VESA DisplayPort adoption continues to grow in mobile display market with smartphones, tablets and AR/VR headsets leading the way

The Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA®) announces that the growing trend of viewing higher-resolution digital content over mobile devices is accelerating adoption of DisplayPort™ and other VESA standards in the consumer electronics space. VESA will highlight these and other developments at Mobile World Congress 2018.

DisplayPort Alt Mode, which enables simultaneous video, power and data delivery to be carried over the USB Type-C connector (USB-C), has helped fuel the growth of DisplayPort beyond PCs into mobile phones such as the Samsung Galaxy S8/S9, AR/VR headsets such as DAQRI Smart Glasses™ and Huawei VR2 AR/VR headset, gaming devices like the Nintendo Switch, and other mobile devices. Incorporation of DisplayPort Alt Mode into chipsets such as Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 835/845, Samsung’s Exynos and HiSilicon’s Kirin 970 systems-on-chip (SoCs) has also helped fuel broader market penetration of DisplayPort.

In addition, demand for higher resolution and refresh rates is driving the need for visually lossless video compression technologies. VESA is leveraging its expertise in video transport compression to develop a new display interface compression standard specifically designed for the handheld display market, called VESA Display Codec for Mobile (VDC-M). VESA plans to finalize and publish the VDC-M specification during Q2 2018.

For more information, read the press release here