Pixelworks discusses viability of 4K mobile displays at DisplaySearch Emerging Display Technologies Conference Aug 5, 2014

Mobile devices are an integral part of our daily lives. Today more than 75% of the tablet users, and more than 50% of the smartphone users watch video on their mobile device. Improvements in display technology have enabled high resolution 4K displays with richer colors and 4 times more pixels than full HD. Video display processing is a given when it comes to 4K TVs to ensure a complete cinematic experience. With high resolution displays, video artifacts become more noticeable and destroy the “realism effect” advantage of having more pixels. Todays’ mobile devices lack basic video display processing to resolve fundamental issues such as judder and motion blur. Without addressing these issues first, do higher resolutions really offer consumers a better experience? Pixelworks will explore the value statement of high resolution panels for mobile systems, why fixing basic video artifacts can optimize the investment in a higher resolution panel and how it can help mitigate the burden on limited system resources these panels cause.

High Resolution Displays and Moving Images

Is higher resolution needed to convey true realism in video displays?
This white paper analyzes how moving images are perceived by the viewer and why motion images require a higher resolution than static images to ensure artifacts caused by display’s pixelated nature don’t impair the realism effect.