The Galaxy Tab has barely been out a week, but Samsung are already showing off what we can expect to see from its eventual successors. Rolling up at the FPD International Expo in Tokyo, old Sammy had a fair few tidbits to share on its forthcoming Android-packing, iPad-battling tablet family.
First up was the news that new models of the Galaxy Tab will be sporting Super AMOLED screens. When the first Tab was just a tiggle in our rumour filled minds there was initially much talk of the Samsung tablet making use of Super AMOLED displays. Though it eventually shipped with a Super TFT-LCD screen, it looks as though that initial rumour will now come to fruition.
Including a Super AMOLED screen will make an already very capable media player and web browser all the more alluring, with the screen reolution jumping from 1024 x 600 to 1200 x 600. It’s expected that a Super AMOLED model will launch in 2011.
Elsewhere, Samsung were also showing off a 10.1 LCD prototype. Though they were parading the screen as an “electronic book reader”, it doesn’t take much of a stretch of the imagination to figure out this will likely be making the jump to a larger tablet form.
Afterall, Samsung executives have already revealed that the Galaxy Tab is just the first in a long line of slate devices the company have planned.
“Based on our market research, people have different desires, so we are definitely going to have different sizes of tablets”, said D J Lee, head of global sales and marketing, Samsung Mobile HQ at this year’s IFA conference, “And there will be tablets at different price points too”.
Samsung’s JK Shin expanded further:”Next year, you will see a variety of different tablets from our company. There will be a Honeycomb tablet device; there will be an entire tablet device portfolio”.
The 10.1 inch model on show in Tokyo has a 1.8-mm thick LCD display with a 1024×600 resolution and 250nits brightness. It also covers 50 per cent of the NTSC colour gamut. Whereas the original Tab was just about pocketable, a 10.1 inch model would put it into direct competion with Apple’s iPad. The tablet war could get very interesting very soon indeed.
Via: OLED Display / Engadget