If you thought the iPhone’s 3.5 inch, 960 x 640 pixel display was sharp you ain’t seen nothing yet. Toshiba has just introduced a new 6.1 inch, 2560 x 1600 pixel LCD display.
The screen has a pixel density of 498 pixels per inch. Apple calls its 326 ppi display a “retina display” because at that density the human eye can’t really pick out individual pixels. In other words, Toshiba’s new screen is probably way sharper than it really needs to be.
Still, it’s a pretty impressive technology demonstration, and Toshiba says the display offers “photographic-quality” images. The screen can display 16.7 million colors and also offers viewing angles of 176 degrees.
Toshiba will be showing off the new display at trade shows starting next week. There’s no word on if or when we’ll ever see this screen in actual products.