Samsung's suppliers getting ready to build parts for 2K tablets

Samsung's suppliers getting ready to build parts for 2K tablets
A report published on Wednesday, says that Samsung's suppliers are getting ready to build parts for tablets with 2K resolution screens. Coming from industry sources, the report adds that the slates are expected to be 10 inches in size, and should be launched later in the year. Most of the components for the tablets are coming from suppliers inside China.

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.

source DigiTimes

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20 Comments

1. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

The 10.5 inch super AMOLED Tab will be a beast ! 2GB RAM 2560 x 1600 2K super AMOLED display 16, 32, 64GB storage with microSD support 8MP rear camera 2MP front facing large 7900mAh battery Android 4.4.2 Snapdragon 801 Quad core 2.3GHz processor

2. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 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: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 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: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Yeah. I made a booboo on that one. For some reason I kept thinking Tabpro series were 1080p

17. Chris_Bakke

Posts: 246; Member since: Jan 23, 2013

No, no, no, no, no. This is the Internet, you never admit to being wrong on the Internet.

15. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2299; Member since: Feb 14, 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.

3. express77 unregistered

3GB RAM Snapdragon 801/805/810 Android 4.4.3+/4.5

9. skyline88

Posts: 697; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

confirmed specs: 10.1" Ultra AMOLED 2K with holographic mode 6.5mm slim body 4GB RAM 128GB internal memory 13MP main, 5MP secondary 12000 mAh battery Android 4.4.3 water & dust resistant Snapdragon 900 Octa-Core with Adreno 450 (2x faster than 430)

20. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

,great specs

7. vincelongman

Posts: 5628; Member since: Feb 10, 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: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 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: 5628; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Source? 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: 246; Member since: Jan 23, 2013

19. vincelongman

Posts: 5628; Member since: Feb 10, 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. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2K_(resolution) "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: 5628; Member since: Feb 10, 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: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Wait all tab pro series are already 2k arent they.

11. hassoups

Posts: 473; Member since: Jun 06, 2013

Give me a note 8.4 already!

13. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

But this is Super AMOLED, the BEST display technology.

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