The 2011 SID (Society for Information Display) conference is going on this week in Los Angeles, and with that came news of many new display technologies that could be used in our future smartphones and tablets. Both Samsung and LG came out with new panels that could potentially be the next iPad display, while Toshiba came out with possibly the next iPhone screen.
Toshiba unveiled a new line of extremely dense resolution displays for smartphones. The entire lineup is LTPS (low temperature polycrystalline silicon) LCDs, and range from 3.3 inches to 4 inches in size. All of them are much sharper than typical screens of corresponding sizes. The 4-inch LCD boasts 367ppi and HD 720 x 1280 resolution. This beats Apple's much touted iPhone 4 Retina display which boasts 326ppi with a 960 x 640 resolution.
However, not only does the new Toshiba display win on pixel density and overall resolution when compared to Apple's Retina Display, it also shows up with an impressive 1,500:1 contrast ratio. Additionally, the Toshiba displays have a color gamut up to 92 percent of the NTSC range and have viewing angles approaching IPS at 176 degrees.
Toshiba has not revealed any specific customers for whom their LCDs are being built, although rumors persist that Toshiba is vying to manufacture for Apple starting in 2012.