The Chinese screen manufacturer BOE has demonstrated a 110″ panel with 16K resolution. It is the first 16K screen with a refresh rate of 60Hz. It is not clear whether these panels will also be sold.
BOE shows the screen at the Display Week 2023 event, writes Vincent Teoh from the YouTube channel HDTVTest This is an LCD panel with a brightness of up to 400 nits, like many other LCD layer LED panels, it has a contrast ratio of 1200:1 and can display 99 percent of the DCI-P3 color space. In total, the 110-inch 16K screen has 132.7 million pixels, while a 4K screen has 8.3 million. Teoh claims that no pixels can be seen up close.
It is not yet known whether and when monitors with these panels will go into production. BOE itself does not sell screens to consumers, but brands such as Acer, Asus, Dell, HP and LG use the manufacturer’s panels in their products. Most GPUs currently on the market are not yet capable of driving such a screen. The DisplayPort 2.1 standard does support 16K at 60Hz. This standard is already present on AMD’s Radeon RX 7900, although there is still screen compression, so that a maximum of 8K quality can be shown in reality.