You would think that current Quad HD screens, like the one LG G3 has, are the best the world can come up with? Think again.
Sharp has reportedly started working on a 4K panel of unspecified resolution. As far as we (don’t) know, that could be either 3,840×2,160 or 4,096×2,160 pixels, both of which can be called 4K.
According to GSMdome’s report, the Japanese company is seeing such demand from its Chinese clientele. At this stage, I don’t really understand what those extra pixels would be used for, but I guess that’s just a nature of progress — you don’t have to understand it all in the initial stages.
Sharp will have its 4K display ready at some point in 2016, and by then we expect other vendors to join the race, as well. These would be JDI (the partnership between Sony, Hitachi and Toshiba), Samsung and LG. At that time, we’ll also have much more powerful processors that will be able to cope with all those extra pixels. Good times ahead. 😉