What could be more than a Retina Display? Yes to 1001PPI LCD

Perceiving ability of human eye is less than equal to 300ppi from a distance of 1 foot. Efforts of Iphone brought a new concept, the Retina Display, which modernized the vision. New technology is expanding the boundaries for VR headsets display to a range of 1000ppi to 2000ppi and will release the product in May 22 at Display Week, Los Angeles.

Toshiba, Hitachi and Sony, collectively known as Japan Display Inc. (JDI), are bringing an extraordinary change in the history of VR. Their 3.25-inch 1001ppi LCD for VR headsets will revolutionize the world of virtual reality. In March 2019, the commercial shipments of technology will start. Pixelation and screen door effect can’t easily be reduced with high pixel density. The company will make higher resolution designs in future.


“…even more compact-size LCDs and higher magnification lenses are required to decrease the size and weight of HMD devices.” JDI


New display is little smaller than previous 803ppi panel. Frequency of 60Hz is enough of VR headsets but to reduce motion blurriness and flickering effect, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive works on 90Hz. Using a resolution of 2160 × 2432 pixels packed in 3.25 inch screen with a 120Hz refresh rate JDI’s product has a modified latency of 2.2ms. The upcoming low temperature polysilicon TFT LCD has a display of 1001ppi.

Vive and Rift have roughly 456ppi where Samsung Odyssey and HTC Vive Pro, both work at approximately 615ppi. Therefore JDI’s display has 120% higher pixels per inch than Rift & Vive, and 60% more than HTC Vive Pro & Samsung Odyssey.