Toshiba Crams More Pixels On An LCD than Apple's Retina Display

Apple raised the bar with the iPhone 4 by cramming an impressive 326 pixels per inch into its display. But Toshiba has officially dethroned them by upping that to 498 pixels per inch on their new LCD targeted at compact tablet devices.

Set to be officially unveiled at the Flat Panel Display show in Yokohama next week, Toshiba's new 6.1-inch LCD boasts an impressive resolution of 2,560×1,600 pixels, compared to Apple's 3.5-inch Retina Display which comes in at just 960x640. The WQXGA wonder also boasts a 1,000:1 contrast ratio, 176 degrees of horizontal and vertical viewing pleasure and is able to display 16.7 million colors. Pretty standard stuff for a modern LCD, but I'm looking forward to squinting even more when these eventually start showing up in devices, probably sometime next year. [Toshiba Mobile Display via Tech-On!]