Those who thought that Samsung's activity this week would consist of little besides a certain new laptop have just been proven wrong as the company rammed the market with a “world's first” type of product.
Tablets are already popular enough even with screens that don't go over the top as far as resolutions goes, since an HDMI port lets one stream to a monitor or HDTV,
Samsung, however, seems to have decided that 10.1-inch LCDs of today are not good enough, so it went ahead and made the PenTile RGBW tablet display (it boasts the PenTile technology).
Essentially, this is a panel which has a resolution far beyond the one that most monitors and TVs of today, even high-end ones, come with.
More specifically, the screen has a native resolution of a full 2,560 x 1,600 pixel, quite the jump from the 1,024 x 600 or 1,366 x 768 that slates have nowadays.
It also has a brightness of 300 cd/m2 and an outdoor brightness mode, which can push that luminance to 600 cd/m2.
Not only that, but but the color gamut is of 72%. while power draw is 40% smaller than what RGB stripe LCDs have in power-saving mode.
“Samsung’s PenTile display technology is the only display technology that operates at 40 percent less power yet provides twice that of Full HD-viewing performance for consumers compared to legacy RGB stripe LCDs,” said Dr. Sungtae Shin, Senior VP of Samsung Electronics.
“There is no other commercial display technology on the market today that offers this high of a resolution and pixel density in a 10.1-inch size display.”
Having only been announced, the display won't immediately show up in slates, but this should happen before the ongoing year is out.
“In order to develop tablets with the form and function that consumers demand, a design engineer ultimately has to determine how to get the highest resolution display possible, while still fitting within the overall power budget for their design,” said Joel Pollack, executive vice president of Nouvoyance, Samsung’s affiliate company that developed the PenTile RGBW technology.