The display world has not even completed its shift to 4K (3840×2160) resolution and Dell has come forward with an UltraSharp series 27-inch monitor which comes with 5K resolution. Dell just previewed this monitor during their Modern Workforce livestream. This display comes with 5120×2880 resolution which results in 14.7 million pixels which is about twice the amount of pixels you get on a 28-inch 4K display.
They have not revealed any detailed specifications about this new display but from the number of horizontal and vertical pixels, it looks like Dell has basically put two 2560×1440 panels in one monitor using MST. Furthermore, the “5K” tag is not official and its taken from the 5120 horizontal pixels. This resolution on a 27-inch screen translates into 218 PPI which is fairly higher than 157 PPI of 28-inch 4K displays. Dell has not even revealed the display inputs this monitor uses but we are probably looking at multiple DisplayPorts. It addition to that, it has 16W integrated speakers powered by Harmon Kardon. In terms of design, this UltraSharp display has similar aesthetics as recent UltraSharp displays like the P2815Q and others.
Dell will be releasing this new display around Christmas time for $2500. Looking at this resolution and price, it is pretty obvious that this display is not meant for gaming but its for content creators or professionals who can take advantage of extra pixels to enhance their workflow.