Samsung's suppliers getting ready to build parts for 2K tablets
Those familiar with Samsung's plans, say that the Korean based manufacturer is turning to Chinese suppliers in an effort to cut costs. Besides making components for 2K slates, these companies are also working on new low-cost parts for manufacturers working on handsets sporting 2K resolution displays.
As 2014 progresses, we should see more flagship phones shipped with screens offering resolution of 1440 x 2560. There already have been models introduced with QHD glass, such as the Oppo Find 7. There is speculation that the LG G3 and Samsung Galaxy Note 4, among others, will be released with a 2K resolution display.
1. Tizen007 (Posts: 575; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
The 10.5 inch super AMOLED Tab will be a beast !
2560 x 1600 2K super AMOLED display
16, 32, 64GB storage with microSD support
8MP rear camera 2MP front facing
large 7900mAh battery
Snapdragon 801 Quad core 2.3GHz processor
2. tech2 (Posts: 2899; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
Dont think SD800 will be enough to push that many pixels. It should at least launch with a powerful Exynos or SD805
6. GreekGeek (Posts: 910; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)
My TabPro 8.4 LTE is a beast and can handle at anything you throw at it...well, all that I'm saying is...you're absolutely wrong there
16. tech2 (Posts: 2899; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
Yeah. I made a booboo on that one. For some reason I kept thinking Tabpro series were 1080p
17. Chris_Bakke (Posts: 221; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)
No, no, no, no, no. This is the Internet, you never admit to being wrong on the Internet.
15. Dr.Phil (Posts: 981; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
2K resolution is nothing new. Samsung has been making tablets that run 2560x1600 resolution since the Nexus 10 back in 2012, even those with the Snapdragon 800 processor as GreekGeek mentioned.
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9. skyline88 (Posts: 377; Member since: 15 Jul 2013)
10.1" Ultra AMOLED 2K with holographic mode
6.5mm slim body
128GB internal memory
13MP main, 5MP secondary
12000 mAh battery
water & dust resistant
Snapdragon 900 Octa-Core with Adreno 450 (2x faster than 430)
7. vincelongman (Posts: 2481; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)
Stop calling it 2K, it doesn't make sense to called it 2K
4K mean 4000 pixels horizontally, UHD=3840x2160 is "Consumer" 4K.
2K would mean 2000 pixels horizontally, so FHD=1920x1080 is sort of "Consumer" 2K
QHD is 2560x1440, would be 2.5K or 2.6K, HD is 1280x720, QHD means Quad HD as in 4x720p.
2560x1440 is either 1440p or QHD or 2.5K or 2.6K, NOT 2K.
12. gigaraga (Posts: 1422; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)
Well technically it is 2K. 2K = 2560 x 1440 = 3686400 which is roughly twice the resolution of Full HD (1920*1080 = 2073600 pixels. The '2' in 2K does not mean the horizontal pixel count, but merely having that value pit against Full HD. 4K refers to four times the resolution of Full HD, not 4000 horizontal pixels. UHD, or 4K = 8294400 which is 4 times the resolution of Full HD. So it is referred to as 4K or 2K, not due to horizontal pixels but rather the amount versus Full HD.
14. vincelongman (Posts: 2481; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)
Wherever I look, the K in 4K stands for thousand (like in games 10K = $10,000), i.e. 4 thousand horizontal pixels.
4K = ~4000 horizonat pixels = 3840p = UHD = QFHD = 4*1080p (FHD = 1080p)
1440p = QHD = 4*720p (HD = 720p)
From wikipedia: "4K resolution is a generic term for display devices or content having horizontal resolution on the order of 4,000 pixels" and "2K resolution is a generic term for display devices or content having horizontal resolution on the order of 2,000 pixels"
18. Chris_Bakke (Posts: 221; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)
ist_of_common_resolutionsThis may clear up some confusion.
19. vincelongman (Posts: 2481; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)
According to that link, 2K is 2048 × 1152, therefore 1920 x 1080 is closer to 2K than 2560 x 1440, which is why its sort of wrong to call 1440p 2K.
"2K resolution is a generic term for display devices or content having horizontal resolution on the order of 2,000 pixels"
"In television, the top-end 1080p high-definition television format qualifies as 2K resolution, having a horizontal resolution of 1920 pixels, with a vertical resolution of 1080 pixels."
8. vincelongman (Posts: 2481; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)
We're gonna have 1440p ~10" tablets and ~5-6" phones, yet most 13-15" laptops are 768p or 900p
Also "next gen" consoles are only 720-900p or 1080p but only 30 fps
10. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3681; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
Wait all tab pro series are already 2k arent they.
13. gigaraga (Posts: 1422; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)
But this is Super AMOLED, the BEST display technology.