Not long ago it was revealed that Toshiba and Apple were working on a plant for the specific purpose of building small LCD displays. If the latest news is anything to go by, a 4″ Retina display could be manufactured and implemented in mobile phones, ie, the iPhone.
Below is a paragraph explaining the details regarding Toshiba’s developments in the mobile display field:
Displays for Mobile Phones and Portable Electronics: The mobile section of the booth will feature high-resolution LTPS displays, up to 367ppi (pixels per inch) resolution density, in sizes ranging from 3.3-inch to 4.0-inch with resolution formats ranging from Wide VGA (480 x 864) to HD (720 x 1280). In addition, these displays will demonstrate advanced technologies such as high-contrast (up to 1,500:1), high-color (up to 92% NTSC), and wide viewing angle (up to H/V 176Âº/176Âº). The displays are just a few representative examples of TMDâ€™s broad line of thin and light displays for mobile smartphones and other portable electronic devices.
What it means, basically, is that the iPhone 5/6 could receive a 720p display with a much higher contrast ratio, and better colors. This will directly challenge the Samsung Super AMOLED+ display found on the Samsung Galaxy S II, and Infuse 4G.
If Apple and Toshiba can pull this off by the time the next iPhone is launched, we are going to see the best display ever launched on a handset. Excited?