Google VR OLED Display Leaps Current HMDs With 1443 PPI

Joanna Estrada
March 13, 2018

The search engine juggernaut is reportedly gearing up to introduce a super high-resolution display at the forthcoming SID Display Week in May this year.

Clay Bravor, Google's VP for AR/VR had reportedly said past year that the company had "partnered deeply with one of the leading OLED manufacturers in the world to create a VR-capable OLED display with 10x more pixels than any commercially available VR display today,". Apparently, this little display packs some serious heat, featuring a resolution of around 5500 x 3000, listing its pixel density at 1,443 PPI, plus a refresh rate of 120Hz. To put it in perspective, the Virtual Reality panels available in the market today reach roughly around 600 PPI.

"I've seen these in the lab, and it's spectacular".

We don't know who Google worked with on this display, but OLED-Info points out that both Samsung Display and LG Display have been working on OLED VR-ready displays lately.

If rumors are to be believed, it looks like Google, in partnership with Sharp, will soon be pushing VR into a brand new realm of vivid picture clarity. Though we don't have many details at the moment, it seems that Google is getting ready to demo a new VR display sporting some very impressive specifications. However, putting up such display in a VR headset will come with an unprecedented amount of power usage.

It's possible Google might talk more about it at its upcoming annual developer conference, Google I/O.

A member of the media tries out the Google Daydream View VR headset.

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