As mobile devices get more and more pervasive these days, it makes perfect sense for hardware manufacturers to do their level best to release technology that will stand heads and shoulders above the crowd, and is future proof to a certain extent. Toshiba of Japan has certainly done themselves proud at SID 2011, showing off a new kind of LCD display that will see action in cellphones, boasting 367ppi (pixels per inch) on a 4″ High Definition (720 x 1280 resolution) model. Of course, what kind of comparison this would be if it were not to be compared against Apple’s highly touted Retina Display that features 326ppi at 960 x 640 resolution?
Needless to say, Toshiba has gotten this round right, and it will also beat the Retina Display where contrast is concerned at a rather jaw-dropping 1,500:1 ratio. Apart from that, Toshiba has also introduced a 3.3″ display at 480 x 864 resolution, touting 300ppi to boot.
No idea on when Toshiba will implement such displays in the devices that we will see down the road, but hopefully the sooner the better. Heck, could Toshiba actually sell these displays to Apple for a next generation model instead? Who knows? [Press Release]