Last week, Toshiba announced a new type of 4-inch smartphone screen. It would have been pushed aside as yet another LCD display if it weren’t for its 367 ppi (pixels per inch). It appears that Toshiba has outclassed the 3.5-inch 960-by-640 326 ppi Retina Display on the iPhone 4 and iPod Touch 4G. Engadget had a chance to spend some time with Toshiba’s new display at SID 2011 – and the video above is the demonstration that Engadget captured.
First of all, this display runs a 1280-by-720 pixel resolution, which allows it to render 720P video natively (without upscaling). Toshiba is advertising it’s wide viewing angle, a 1000:1 contrast ratio and color chromaticity with a 72 percent NTSC ratio. But perhaps the biggest question of all is, will Apple or one of the upcoming Android phones incorporate this powerful new display? Let’s keep our fingers crossed!