Samsung working on ultra high resolution displays for selected future tablets

Samsung working on ultra high resolution displays for selected future tablets
When it debuted last year and grabbed everybody's attention with its impressively sharp Retina Display, the iPhone 4 actually set the path for ultra high resolution screens to start rolling into the mobile device market. Apparently, Samsung may be determined to follow Apple's steps after adding a twist of its own. At a preview of ts LCD display strategy yesterday, Samsung outlined its plans to start equipping its future tablets with screens sporting ultra high resolutions – anything from 200 up to 400 pixels per inch, with first models expected to launch as early as 2013.

To give you an idea how much 400 pixels per inch is, we have to mention that the Samsung Galaxy Tab has an LCD standing at only 170 DPI, while the screens on both generations of the iPad sport the modest 132 DPI. The iPhone 4, in comparison, has a pixel density of 326 dots per inch, which is what makes its screen look so sharp and beautiful. Samsung promises that its next generation high resolution displays will not have a negative effect on battery life as they will most probably consume just as much power as their present-day counterparts. It was also mentioned that a glasses-free 3D display may also find its way to a future Samsung tablet as long as market demand for such technology grows high enough.

Of course, it will probably take at least a year until Samsung's ultra high resolution displays finally make an appearance on a tablet since nowadays the technology behind them is still anything but cost-efficient. Who knows, maybe another company is planning on beating Samsung to it?

source: Engadget via Electronista

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7 Comments

1. Honeycomb_FTW unregistered

400dpi is more than needed. The main problem though, is power consumption and CPU/GPU speeds. You can't expect the current chips to power a 10" 400dpi screen and still play a 3D game not to mention watching the battery drain within minutes. If they can do it and keep the battery life then it will be great! I wish they would hurry up with some of the Liquavista screens--an e-ink and lcd hybrid with lower power usage.

2. CB2047 unregistered

I really think that instead of making better resolutions at this point, more development money should be put into new batteries. Technology is advancing so quickly in these phones but we are still confined to the Li-ion batteries. They just aren't sufficient anymore...

3. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

three for 3. Seems we all agree battery life is more important to upgrade at this point than screen clarity which seems just like a numbers game more than actual improvements at this rate.

6. sUsPeNc3 unregistered

Screen resolution and clarity is already good enough. Honestly guys, do you really think there is a need for an ultra resolution display? Instead of having an even better "unneeded" resolution and the same battery life, how about keeping the resolution that we have now and improve the battery life instead?

7. Andy unregistered

I agree somewhat however the screen itself draws quite a bit of juice from the battery so in working on the lcd technology they are also reducing the need for bigger batteries...as most of you know the natural resources needed to produce batteries are eventually going to evaporate and as they do... the prices will go up...I think both should be worked on...i love the fact displays are getting better and better....and hope a new technology for batteries emerge so we won't have to depend on rare earth magnets in the make up of the power cells...i read somewhere the other day that capacitors are the next wave of future power cells....cheers

8. belovedson

Posts: 1060; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

better batteries? .... samsung don't engineer and make batteries....

9. IOS5 unregistered

Super fantastic bombstic Amoled :)

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