While Apple currently uses its Retina displays for pretty much all of its new products, Samsung’s Super AMOLED technology is still restricted to its high-end smartphones and the Galaxy Tab 7.7 tablet. That may change in 2014, however, according to a report from Korean site DDaily suggesting the Galaxy-maker will unveil two new flagship eight and 10-inch AMOLED tablets next year.
Citing unnamed industry sources, DDaily reports that Samsung has already begun mass production on the eight and 10-inch AMOLED panels. It’s unclear whether the new devices will be part of the Galaxy Tab or Galaxy Note line of devices (or part of a new family of products entirely), but either way its pretty obvious they’ll be competing directly with the 7.9-inch iPad mini Retina and the 9.7-inch iPad Air.
Samsung was one of the first companies to commercialize AMOLED—an acronym for active-matrix organic light-emitting diode—and refers to its own design as Super AMOLED. The technology offers displays that are thinner, brighter and faster than LCD, meaning the two alleged tablets will likely come at a premium cost. Recent reports also suggest Samsung will release a low-cost Galaxy Tab 3 Lite in early 2014, though for now this is all speculation until the company makes an official announcement.