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Samsung Developing Tablets with 2,560 x 1,600 Displays

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Several sources report that Samsung is working on two new tablets, the SM-P60X and SM-P90X. There will be six SKUs in all: SM-P900 for 3G, SM-P901 for Wi-fi only and SM-P905 for LTE versions, and SM-P600 for 3G, SM-P601 for Wi-fi only and SM-P605 for LTE.

The news arrives by way of User Agent Profiles that have been found for both main models. These profiles show that both will ship with Android 4.2.x "Jelly Bean", a WQXGA screen (aka 2560 x 1600 pixels), and an ARM11-based chip clocked up to 1.4 GHz. Unfortunately, that's it for now.

In 2013 Samsung has already launched the Galaxy Note 8.0, Galaxy Tab 3 7.0, Tab 3 8.0 and Tab 3 10.1. The company is also shipping its Windows-powered ATIV Q convertible laptop in late August and its ATIV Tab 3 with support for the S Pen in the same month. The latter model will have a dual-core Intel Atom Z2760 chip clocked at 1.8 GHz whereas the former ATIV Q convertible will have an Intel Core i5 "Haswell" processor.

If anything, the profiles show that unlike the Sansung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1, this set of unannounced tablets won't be based on the x86 version of Android, as the Tab 3 10.1 uses Intel's dual-core Atom Z2560 clocked at 1.6 GHz. What's interesting though is the new unannounced tablets' ARM11 reference: will they sport a new Samsung chip?

With these profiles now live, we expect to hear more about the tablets in the coming months, so stay tuned.

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    ipwn3r456 , July 18, 2013 8:14 AM
    And we still haven't see 2560 x 1600 as standard for desktop monitors.
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    Soda-88 , July 18, 2013 9:03 AM
    Meanwhile 2560x1600 desktop monitors go for $1000....
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    stevejnb , July 18, 2013 8:12 AM
    What's with this movement for higher pixel resolution on these small forms factors? I've got an 11 inch screen tablet with a resolution of 1920x1080 and, frankly, even that seems more than is necessary.
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    ipwn3r456 , July 18, 2013 8:14 AM
    And we still haven't see 2560 x 1600 as standard for desktop monitors.
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    Someone Somewhere , July 18, 2013 8:20 AM
    They already make one. Nexus 10.
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    irish_adam , July 18, 2013 8:23 AM
    i would like to see a laptop thats under £1000 with a 1080p first please, i refuse to buy a laptop with 720p but i also dont see why i have to pay twice as much for 1080p
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    stevejnb , July 18, 2013 8:37 AM
    What's with this movement for higher pixel resolution on these small forms factors? I've got an 11 inch screen tablet with a resolution of 1920x1080 and, frankly, even that seems more than is necessary.
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    Soda-88 , July 18, 2013 9:03 AM
    Meanwhile 2560x1600 desktop monitors go for $1000....
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    dansgas1000 , July 18, 2013 9:04 AM
    Tablets need to get much-much better before I would consider to buy one, as for now I wills tick with the traditional PC/Laptop.
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    stevejnb , July 18, 2013 9:20 AM
    Danges, with iOS, Android, and Windows RT, I agree with you. With some full Windows 8 Pro tablets, you basically get fully capable Ultrabook style hardware. Add in a Bluetooth mouse, keyboard (my Windows 8 pro tablet comes with a keyboard/stand) and an micro HDMI/VGA cable and you've got a machine that is every bit as functional as an ultrabook, but with the ability to seamlessly switch to tablet form factor and be used for media consumption.

    When it all comes down to it, you may as well just keep your ultrabook and get a cheap Android tablet for media consumption, but you may also find that the types of tablets you are looking for are already here. I am really sold on my Iconia W700.
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    Philip Wang , July 18, 2013 9:34 AM
    What is the problem in this high resolution for the tablet? People just like to complain a lot... Why not complain Apple's retina display which is 2048 x 1536 and it is higher than 1920x1080.

    When it say retina display on iPAD or Mac book pro, everyone applauds, rarely you heard that it is "UN-NECESSARY".
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    KelvinTy , July 18, 2013 9:47 AM
    If the design still looks like crap, I still wouldn't consider it... Is it really that hard to design something remotely slick, like the sony tablet z...
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    iminmessaging , July 18, 2013 9:55 AM
    Samsung has become the master of larger display phone but has not attained the display quality provided by apple smart phone but I think these two new tablets can be worthwhile. The general resolution of Samsung has been high one of best in note series but still there is a lot to go…
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    stevejnb , July 18, 2013 9:55 AM
    Quote:
    What is the problem in this high resolution for the tablet? People just like to complain a lot... Why not complain Apple's retina display which is 2048 x 1536 and it is higher than 1920x1080.

    When it say retina display on iPAD or Mac book pro, everyone applauds, rarely you heard that it is "UN-NECESSARY".


    I complain because it's a more expensive component which adds nothing to the experience.

    In the case of Apple, people also applaud it for having Wifi and the ability to check e-mail on a phone, and a host of features other branded phones had a year or more before Apple's iteration. Oddly enough, I've never heard hordes of people getting excited over non-Apple products released with higher than Retina resolutions - in fact, I've heard Apple fans say "nope, Apples is still better - it's not 2,560 x 1,600, it's better." Apple has a dedicated fan base that they literally tell what is important and that fan base thinks it's just the greatest, most advanced thing in computing and everyone else is playing catchup or for some reason inferior.

    I still maintain... 1920x1080 for an 11'ish inch screen is already a higher pixel density than I can even really make out reasonably. No visual artifacts, no jaggies, nothing... Isn't more a redundant marketing feature? I'm all for adding useful features, but is this actually useful, or is it something we're just told is good and we tech oriented types lap it up?
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    halcyon , July 18, 2013 10:18 AM
    Its good to see Samsung is willing to create tablets more capable of photorealistic presentation. In fact it's exciting. While I enjoy the display on my Note 8.0 LTE I wish it had the same display quality as my S4.

    When is the resolution high enough for me? When a highly-focused razor-sharp photo looks just as razor sharp on screen as it does nicely printed (like it does on the S4, HTC One, or iPhone) . I'm surprised so few of you agree. On a 10" tablet 1920x1080 doesn't achieve that kind of clarity for me.
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    w8gaming , July 18, 2013 10:26 AM
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    i would like to see a laptop thats under £1000 with a 1080p first please, i refuse to buy a laptop with 720p but i also dont see why i have to pay twice as much for 1080p


    I believe there are several models from MSI, Asus and Acer with 1080p which is less than that. For example:

    http://www.amazon.com/N56VJ-DH71-15-6-Inch-Full-HD-1080P-Laptop/dp/B009M2X8OW/ref=sr_1_12?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1374168200&sr=1-12&keywords=msi
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    smeezekitty , July 18, 2013 11:14 AM
    Why not bring these resolutions to desktop monitors? At this point these resolutions might be going too high for these small displays. I mean you can only make thing on screen so small.
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    darkchazz , July 18, 2013 11:27 AM
    Awaiting the nexus 10 successor with 2x the GPU performance (or more) and longer battery life.
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    IndignantSkeptic , July 18, 2013 11:42 AM
    I don't care if Samsung has super high resolution screens on paper; they have shown themselves to be cheaters by using Pentile screens.
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    irish_adam , July 18, 2013 12:12 PM
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    Quote:
    i would like to see a laptop thats under £1000 with a 1080p first please, i refuse to buy a laptop with 720p but i also dont see why i have to pay twice as much for 1080p


    I believe there are several models from MSI, Asus and Acer with 1080p which is less than that. For example:

    http://www.amazon.com/N56VJ-DH71-15-6-Inch-Full-HD-1080P-Laptop/dp/B009M2X8OW/ref=sr_1_12?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1374168200&sr=1-12&keywords=msi


    That model isnt available in the UK, the only place i can get it would cost be £1000

    i can get a decent laptop for £450 with a 720p screen, how much extra would a 1080p screen cost? £50? no litterally you cannot get a 1080p screen in the uk much less than £1000. I'm not even joking, i've been looking for a long time
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    hero1 , July 18, 2013 12:14 PM
    Screw this. I want 4K monitor now for the price of no more than $1500 for 40". come on.
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    Philip Wang , July 18, 2013 12:33 PM
    What is the problem in this high resolution for the tablet? People just like to complain a lot... Why not complain Apple's retina display which is 2048 x 1536 and it is higher than 1920x1080.

    When it say retina display on iPAD or Mac book pro, everyone applauds, rarely you heard that it is "UN-NECESSARY".
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