Toshiba runs for the pixel density top with a 6" tablet screen at the whopping 2560x1600 pixels

Toshiba runs for the pixel density top with a 6" tablet screen at the whopping 2560x1600 pixels
Toshiba is no stranger to excellent mobile LCD panels with high pixel density, but it just outdid everyone in the market with an astonishing 6-incher clocking in at 2560x1600 pixels.

That resolution makes it the mobile display to beat in terms of pixel density, since it comes just shy of 500ppi (pixels per inch), way more than the 329ppi of the LG Optimus LTE, which was the one to beat so far. Samsung has a 10-incher coming down the pipe with the same ultra high resolution, but it is using the PenTile matrix arrangement, and its size means pixel density will be lower.

While 6.1" seems pretty miniscule for a tablet, yet gigantic for a phone, Toshiba's creation is a nice proof of concept, and we are probably going to see this resolution in screens of different sizes.

The WQXGA display also sports good viewing angles at up to 176 degrees, and 1000:1 contrast. Nothing is mentioned about brightness, but Toshiba claims it will also be great for 3D overlays, since it has more than enough vertical lines to take care of the usual lowering of effective resolution that comes with 3D.

source: Toshiba via SlashGear



11. biggles

Posts: 269; Member since: Oct 15, 2009

You lost me at LCD.

9. skymitch89

Posts: 1453; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

They are misleading consumers. That resolution and size does not give nearly 500ppi, it only gives about 438ppi.

10. bolaG

Posts: 468; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

the article says "shy of 500ppi" not exactly 500ppi, why do you have to nit-pick anyways? Like a article on here said before the Japanese are really going to be coming in hard with their screens again. They're not happy about the South Koreans leading the pack right now. This is just the beginning of a new Japanese screen era.

12. belovedson

Posts: 1061; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

because we espect correct journalism. 800 mhz is 800 mhz and not 1ghz you got it. if its 438 list it as 438 and not 500. you cant even round 438 to 500 it should have been rounded down to 400. remember 1st grade?

14. PhoneArena Team

Posts: 258; Member since: Jun 27, 2006

How did you calculate it? If you use 6" and 1600x2560 resolution, it gives 503ppi. However, the screen is not exactly 6.00" but a little bigger, and the pixel density is 498ppi. It is not 438ppi, it would have been 431ppi if the screen was 7".

8. Lwazi_N

Posts: 205; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

The fight in the mobile and tablet space is about everything being improved. Stagnant features in constantly changing times, are useless. First it was the number of camera megapixels. That led to screen quality improvements. Video-taking and playback and gaming also required the same but also improved graphics. So we had better screens and better graphics, why not improve the UI to exploit the fluidity offered by the aforementioned? That was done. To better fluidity, speed, user experience, video, browsing, battery power, reception- multiple core processors were required. But yes I do agree that it's going to ridiculous extremes- like quad-core processors when dual-cores work just fine. For instance the iPhone 4S hasn't even exploited the capabilities of dual-core processors as it clocks at 800MHz for each core, while other phones out there go up to 1.4GHz per core. I think it has more to do with marketing because the single core on the iPhone 4 worked just fine, so if a dual core was such a need, Apple would have put a more powerful processor in the iPhone 4S. I'm not attacking Apple, this is a mere example of marketing gimmicks and other phone manufacturers are also guilty of the same.

4. Cyd07

Posts: 83; Member since: Oct 03, 2011

No interest. All is perfectly fine with a HD 1080P res on a 22 or even 27" screen for computers. What about much more than that on 6", or even on 10" tablets ? It will just be a useless price-increaser an battery-decreaser...

5. Phullofphil

Posts: 1846; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

You dont know htat yet. For instants difital zooming might greatly improve. The design might have a lot of good atrobutes. just bevause you cant see the pixels does not mean the colors and contrast wont greatly improve they should. Basicaly you cant really tell untill you see some demo device and compare it. I think the special animation and other eye candy ilusions can greatly improve how you see stuff.The other thing besides being lots of visual asspects we only still can discover. I think if you notice with the exception of verizon and ther 4g phones which actually if you looke at the nexus prime and its resolution did not rais the price compared to the bionic. But i think that as of lately the prices have been stayinng pretty much the same on smartphones even as we put duel cores, wimax and better cameras in them. For one the screen probably wont go to market unless there process of making them was streamlin enough to make those at the same cost as any other screen. I am all for it. Atliest match the quility 1080p resolution video our cameras in our phone now can record at. I love it make it a 10000 by 17000 4 inch screen i dont care i would take that on my phone. On option is to for real though is when you digital zoom i bet that will make a big difference.

6. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

i think its neat, but the chips arent powerful enough yet to be able to run that resolution silky smooth for games n such. But hey, if we can do it, why not do it :)

7. ayephoner

Posts: 858; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

i see why you like android. we can increase specs? yes, but the cost, performance and battery life will all suffer...... who cares. if we can do it, why not do it?

3. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1257; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

Pointlessly high resolution.

13. Firedrops

Posts: 254; Member since: Sep 06, 2011

Not completely. As mentioned above in the post, the 3D resolution which can be produced will be much higher, maybe even into HD's range of ppi. 3D rendering usually drops the quality by quite a bit, and this screen can offset the drop by displaying video of HD quality even in 3D.

2. pecemaloto

Posts: 23; Member since: Dec 17, 2010

it'll sit on iPhone 6,731... and be called "magi-mazing".....

1. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

Good for texts, HD movies and graphic but personal photos are still in standard formats.

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