World’s highest-resolution OLED on-glass VR display unveiled by Google and LG

Months ago, it was reported that Google and LG would unveil an incredibly high-resolution display designed for augmented and virtual reality headsets. Today, the two tech giants unveiled that very display.

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The world of virtual reality is definitely taking over the world. Imagine VR displays that are so crisp and clear that we can’t tell the difference between our own vision and the reality depicted in our headset. Creepy right?

Months ago, it was reported that Google and LG would unveil an incredibly high-resolution display designed for augmented and virtual reality headsets. Today, the two tech giants unveiled that very display.

As anticipated, the 4.3-inch OLED 18MP display has a resolution of 4,800 x 3,840. The display has a pixel density of 1,443PPI and a 120Hz refresh rate. Google and LG referred to it as the “world’s highest-resolution OLED on-glass display.”

For comparison sake, there’s already one display that’s better than anything on offer, and that’s your own vision. A person with great vision sees in an estimated resolution of 9,600 x 9,000 with a PPI density of 2,183. In other words, this new display from Google and LG is about half as good as our own eyes.

Check out the chart below:

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Don’t be too happy, these headsets aren’t hitting the market anytime soon. According to Google representative, Carlin Verri noted that the companies started this project to push the industry forward. In other words, this is just proof that these displays can be created, and there are no plans to use them in any consumer products yet.

In any case, it would require incredible processing power to make use of two displays with that kind of pixel density in a headset. Not only would you have to be tethered to a PC, but the PC would have to be a ridiculous powerhouse to even begin to process that kind of imagery.

Still, the fact that this can be done is pretty neat. You can read the detailed report from Google and LG on the technology here.

So what do you think about this, should Google and LG make this available for consumers?

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