During Display Week 2023, Beijing Oriental Electronics (BOE) unveiled the world’s inaugural 16K resolution screen display, setting a groundbreaking standard in the industry.
As shown by @Vincent_Teoh, the 110-inch display boasts an incredible 16K resolution (15360 x 8640) and a conventional 60Hz refresh rate. With a total of 132 million pixels, this screen surpasses the pixel count of standard resolutions like 1080p or 1440p by a significant margin.
Encountering a display with such a remarkable resolution is a groundbreaking occurrence within the industry. However, it’s important to temper expectations as the majority of GPUs available on the market are ill-equipped to handle such a sizable display, resulting in operational challenges. BOE has highlighted several notable features of this display, including:
•Exceedingly high resolution surpassing the capabilities of the human retina.
•Immense amount of display information, providing an unparalleled visual experience.
The display utilizes LCD technology and boasts a contrast ratio of 1200:1, a color coverage of 99% DCI-P3, and a brightness of 400 nits. Notably, according to Vincent’s report, even at close proximity, the large panel exhibits an absence of visible pixels—an extraordinary feat considering the rarity of achieving pixel-free displays of this magnitude.
BOE has established a reputation for pioneering technological advancements and being the first to introduce groundbreaking innovations to the market. While their impressive display technology possesses remarkable capabilities, it may not be a suitable fit for the consumer market due to its high cost and manufacturing complexities.
The release of the panel in the market remains uncertain as no official announcement has been made. Nevertheless, considering BOE’s commitment to competition and innovation, it is plausible that we may witness a product with comparable features entering the market in the near future.
Forget 8K. Here’s the world’s first 110-inch 16K display unveiled by BOE at #Displayweek2023. LCD-based, max 400 nits. The resolution is unreal though, no visible pixels even right up close. pic.twitter.com/kS7Tx0r4ZN
— Vincent Teoh (@Vincent_Teoh) May 23, 2023