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[TechRadar] Exclusive: Samsung: 4K phone displays could really help VR
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Exclusive: Samsung: 4K phone displays could really help VR

<img src="http://cdn.mos.techradar.com/art/Wearables/Samsung/Gear%20VR/Gear%20VR%20consumer%20edition%20review/Gear-VR---wearing-VR-4-470-75.jpg" alt="Exclusive: Samsung: 4K phone displays could really help VR"/><p>When Sony launched the <a href="http://www.techradar.com/reviews/phones/mobile-phones/sony-xperia-z5-premium-1303153/review">Xperia Z5 Premium</a> with a 4K display, some wondered if it was simply a marketing gimmick to sell more phones.</p><p>However, Samsung believes that the technology does have a future, and could help improve a key part of its portfolio.</p><p>"I don't think it's a gimmick; eventually 4K screens will become more mainstream," said ," said Kyle Brown, head of technology, content and launch management at Samsung.</p><p>"At the moment, at the screen sizes we've got, there's not enough of a noticeable difference to make it really stand out and be worth that extra cost to user."</p><p>Even current smartphones displays are considered by many to be too high-res, with not a lot of content out there which can make use of the QHD (roughly 2K) resolutions on offer.</p><h3>Alternate reality</h3><p>But there could be a different angle to why packing so many pixels into a screen would help – we asked Brown if 4K displays would be of benefit to virtual reality headsets, which is an area Samsung is pushing into hard with its Gear VR products:</p><p>"Yes it would do, as the size of the pixels would be less and you wouldn't see them on the screen as closely, so it would be a benefit for VR," he confirmed.</p><p>So does that mean that someone like Samsung is looking at such technology?</p><p><strong>"</strong>Yes. Once we believe it's the right time to move [to 4K displays], the same as the decision on USB Type-C for example, and we think it's the right point we can mass produce a 4K screen that will be enough of a consumer benefit to make it worthwhile."</p><ul><li>There's no 4K screen on the <a href="http://www.techradar.com/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/samsung-galaxy-s7-what-we-want-to-see-1293401">Samsung Galaxy S7</a></li></ul><br clear='all'/><br/><br/><a href="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/247393192725/u/49/f/9809/c/669/s/4dee6f4b/sc/15/rc/1/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/247393192725/u/49/f/9809/c/669/s/4dee6f4b/sc/15/rc/1/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><br/><a href="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/247393192725/u/49/f/9809/c/669/s/4dee6f4b/sc/15/rc/2/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/247393192725/u/49/f/9809/c/669/s/4dee6f4b/sc/15/rc/2/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><br/><a href="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/247393192725/u/49/f/9809/c/669/s/4dee6f4b/sc/15/rc/3/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/247393192725/u/49/f/9809/c/669/s/4dee6f4b/sc/15/rc/3/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><br/><a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/247393192725/u/49/f/9809/c/669/s/4dee6f4b/sc/15/a2.htm"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/247393192725/u/49/f/9809/c/669/s/4dee6f4b/sc/15/a2.img" border="0"/></a><img width="1" height="1" src="http://pi.feedsportal.com/r/247393192725/u/49/f/9809/c/669/s/4dee6f4b/sc/15/a2t.img" border="0"/><img width='1' height='1' src='http://rss.feedsportal.com/c/669/f/9809/s/4dee6f4b/sc/15/mf.gif' border='0'/><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/techradar/allnews/~4/h9jmTFi9RkA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

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