Good news detail lovers. Toshiba Mobile Display Co., Ltd. announced a breakthrough with the development of a new high-definition liquid crystal display (LCD). Measuring in at 6.1 inches, this display achieves heretofore-unprecedented detail and pixel density. Masahiko Fukakushi, President of Toshiba unveiled the world-class display, which achieves a pixel density of 498 pixels-per-inch (PPI). While on the surface, this may not sound all that impressive, this 6.1-inch screen actuality exceeds the full HD resolution format, which is measured as 1,920 by 1,080 pixels.
The high-definition screen is said to produce “photo-realistic” images, which is not surprising considering its 2,560 × 1,600 pixels display resolution. According to Fukakushi, the screen is the culmination of precise fabrication techniques cultivated over the years. These techniques have lead to “the formation of fine-pitch and high-performance, low-temperature poly-silicon (LTPS) thin-film transistors (TFT) on glass substrates”.
So, why the need for increased resolution? Aren’t current high definition screens good enough? Well, with increasing demand from ever-more powerful operating systems, there is also an escalating need for large amounts of data to be displayed on a single screen. The more information that can be displayed at one time, the quicker an operator can respond to, and process the information. Moreover, high-definition screens also produce realistic screen images, which impart a sense of realism and depth. As if that’s not enough, Toshiba is also hinting that their screens have the potential to be used for glasses-free 3D. While this would effectively cut the resolution in half, it would still provide higher resolution than comparable displays.
So what other goodies does this new screen possess? Let’s have a look. The 6.1-inch Toshiba screen boasts a 1,000:1 contrast ratio, and can produce over 16.7 million colors. It can be viewed from angles of 176 degrees, both vertically and horizontally. It also offers 61 percent coverage of the NTSC color gamut. On the down side, Toshiba did not say when the high-resolution screens would be available for use in tablets, 3D or otherwise.
For now, if you want to take a gander at this screen, all personal-like, you’ll be able to view it at the 2011 FPD International 2011 exhibition, in Pacifico Yokohama. The exhibition is to be held from October 26, to October 28, 2011.