Retina Display is so 2010, how about ‘Super Retina Displays’? Ok, that’s just something we made up, but Toshiba has managed something of a similar magnitude. Toshiba Mobile Displays announced that they’ve developed a 6.1-inch LCD display with a super high resolution of 2560x1600. This gives it an extreme pixel density of 498ppi, which suffice to say, is a lot higher than Apple’s Retina Display on the iPhone 4. In its current form, the display is a bit power hungry and given it’s an early prototype, we don’t hope to see it in the upcoming tablets anytime soon, but at least we know what to expect in the not so distant future.
Taking 'High Res' to all new level
The futuristic display also sports a 1000:1 contrast ratio and a 176 degree viewing angle. This new LCD panel is based on Toshiba's proprietary techniques for forming fine-pitch and high-performance, low-temperature poly-silicon (LTPS) thin-film transistors (TFT) on glass substrates among other processes that the company has perfected over the years. This is currently more of a proof-of-concept rather than something which can be immediately used. 6.1-inch is a rather odd ball screen size since it’s a little too big for a smartphone and at the same time is too small for a tablet.