Toshiba Beats Apple’s Retina Display, By Miles
Okay, so Apple Shmapple, you’ve heard all the talks about iPhone’s technology and why you should get it. One of the iPhone’s coolest features, at least in my opinion, is its retina display. Although I am a bit of a pixel fanatic, it’s time to look our eyes away from Apple and towards technology of the future. Samsung introduced a highly dense pixel resolution just last week, and Toshiba is keeping up the paces.
Toshiba has just come forth with a new four inch display that will be used in smartphones. The 4-inch screen will feature a 1280 x 720 pixel resolution, allowing it to display HD video in 720p. If I may shed some perspective on these numbers, a 1280 x 720 display is near the same resolution used for some 12-inch laptops. Toshiba is basically squeezing a 12-inch screen resolution into a 4-inch res, creating an amazing picture.
Getting down to the specifics, the new smartphone utilizing this screen will feature 367 ppi (pixels per inch), which is higher than Apple’s Retina Display by 41 ppi. The new display also has a higher contrast ratio (1500:1) than Apple’s iPhone 4 (800:1). This alone, should be a no-brainer for anyone obsessed with image quality. Although Apple fans would love the iPhone 5 to carry this Toshiba screen, I am almost certain it will not happen. The iPhone 5 is scheduled to arrive in just over two more months. Apple has most likely already ordered their screens and have perhaps even begun production.