Next week Samsung will demonstrate their all new 10.1 inch HD tablet display at the SID Display Week 2011 International Symposium. Samsung and Nouvoyance have teamed up to create a prototype unlike any other on the market. In combination with WQXGA PenTile technology they have developed a new 300dpi tablet display with a super high-def resolution of 2560×1600. To say the least it’s a bit of a step up from anything their competitors have out there at the moment.
As if those specs aren’t impressive enough, with PenTile technology this screen operates at 40% less power yet delivers twice the amount of Full HD visuals compared to typical LCD’s. It’s like a cocktail of efficiency and high performance. Senior VP of Samsung Electronics, Dr. Sungtae Shin says:
There is no other commercial display technology on the market today that offers this high of a resolution and pixel density in a 10.1-inch size display
There’s no denying it’s the first of it’s kind, will other companies such as Apple follow suit? Even before the iPad 2 was released there were rumors spreading about the iPad 3 which included a beefed up display, but nobody knows for sure when it will be released. People are curious if Apple will integrate similar technology in their next iPad tablet, but at this point we don’t even know when Samsung will be using this for upcoming Galaxy Tab’s. However Samsung does claim the technology will be available for commercial use before the end of the year. The question is, will Apple decide to go from using in-plane switching (IPS) technology and begin using PenTile technology? Guess it’s only a matter of time before we find out. At this point it doesn’t seem likely though, and this could give Samsung quite the advantage.
PenTile technology uses 2/3 the amount of sub-pixels than traditional LCD displays.
For the longest time Apple has pretty much owned the tablet market, but other companies such as Samsung in this case are making giant leaps that could ultimately have a big impact on overall tablet market share. Competition is always great for consumers though. It remains uncertain whether or not Samsung will be begin to mass-produce Galaxy Tab’s using this new display before Apple releases a new iPad model with similar technology, but of course only time will tell. In the meantime it will be exciting to see Samsung unveil this new technology next week between May 17-19 at the LA Convention Center.