New rumors are surfacing about the upcoming iPhone 5. It seems the physical size of the screen/display of the device may be larger than its predecessors. 4-inch is quite a possibility, although it is not confirmed yet. Honestly, Retina display on the current 3.5-inch size is just too sharp and most customers would like to see a larger screen, especially when there is a plethora of Android-devices offering the same.
If you think Apple’s Retina is simply awesome and can show laser-sharp images, then you would certainly like Hitachi’s new IPS LCD mobile screen. At a whopping 720×1280 in resolution, Hitach’s new display is even sharper and brighter than that of iPhone 4′s. The display has a 329 dpi (dots-per-inch) versus iPhone 4′s 326 dpi. Not to forget you also get a significantly larger screen view at 4.5 inches versus 3.5 inches of that of the iPhone.
Toshiba Mobile Display Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of Toshiba, will construct a new facility in Ishikawa Prefecture that will manufacture Retina displays for Apple. The initial investment would be $1.19 billion and production will begin in the second half of 2011.
The iPhone 4 is no longer the only mobile phone to have the “Retina” display. Welcome the IS03 from Sharp. The phone is powered by Android 2.1 and has the same screen resolution as the iPhone 4, on its 3.5 inch screen. That’s not all. To make viewing experience better, the screen also features Sharp’s own Advanced Super View (ASV) technology. Other notable features include a 9.6 MP camera and a one-seg TV tuner.