Samsung to attack the tablet market early 2014 with 8" and 10" Super AMOLED displays
posted by Daniel P. / Dec 06, 2013, 5:01 AM
AMOLED displays, of Samsung fame, don't have a backlight like the LCD ones, but are rather using the photons that each pixel emits itself. Those organic diodes that comprise OLED displays, have been mastered by Samsung and LG to the extent that they have TV panels made out of them, so why not tablets, too?
Until recently it was tough and cost-prohibitive to make mid-size OLED screens in the 8-10" range, so Samsung focused mainly on phones and TVs for commercializing said technology. The tables have turned, it seems, as Korean media is reporting that Sammy is preparing to launch premium 8" and 10" slates with Super AMOLED screens.
Samsung already had the Galaxy Tab 7.7 introduced with such a display, which was quite ahead of its time, sporting a 196ppi OLED screen, and high-end metallic chassis. It was more of a proof of concept, though, while now the Koreans are allegedly very serious about their tablet efforts going into 2014, given the success of competing brands, and the general user switch to tablets, which is expected to explode. Thus in Q1 next year, claim the sources, along with the Galaxy S5 and four other phones, Samsung is also said to release a few tablets sporting high-res AMOLED displays.
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about time. I prefer my phone to have natural color simply cause I take and edit a lotta photos, hardly something I want from a tablet. AMOLED is just great for multimedia content, even better for battery life, so sure, some low-energy 64bit tablet with large stacked battery and an eye-popping AMOLED display (that can do natural in Movie Mode) is quite promising, especially at the perfect size/portability balance of 8".
posted on Dec 06, 2013, 5:23 AM 4
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For me and most of tab 7.7 users, we have waited these tablets for soooooooo long!
posted on Dec 06, 2013, 5:43 AM 2
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All I know is that the recent Samsung tablets, apart from the 2014 Note 10.1, have had extremely disappointing displays (and other disappointing specs and/or pricepoints as well). I happen to like the saturation of AMOLED displays, so I wouldn't mind a 8" tablet from Samsung with this type of display, provided that they can keep the cost/performance ratio at a level that doesn't make me roll my eyes (which their current tablets do).
posted on Dec 06, 2013, 5:31 AM 4
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Im guessing they are not going to be from the note series and thats a deal breaker for me :( because having a stylus is essential for me on tablets . I can draw on my free time and so much more so if allah is willing i will be getting the note 10.1 2014 :)
posted on Dec 06, 2013, 5:53 AM 3
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Super amoled is the best display on the market, it's about time they expanded it on their other products
posted on Dec 06, 2013, 6:14 AM 5
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Samsung, better concentrate in the Windows 8 tablet-hybrid-ultrabook market, because Dell is taking it by storm lately, with Venue 11 Pro ( V8Pro) and even XPS 11
posted on Dec 06, 2013, 9:49 AM 2
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