Samsung's Investment Bank says Apple iPad mini to launch with 7 inch screen in Q3
The document goes on to add that Samsung needs to improve the resolution on its flexible panel as well as be able to deliver a large quantity for Apple to use them for their next Apple iPad. The upcoming Apple iPad 3 is expected to come with a IPS Retina display. SMD admits that at present, it can "only" produce 54 million AMOLED displays. Pricing is also an issue as the current 3.5 inch LCD display on the Apple iPhone 4 is said to cost $38.50 each while the 4.3 inch Super AMOLED Plus screen on the Samsung Galaxy S II runs $50-$55 each. Turning to tablets, for the Samsung GALAXY Tab 7.7, the 7.7 inch Super AMOLED Plus screen is $150-$170 each while a AMOLED display measuring 9.7 inches for an Apple iPad would cost $240-$260.