Samsung to start mass production of AMOLED tablet displays in February

Samsung to start mass production of AMOLED tablet displays in February
Samsung is apparently now ready to start mass production of AMOLED displays for tablets next month, Korean media reports. A 10-incher is mentioned in the publication, though we've heard a smaller, 8" tablet with OLED screen is in the cards, too.

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, and the publication says Samsung will boost its sagging OLED production lines capacity utilization precisely on account of the tablets with such screens it is about to launch. These, however, are likely to be premium products, and priced accordingly, so we wouldn't uncork the champagne just yet, until we know the specs and price for certain.

source: ETNews

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5 Comments

1. galanoth

Posts: 428; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

My all time favorite tablet was the Galaxy Tab 7.7 Would love a refresh of that tablet.

2. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

Even now Tab 7.7 is still a good tablet. Amoled on tablet is so sweet. Hope that Samsung can solve the problem of cost. A report said that the panel for Tab 7.7 costs $170, almost equal to a Google N7

5. Krjal

Posts: 426; Member since: Dec 19, 2013

I'm still running my 7.7 and it's still the best tablet Samsung's made to date. I really hope these reports are true. I'd love to get something equivalent to upgrade to this year. I've had to start using custom roms recently as the last official update (in ICS) is getting pretty long in the tooth.

3. Insignificant

Posts: 192; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

I don't reject this, but find it unlikely. Unless, of course, the tablet is very, very expensive. OLED is extremely costly to produce in larger sizes.

4. cR203

Posts: 209; Member since: Jan 27, 2013

It's about time. I've been patiently awaiting on a samsung tablet with a super amoled display. I think it would be great on a tablet.

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