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Samsung to Announce 2560 x 1600 Display for Tablets

by Sean P. Aune | May 13, 2011May 13, 2011 4:30 pm PDT

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1The standard for pixel settings on tablets has been running at 1024 x 768, but it seems Samsung is no longer happy with that number and is set to introduce a 10.1-inch screen that will run at 2560 x 1600.

Samsung’s new PenTile display will be running at 300 dpi (dots per inch), will draw 40 percent less power than current screens and will push the resolution to the same neighborhood as Apple’s Retina Display currently found on the iPhone 4 and iPod Touch.

It is unlikely that Apple will adopt this particular screen for the iPad as that display is 9.7-inches, but there is every chance that at least some of the technology will make its way to the iPad 3 if for no other reason than the lower battery consumption.  This would fall inline with the numerous rumors we heard prior to the iPad 2 of an improved screen, so the chances seem good we will indeed see something different in the third iteration of the tablet.

What Samsung will do with this screen for now is unclear.  With the Galaxy Tab tablets about to hit the market, these screens won’t make it into them, but possibly into devices for competitors?  Maybe an update to its own line?  We’ll have to wait and see.

Are you excited for higher resolution screens in tablets, or are you happy with what’s out there already?


Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...

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