BBC News reports that Sony has just unveiled an impressive 16K resolution display in Japan. To put that into perspective, the new display panel contains 16 times as many pixels as a 4K UHD TV. In comparison to a typical 1080p TV, however, it has 64 times as many pixels.

In addition to the outstanding resolution, the screen is also huge, measuring in at 63ft by 17ft. It's being installed at a new research center that has been built for the Japanese cosmetics group Shiseido in the city of Yokohama, and it's so big that it takes up two floors.

In terms of how it's constructed, the display has been created out of several modular panels, since the screens do not incorporate bezels that can be fitted together to create the impression of a true single screen.

In regards to the tech, Sony calls it "Crystal LED," which is the company's brand name for its micro-LED display tech. The company claims that this tech does not require a backlight, but it's much brighter than OLED screens, while still delivering similar deep blacks.

Furthermore, Sony produced 16K footage for Shiseido showing life-size animal wildlife, since little 16K footage exists. Because of its size, it's also worth noting that you can count on it being available in your local electronics store soon. However, Sony is reportedly producing smaller lower-resolution Crystal LED displays for office use, movie theaters, theme parks and more.

Learn more about Sony's forthcoming offerings from its NAB Show 2019 press conference presentation here.

What To Read Next

  • Image on Highsnobiety

    SKIMS' "Kimono" Controversy Helped the Brand Succeed, Says CEO Jens Grede

    Style
  • Image on Highsnobiety

    Flop of the Week: Travis Scott's Cactus Jack x Dior Collab

    Culture
  • Image on Highsnobiety

    Machine Gun Kelly's Pink Moment, Off-White™ x Church's Hole-Y Shoes, Kim's SKKN Lawsuit

    Culture
  • Image on Highsnobiety

    Ahoy! Sailorcore Sets Sail for SS23

    Style
  • Image on Highsnobiety

    Denim Tears & CPFM Are Reclaiming July 4th

    Style
  • Image on Highsnobiety

    Cactus Jack x Dior Is Actually Releasing After All

    Culture
*If you submitted your e-mail address and placed an order, we may use your e-mail address to inform you regularly about similar products without prior explicit consent. You can object to the use of your e-mail address for this purpose at any time without incurring any costs other than the transmission costs according to the basic tariffs. Each newsletter contains an unsubscribe link. Alternatively, you can object to receiving the newsletter at any time by sending an e-mail to info@highsnobiety.com

Web Accessibility Statement

Titelmedia (Highsnobiety), is committed to facilitating and improving the accessibility and usability of its Website, www.highsnobiety.com. Titelmedia strives to ensure that its Website services and content are accessible to persons with disabilities including users of screen reader technology. To accomplish this, Titelmedia has engaged UsableNet Inc, a leading web accessibility consultant to help test, remediate and maintain our Website in-line with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), which also bring the Website into conformance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Disclaimer

Please be aware that our efforts to maintain accessibility and usability are ongoing. While we strive to make the Website as accessible as possible some issues can be encountered by different assistive technology as the range of assistive technology is wide and varied.

Contact Us

If, at any time, you have specific questions or concerns about the accessibility of any particular webpage on this Website, please contact us at accessibility@highsnobiety.com, +49 (0)30 235 908 500. If you do encounter an accessibility issue, please be sure to specify the web page and nature of the issue in your email and/or phone call, and we will make all reasonable efforts to make that page or the information contained therein accessible for you.