Sharp is showcasing a 6.1-inch 2560 x 1600 mobile display at CEATEC in Japan this week.
So how does Sharp’s new screen stack up against current-gen display tech fielded by Apple?
Well, Cupertino’s latest iPhone is equipped with a retina display at 326 ppi, while the iPad’s Retina display is capable of rendering 264 pixels per inch.
Interestingly, Sharp’s prototype employs the same IGZO technology as the company’s upcoming 10 and 13.5 inch displays, which features 1560 x 1600 pixel and 3840 x 2160 pixels, respectively.
It should be noted that Sharp has already kicked off manufacturing of 5-inch 1080p displays with 443 pixels per inch - which is pretty much the same resolution you’d find on a halfway decent 40-inch high definition TV.
In related news, Chinese device maker Oppo recently debuted the Find5 X990 - which the company described as the first smartphone with a 1920 x 1080 pixel display that measures 5 inches diagonally.
Although new tech is often pioneered by Apple, it is quite clear that advanced displays will be making their way into the mobile mainstream over the next few months and beyond.