.
The new 11K super-resolution would feature an absolutely insane 2250PPI, and when compared to the current high-end 5K resolution and PPI, it looks insane. 5K features a resolution of 5120x2880, with a 218PPI on a 27-inch display. Samsung Display wants to hit the 2250PPI level at 11K, which will reportedly implement a "3D effect". The immense resolution and pixel density will supposedly provide a 3D effect, which would be a huge boon for VR screens, large screen TVs and even cinemas.
Executive Director Chu Hye Yong of Samsung Display's Base Technology Department said: "We are hoping that we are able to show such technologies at Pyeongchang Olympics if there is a progress in developing technologies. Although some might think that 11K as 'over specification' that consumers do not need, this can work as a basis for Korean display industry take another leap if related materials and parts improve through this".
It's not just storage technology and Intel processors making laptops thinner and thinner, but display technology. LG has just announced that its Advanced In-Cell Touch (AIT) screen technology will be getting an increase in size over its mobile counterparts, shifting over to laptops.
LG's AIT technology is already found in smartphones like the LG G4, which substitutes a touch panel layer for a touch sensor, built into the LCD itself. This makes the display up to 25% thinner, and up to 35% lighter than a traditional laptop touchscreen. Not only that, but it will see less light reflection, which LG Display says that it'll make next-gen screens brighter, and clearer.
The South Korean giant plans to usher in multiple sizes, including stylus-compatible models, all in the near future.
Set for a position on the shelves this coming August, AOC has showcased its new 25-inch WQHD monitor to the public. The Q2577PWQ utilizes an IPS LCD panel with LED lighting, said to use a non-PWM method for brightness adjustment, ensuring a flicker-free experience.
Other features include 178 degree viewing angles, a 5ms response time, a 350 cd/m2 brightness ceiling and dynamic mega-contrast ratio. With a maximum power consumption rating of 55W, ports available include DisplayPort, HDMI, DVI, D-Sub and a four port USB hub which includes two USB 3.0 downstream ports (one high current) plus two USB 2.0 options.
The base enables a height, tilt and 90 degree rotation adjustment. Unfortunately there is no current price listed.
There aren't many extravagant FreeSync monitors, but that's all about to change with the new Acer XR341CK, a 34-inch curved ultrawide monitor with support for AMD's FreeSync technology.
The 34-inch curved ultrawide display features a native resolution of 3440x1440, 60Hz refresh rate backed up by AMD's FreeSync technology, an IPS panel, impressive viewing angles, 300 nits of brightness, and a response time of 4ms. Acer promises 100% sRGB for photographers and video producers, but it should be the gamers who are the most interested in this display.
Acer is also including height and tilt adjustment, HDMI 2.0, DisplayPort, miniDisplayPort, a USB 3.0 hub, and 7W speakers with DTS Sound which should have people without desktop speakers happy. Acer is hoping to have the XR341CK on US shelves in late July for $1099. We've reached out to Acer for a review sample, with one hitting our desks late next month, so expect a review from us shortly after.
There were more than 29 million monitors shipped during Q1 2015, a 12 percent drop year-over-year, according to the IDC research group. To make things worse, IDC expects a year-over-year drop of 3.4 percent for the entire market, and it looks like things will only get bleaker for companies trying to get consumers to upgrade.
During Q1, Dell (15.8 percent), Samsung (12.7 percent), HP (11.5 percent), LG (9.7 percent), and Lenovo (9.1 percent) controlled the market. However, Lenovo was the only company in the top five that actually grew when compared to Q1 2014 - with Samsung, HP, and LG all seeing double-digit drops.
"Although there were a few bright spots - Japan experienced a gain of 2.0% over the previous quarter after four consecutive quarters of decline - IDC expects the trend of declining monitor shipments to continue for the near term," said Phuong Hang, director of worldwide trackers at IDC. "Some improvements may come later in the forecast as new product campaigns spark a modest recovery in the consumer segment, aided by contributions from the SMB and SOHO segments."