A smartphone with a 11k screen? Samsung's on it

Ever wondered if you could make a picture taken from your phone as your bedroom wallpaper? 

I guess your answer will be a resounding no. Smartphone cameras are nice things, but they are no DSLRs nor are they pet puppies of Nat Geo nerds. But if you can ever say yes to that question, that would be three years from now.

Samsung is reportedly working on a new smartphone display that will boast an unthinkable 11k resolution. Don't think that's ever possible? Well, the South Korean government does.

The government has pumped in an enormous $26 million towards development of the new display which Samsung is working on producing in time for the Winter Olympics in 2018. Over a dozen companies are involved in the project.

Once it is born, the display will feature 2250 pixels per inch, which will be gigantic compared to 577 ppi in the existing Galaxy S6. A leap of technology indeed.

A Samsung rep 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 (to) take another leap if related materials and parts improve through this."

While it'll be good for the industry, especially for the larger screen one where Samsung is also a leader, we'll leave it to you to decide if you will ever pay more for a phone just because it has a 11k screen.

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