first_imgHD displays are pretty much standard across the entire range of screens on the market today. Buy a new TV of any size and it’s going to be capable of displaying 720p, and in a lot of cases, 1080p. Monitors, tablets, and even smartphones are now shipping with HD-capable screens, too. But there’s a new standard coming into view, and it ups the resolution from 1920 x 1080 to 3840 x 2160.The higher resolution was known as 4K until last week when it got officially named Ultra HD. Displays are starting to appear that support it, but typically they are high-end units most of us either can’t afford or wouldn’t be willing to spend to acquire.The introduction of Ultra HD also offers an opportunity for some new world’s first claims, and Japanese manufacturer Ortus Technology is claiming just that by developing the world’s smallest 4K-capable display.At 9.6-inches and sporting a 3840 x 2160 resolution, the Ortus LCD achieves 458ppi, far higher than any display on the market today and certainly well beyond what is classified as Retina Display-level visuals. Viewing angles are limited to 160-degrees both horizontally and vertically, and the display achieves 72% of the NTSC color gamut.Ortus specializes in small and medium-sized LCD and sees 4K displays as a market that is going to grow rapidly. In this case, the 9.6-inch unit will be targeted at the medical industry and high-end video production markets.This isn’t technology for the future as Ortus will begin shipping the 4K display next month. Pricing has yet to be disclosed, but I’d bet money this is going to be the most expensive sub-10-inch display you can buy this year.More at Ortustechlast_img