Toshiba Shows Mobile LCD With 2,560 × 1,600 Resolution And 498PPI Density

If you thought the 4.5-Inch LCD screen with 720×1,280 pixels resolution Hitachi showed three weeks ago is cool, think again: Toshiba today took the wraps off a mobile LCD that’s even better. Sized at 6.1 inches, it boasts 2,560×1,600 pixels resolution and 498 pixels-per-inch density.

Needless to say, the direct-view-type screen is the first of its kind. It has a contrast ratio of 1,000:1, displays 16.7 million colors and offers a 176° viewing angle (horizontally and vertically).

Here’s how a set of Japanese characters looks like with different PPI:

Toshiba plans to showcase the LCD next week at the FPD International 2011 exhibition in Yokohama, Japan.

In August, the company announced it will merge its small LCD business unit with those of Sony and Hitachi.