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Is This a 10.1-inch Galaxy Tab Prototype?

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 20 comments

That's a nice looking display for an ereader!

Samsung's Galaxy Tab is only making its way into consumers' hands this week, but already, we're looking to the future. Today rumors of a next-generation Galaxy Tab are doing the rounds because of pictures of a Samsung-branded prototype panel posted to Tech On!.

Tech On! is attending FPD International 2010 in Chiba, Japan, this week, and thanks to them we've already seen some stunning photos of the flexible AMOLED displays that Samsung is working on. However, also on show at FPD, is a super-skinny, 1.8-millimeter thick prototype display panel, which Samsung showed off via a 10.1-inch notebook and an "ereading device."

Though there was nothing about tablets mentioned in Tech On!'s report, the pictures show the ereading device doing very unereader-like tasks and it didn't take long for talk to turn to a tablet or slate using this panel.

It's exciting to think about this kind of display in a tablet, but unfortunately, Samsung said commercialization of the product is still between two and three years away, but this 1,024x600, 250cd/m2, 1,000:1 display, complete with a 50 percent color gamut, definitely has us all hot and bothered.

Hit up Tech On! for more pictures of the panel.

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    halodude23 , November 11, 2010 8:43 PM
    Looks like an Ipad... but bigger
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    nforce4max , November 11, 2010 9:07 PM
    The only problems with these is the weak cpu even for the os and I have tried the x86 version which is tiny. Second is storage despite how small the os is and the app that are usually less than 1mb in size but multimedia content like movies that eat it up quickly. Then ram 128 to 256mb of ram is to small even for this os when one factors in apps so 512mb to 1gb would do wonders performance wise. The screen size and weight is just right for these tablets.
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    K2N hater , November 11, 2010 9:09 PM
    it's really awesome. can't argue the features of it. just don't answer it like a normal phone because... people will laugh at you.
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    lauxenburg , November 11, 2010 9:17 PM
    halodude23Looks like an Ipad... but bigger


    Doesn't really resemble an iPad at all.
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    Anonymous , November 11, 2010 10:29 PM
    Looks like one of theose cheapo digital frames.
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    wotan31 , November 11, 2010 10:40 PM
    halodude23Looks like an Ipad... but bigger

    Like it or hate it, iPad is the most successful tablet device ever, and the market leader by an enormous margin. That fact alone means that all the me-too manufacturers are going to emulate their design. "Stick with what works" kind of a thing. Only once they've established themselves will they try and develop unique designs. Look a Lexus. When toyota first started the Lexus brand in the US, the cars were so boring, so bland, so unoriginal. They copied styling queues from their upmarket competition and didn't get very creative at all. Now that it's an established brand, they're developing their own identity and going their own way. Every industry does this.
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    chickenhoagie , November 11, 2010 10:53 PM
    10 inches is too much for me to handle! :o 
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    lejay , November 11, 2010 11:07 PM
    chickenhoagie10 inches is too much for me to handle!

    Start out with 7 inches and slowly work your way up.
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    phexac , November 11, 2010 11:09 PM
    One unfortunate thing I heard is that at first, the Galaxy tab is coming out without the Super AMOLED display found in the Galaxy S phone. Instead it will be some crappy low quality display. Until that tab get the super AMOLED and Samsung definitely resolves their GPS issues, their smart phone and tablet phones are a no go.
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    mman74 , November 12, 2010 12:04 AM
    Should have been available on day one!
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    eddieroolz , November 12, 2010 3:16 AM
    They should've planned this from the beginning!

    Also, the "SAMSUNG" lettering is a bit distracting.
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    dEAne , November 12, 2010 4:29 AM
    Much bigger than an iPad.cool.
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    alyoshka , November 12, 2010 5:24 AM
    Massive Borders...........they could cut them down a little to make them sleeker..... but 3 years is too much of a wait..... esp for a samsung.....
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    SneakySnake , November 12, 2010 5:52 AM
    The apparent specs suck for something that's 2-3 years away, and it looks to long, the aspect ratio could use some tweaking
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    kartu , November 12, 2010 5:57 AM
    wotan31Like it or hate it, iPad is the most successful tablet device ever, and the market leader by an enormous margin. That fact alone means that all the me-too manufacturers are going to emulate their design.


    Bullshit. As they didn't invent tablets, all "Apple's design" comes down to is:

    1) lack of expansion slots
    2) draconian restrictions
    3) being forced to used crippleware from Apple also on PC to connect to those things

    I don't see much of that in devices by other manufacturers.
    There is currently no good OS for them, as product is relatively new, and that's it.

    Most of the tech savy customers don't even consider devices from Apple for obvious, never mentioned in reviews, reasons.
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    eklipz330 , November 12, 2010 5:59 AM
    lejayStart out with 7 inches and slowly work your way up.

    one day, you may get as far as i have. proud handler of a 21.6 incher
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    radiumburn , November 12, 2010 2:48 PM
    Quote:
    one day, you may get as far as i have. proud handler of a 21.6 incher

    you use your left hand or your right hand for that?
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    alyoshka , November 12, 2010 3:28 PM
    ^+1 I like that comment and gave it a Thumbs up too... :) 
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    WarraWarra , November 12, 2010 4:06 PM
    How do you stop it from falling out of your hands ? or any pad device from falling out of your hands?

    PS> With the strong normal daily sunlight at the beach how can you see anything on this or a iPad ?
    It is bad enough to see on crazy pumpkin day life news reporters saying Apple please fix the readability in normal outside env. for iPad.
    Also my sun glasses gets scratched by sand somehow ending up on a cleanly washed tumble dried beach towel so how easily does this things / iPad screen gets scratched ?
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    WarraWarra , November 12, 2010 4:29 PM
    SneakySnakeThe apparent specs suck for something that's 2-3 years away, and it looks to long, the aspect ratio could use some tweaking


    Samsung is about to release one in +/-Jan 2011 where is this 2-3 years coming from ?
    The one with the flexible super amoled screen, surely you guys read some tech websites and keep up with old tech news.

    Every one of the manufacturers is waiting for "Android 3" tablet version not ( Android 3 "2.3 gingerbread rebranded" ) mobile phone edition.

    Some other 10" examples:
    http://pdadb.net/index.php?m=specs&id=2627&c=sharp_galapagos_10.8_media_tablet
    http://pdadb.net/index.php?m=specs&id=2595&c=archos_101_internet_tablet_16gb
    http://pdadb.net/index.php?m=specs&id=2609&c=interpad_10_home_edition
    http://pdadb.net/index.php?m=specs&id=2290&c=notion_ink_adam_variant_a_32gb
    http://pdadb.net/index.php?m=specs&id=2627&c=sharp_galapagos_10.8_media_tablet

    Man I love it when news gets removed from the internet like the 10" Samsung tablet and it's release dates, who would have though Apple has so much power over Samsung and Apple's rebranded Samsung 10" "Apple 10inch iPad".

    Viva no freedom of the press take down order crap.
    Damn tired of having to "save page as" for each news article on a separate hd to prevent the lost news items.