CEATEC is happening right now in Japan, and will be an ongoing presence in the region for the next few days. It’s another electronics trade show where companies all over the world can showcase their latest and greatest, as well as plenty of prototypes of things they’d love to get out into the market. Sharp managed to make the high-definition market shake a bit, as they successfully demonstrated a 64-inch LCD prototype display, featuring a resolution of 4096 x 2160.
The high resolution of Sharp’s brand new LCD prototype is about four times higher than the current high-definition displays out there, available for purchase. And while there are projectors available that can reach the same resolution as Sharp’s new display, this is the world’s first LCD that has the chops of this level of resolution. The previous record was held by Chi Mei Optoelectronics, based out of Taiwan, which showcased a display last year in Yokohama, Japan, which measured 54-inches, and had a resolution of 3840 x 2160.
According to Sharp’s spokesperson Toshiyuki Matsumara, the company is developing the prototype to keep up with the motion picture industry. As they move from film to digital media, the resolution needed to enjoy this type of entertainment is only going to rise. This is the company’s answer to that.