4K display resolution refers to 4000 pixels in a combination of resolution formats often used for shooting and recording motion pictures. 4K display resolution offers better and improved imaging features and is being rapidly adopted by a wide range of display solution manufacturers. Also, the ability of 4K display resolution to boost the overall image quality by offering good quality of texture and video recording has added to the adoption of 4K display technology to a great extent.
4K display resolution standard is largely used in a wide range of end-use industries including consumer electronics, digital cinemas, entertainment, aerospace, defense, retail, advertisement and others. The augmented size of pixels aids in improving the overall picture clarity and provides user with an outstanding viewing experience. Currently, cinematographers have also started adopting 4K display resolution technologies and are taking interest in capturing high resolution pictures which is a key reason driving the global 4K display resolution market. In the fields of digital TV and cinematography, several 4K resolutions exist. Movie projection industry involves digital cinema initiative which is one of the dominant 4K resolution standards whereas television and consumer media uses 4K UHD standard. The use of width to classify the overall resolution involves a switch from conventional television standards such as 1080p and 480i. This categorizes the whole media industry in accordance to its vertical dimensions. Using the same naming convention, 4K UHD can be christened as 2160p.
The global 4K display resolution market is gaining significant momentum due to high definition of the overall pixel quality of 4K display monitors. Moreover, surmounting demand for computer displays and televisions with 4K resolution technology is another key aspect accounting for the growth of global 4K display resolution market. Also, changing consumer preferences in line with display monitors coupled with proliferation of smartphones and tablets with superior quality resolution screens is another major element propelling the growth of global 4K display resolution market. In addition, demand for larger television screens with improved and sharper resolution to achieve a theatre like experience is boosting consumer’s interest in smart televisions. Apart from this, 4K display resolution technology contributes in an ecosystem for content creation, processing and distribution which is also expected to bestow to the growth of global 4K display resolution market.
Furthermore, technological advancements in television industry along with the mass production of smart televisions has aided television and display manufacturers to reduce the overall cost of 4K display resolution products such as smart televisions, smart phones, organic light-emitting diode televisions etc. This may further add to the growth of global 4K display resolution market. The global 4K display resolution market has extended its reach to the territories where a smartphone or a television set is still considered as a luxury. With the advancements in display resolution technologies, the realization of far-fetched concepts including 4K or 8K displays, the demand for high resolution products has witnessed a significant surge and is anticipated to grow rapidly over the forecast period. However, a huge investment on content creation is a key factor hindering the growth of the global 4K display resolution market. Also, rising need for extra bandwidth in order to broadcast 4K images and videos is another key aspect limiting the growth of the overall market. Moreover, increasing demand for good quality video projection and recording in cinemas is expected to pose bright opportunities for the global 4K display resolution market.
The global 4K display resolution market can be segmented on the basis of product type, resolution, end-user and geography. Based on product type, the global 4K display resolution market can be segmented into camcorders, digital cameras, projectors, smartphones, tablets, television, monitors and others. On the basis of resolution, the global 4K display resolution market can be segmented into 3840 X 2160, 4096 X 2160, 3996 X 2160, 5120 X 2160 and 5120 X 3200. On the basis of end-user, the global 4K display resolution market can be categorized into consumer electronics, aerospace and defense, advertisement and entertainment, education and research and others. Geographically, the global 4K display resolution market can be divided into North America, Latin America, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific.
Key players operating in the global 4K display resolution market include Sharp Corporation, Panasonic Corporation, AU Optronics Corporation, Marseille Inc., Sony Corporation, LG Electronics Inc., Canon, Inc., Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., EIZO Corporation, Planar Systems Inc. among others.