Virtual reality technology (VR) is now growing as evidenced by the increasing number of smart devices that are launched into the market. Not a few vendors and manufacturers who are currently working hard to bring a VR headset with sophisticated design supported by hardware and software that is not less competitive. One of the key to the evolution of the next VR lies in the completeness of the display that is ready to deliver a great experience for the users in enjoying the content. In order to encourage this progress, Google is preparing to introduce the technology in the next few months.
Through the Display Week 2018 trade show that will take place at the end of May 2018 this is the world’s search engine giant will introduce new display technology with extreme density levels. According to the latest information from a catalog published for the exhibition, Google will deliver a presentation that will reveal in detail the various sides of the display technology. The title of the presentation is “An 18 Mpixel 4.3-in. 1443-ppi 120-Hz OLED Display for Wide-Field-of-View High-Acuity Head-Mounted Displays “.
Imagine a screen with a diagonal of only 4.3 inches but has a pixel density up to 1443ppi. From this calculation can be concluded that the screen in question will likely carry a resolution of up to 5,500 x 3,000 pixels. Compare with VR headsets recently announced to the public such as HTC VIVE Pro which is only equipped with a screen that has a resolution of 2.880 x 1.600 pixels. Less than half of it, right?
For display apps installed in VR headsets, panels with such extreme resolution will promise users a much more powerful experience in enjoying the VR effect. Where the boundary between the reality of pixels becomes thinner with reality.
High refresh rates also contribute positively to the quality of the screen worked on by Google. Reportedly, Google’s screen refresh rate has a value of 120Hz. Try to compare with the refresh rate on the screen Oculus Rift and HTC Vive which only operate at 90Hz.
From Display Week 2018’s revealing schedule it can be seen that Google will be presenting a presentation alongside LG Display which of course is a strong indication that this South Korean company will be appointed to produce display panels to be introduced.
Google’s ambition to develop the VR technology is expected to soon be realized once the new display technology announced that it can begin to be produced and marketed in bulk.