Sharp's IGZO display for VR headsets. A lens was placed in front of the left panel to show that dots cannot be seen even when the image is magnified.
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The immersiveness of VR (virtual reality) is often impaired by the visible dots of a display. This is a problem common to existing VR headsets, which magnify the images of display panels by using lenses.

Sharp Corp developed a display that can solve such a problem and exhibited it at Ceatec Japan 2016, which runs from Oct 4 to 7, 2016. It is a super-high-definition IGZO display. The screen size, pixel count and definition of the display are 2.87 inches, 1,920 x 2,160 and 1,008ppi, respectively.

Because two (right and left) displays are used for a VR headset, it becomes possible to realize a resolution of 4k (3,840 x 2,160 pixels).

At its booth, Sharp showed two newly-developed panels with a lens placed in front of one of the panels to emphasize that dots cannot be seen even when the image is magnified by the lens.