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2048×2048 / eye [1]
0.63"×0.63" => 0.89" diagonal
60 Hz full persistence [2]


110° binocular diagonal [3]
80° monocular horizontal
80° monocular vertical

Release date



eMagin Developing Next Generation Immersive Head Mounted Display (HMD) - November 11, 2014

"eMagin Corporation (...) today announced that it has been developing an Immersive Head Mounted Display (IHMD) [...] The field of view (FOV) exceeds one hundred (100) degrees and can have a resolution ranging from one (1) megapixel per eye (MP/eye) to four (4) MP/eye [...] The first prototype is expected to be completed at the end of 2014 and will have a resolution of 4MP/eye, nearly 4 times that of other VR HMDs"


2K x 2K resolution per eye #VR - May 14, 2015
2K X 2K, flip-up, IPD & Diopter adjust - May 15, 2015
@ID_AA_Carmack @jonPpearson each display in the picture I posted is 80 degrees horizontal & vertical or >100 diagonal - May 16, 2015

eMagin Inks Licensing Agreement for Immersive Headset Intellectual Property - January 6, 2016

"eMagin Corporation has signed a non-exclusive intellectual property (IP) licensing agreement for its unique 4 MegaPixel per eye immersive virtual reality headset technology with an undisclosed company [...] Our immersive headset has four times the resolution of alternative cellphone based VR headsets and provides a more realistic, “screen-door”- free image"

eMagin to Demonstrate Their Highest Brightness OLED Displays at CES - January 4, 2017

"We are shipping the 2K x 2K display as part of an agreement with a Tier One company that we entered into last year [...] We have developed and will be demonstrating full color OLED at brightness levels above 4,000 nits that can be mass produced to achieve truly immersive virtual reality"


From the patent :

  • Microdisplay diagonal : 1"
  • Headset weight : 460 grams
  • Aspect ratio : 1:1
  • Resolution : 2k x 2k
  • Angular resolution : 2.4 arc min/pixel
  • Field of view : 110° diagonal
  • Optics : co-axial reflective optical systems (pancake optics)

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In the media

eMagin is developing an OLED microdisplay based VR HMD at OLED-info - Nov 12, 2014
eMagin Announces 2K×2K ‘Flip Up’ VR Headset, Demoing at AWE 2015 at Road To VR - May 19, 2015
Displayweek at San Jose, new Emagin VR hmd Intl. Immersion Industries - June 3, 2015


On the Road for VR: Augmented World Expo 2015, Part I: VR by Oliver Kreylos - July 15, 2015
Hands-On With eMagin’s VR Headset And Interview With VP Dan Cui by Volanti - June 4, 2015


|MTBS-TV: Interview With eMagin by MTBS3D - July 27, 2015

Relevant forum threads

eMagin is developing an OLED microdisplay based VR HMD at Reddit - November 14, 2015
eMagin statement about their progress with their new HMD, demoing *now* - Anyone heard anything about it? at Reddit - March 23, 2015
Introducing eMagin's new consumer VR headset - just look at that form factor at Reddit - May 16, 2015
Tried the eMagin 2K×2K headset yesterday. Higher resolution and bigger FOV are definite game changers at Reddit - June 4, 2015
Another peek at eMagin 4K IHMD worn by Antal Tungler of AMD at Reddit - March 30, 2016


Compact eyepiece using an imersed field lens (filed May 12, 2011)
Microdisplay based immersive headset (filed October 23, 2015)


  1. ^ 2048x2048 in each eye. Our pixels are square and so is the display
  2. ^ It’s a 2k×2k OLED microdisplay panel (0.63″×0.63″) per eye, with a high pixel fill rate (no screen door effect). In the current prototype, the screens are running at 60Hz (fed via a single DisplayPort 1.2 connection) in full persistence mode
  3. ^ FOV is 80x80 horizontal/vertical Diagonal is >110

External links

Official website
Design for an Improved Head-Mounted Display System - February 3, 2003