Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in

Report: New Galaxy Tab to Have 2560x1600 'Retina' Display

By - Source: BGR | B 99 comments

Samsung is rumored to be producing an 11-inch Galaxy Tab equipped with a Retina display.

Apple's iPad 3 is rumored to boast one of the company's exalted retina displays. Though there hasn't been much in the way of rumors or leaks to suggest this, its assumed based on the fact that the iPad 2 missed out on this feature. However, it seems the iPad 3 won't be the only tablet with an out of this world screen. The latest rumors doing the rounds in the blogosphere say Sammy is currently working on an 11.6-inch Galaxy Tab with a resolution of 2560 x 1600 and a 16:10 aspect ratio.

Boy Genius Report cites a trusted source in reporting that the tablet will be unveiled at Mobile World Congress next Spring, which is the same event Samsung used to debut the Galaxy Tabs 10.1 and 8.9 earlier this year. The tablet is also said to have Ice Cream Sandwich and a dual-core Exynos 5250 CPU clocked at 2GHz. BGR reports that this CPU is supposedly very similar to Apple's new A6 CPU, which is a dual-core Cortex A15 chip.

Discuss
Display all 99 comments.
This thread is closed for comments
Top Comments
  • 36 Hide
    ahlkid1213 , December 11, 2011 4:56 PM
    Anyone else sensing another Apple vs. Samsung lawsuit next year?
  • 34 Hide
    stm1185 , December 11, 2011 5:08 PM
    I cant get a 27 inch monitor with 2560x1440 res for under $850 but you can get an "11 tablet with a 2560x1600 screen for probably $500. WTF LCD PANEL PEOPLE, GET ON THAT!
  • 22 Hide
    stm1185 , December 11, 2011 5:26 PM
    kartu27" monitor is, uhm, 5-6 times bigger area than 11"?

    Because making pixels 5-6 times smaller is easier?
Other Comments
  • 36 Hide
    ahlkid1213 , December 11, 2011 4:56 PM
    Anyone else sensing another Apple vs. Samsung lawsuit next year?
  • 12 Hide
    cheemster , December 11, 2011 5:00 PM
    Crapple's stock is gonna get raped.
  • 34 Hide
    stm1185 , December 11, 2011 5:08 PM
    I cant get a 27 inch monitor with 2560x1440 res for under $850 but you can get an "11 tablet with a 2560x1600 screen for probably $500. WTF LCD PANEL PEOPLE, GET ON THAT!
  • 11 Hide
    kartu , December 11, 2011 5:09 PM
    I'd prefer Samsung to go AMOLED instead of going crazy resolutions.
    Dropping microSD card slot was enough of Apple trend following.
  • 0 Hide
    kartu , December 11, 2011 5:11 PM
    stm1185I cant get a 27 inch monitor with 2560x1440 res for under $850 but you can get an "11 tablet with a 2560x1600 screen for probably $500. WTF LCD PANEL PEOPLE, GET ON THAT!

    27" monitor is, uhm, 5-6 times bigger area than 11"?
  • 0 Hide
    molo9000 , December 11, 2011 5:12 PM
    Very nice, IF they keep the weight down.
    Anything heavier than current 10" tablets (600g) could be too heavy to be comfortable.
  • 0 Hide
    Hellbound , December 11, 2011 5:20 PM
    If this is true, I will be getting one. But I do see Apple attempting a lawsuit over this.
  • 10 Hide
    KingArcher , December 11, 2011 5:20 PM
    What is the point of having such high resolution on a tablet that is around 10" - 11"
  • 19 Hide
    Marcus Yam , December 11, 2011 5:23 PM
    kartuPSDear Toms, please please plase stop using MOTOROLA XOOM picture in stories about SAMSUNG GALAXY. Those are 4 different tablets!!!

    I have no idea what you are talking about. That is a picture of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1.

    It was a press shot that we received from Samsung. Here is the back of the product with its proud "SAMSUNG" logo:
  • -7 Hide
    frozendarkness , December 11, 2011 5:26 PM
    such a typical android response, always just want big and bigger numbers for their hardware. Is 11.6" really a tablet anymore? Also, it's crazy to think but this isn't really a retina display since the de-facto rule is that it has to be over 300 PPI, while this is around 260
  • 22 Hide
    stm1185 , December 11, 2011 5:26 PM
    kartu27" monitor is, uhm, 5-6 times bigger area than 11"?

    Because making pixels 5-6 times smaller is easier?
  • 11 Hide
    archngaming , December 11, 2011 5:28 PM
    KingArcherWhat is the point of having such high resolution on a tablet that is around 10" - 11"

    Longer answer: The point is to have an extremely high ppi so images look as good as possible. Just because no one can afford manufacturing that ppi on a full sized monitor (yet) doesn't me we shouldn't have it on a smaller tablet screen.

    Short answer: Progress.
  • 12 Hide
    jgutz2006 , December 11, 2011 5:32 PM
    Apple owns the patent for any resolution of: 2560 x 1600 so Royalties will be paid to everyone who attempts to use a resolution equal or greater than this!
  • 4 Hide
    jiangyi , December 11, 2011 5:33 PM
    frozendarknesssuch a typical android response, always just want big and bigger numbers for their hardware. Is 11.6" really a tablet anymore? Also, it's crazy to think but this isn't really a retina display since the de-facto rule is that it has to be over 300 PPI, while this is around 260


    Retina display is just a marketing term these days. Besides, what's wrong with bigger numbers? Would you like to still be using 256MB of RAM and a screen that's 1024x768? Same type of thing. While it might not cater to you, other people will want it.
  • -2 Hide
    jgutz2006 , December 11, 2011 5:36 PM
    KingArcherWhat is the point of having such high resolution on a tablet that is around 10" - 11"

    Manufacturers need ways to differentiate themselves in the android market as there are SO many devices that are basically the same with a few minor differences between one another. Also why not have the absolutely best picture possible, I'm personally waiting for a 5" to 5.5" tablet/phone hybrid device, something sized like the samsung galaxy player, maybe just a touch larger would satisfy my needs for both devices
  • 5 Hide
    techguy378 , December 11, 2011 5:49 PM
    ahlkid1213Anyone else sensing another Apple vs. Samsung lawsuit next year?

    It's illegal to make a non Apple slate style tablet. Companies that are doing this are breaking the law because they are violating Apple's patents. Just ask Apple. They are the top experts in patent law.
  • 0 Hide
    nicodemus_mm , December 11, 2011 5:58 PM
    frozendarknesssuch a typical android response, always just want big and bigger numbers for their hardware. Is 11.6" really a tablet anymore? Also, it's crazy to think but this isn't really a retina display since the de-facto rule is that it has to be over 300 PPI, while this is around 260


    Actually with regard to displays that would be a typical Apple response. Also the price tag for any Apple computer when you consider the specs.
  • 0 Hide
    andrewcutter , December 11, 2011 5:59 PM
    some people question the need for high resolution and called it market thing. However i do not think so. This is my reasoning.
    on a small 5 inch or 4 inch phone screen, it would not matter. But on a 10 to 11 inch screen i think so. This difference is clearly visible when we read text. My laptop screen is 15 inch 1440 by 800. if i place it close to my eye like a normal book and try to read stuff, i can clearly see the pixels in the background. at 10 to 11 inches, the screen size may be small. but so are the total number of pixels. so even though i do not have a tablet, this same problem might be there. The move to higher resolution at tablet screen size will give us a closer to a book reading experience which is a good thing i think. if anyone thinks i am wrong on this, please correct me. thank you for reading this
  • 3 Hide
    husker , December 11, 2011 6:13 PM
    frozendarknesssuch a typical android response, always just want big and bigger numbers for their hardware. Is 11.6" really a tablet anymore? Also, it's crazy to think but this isn't really a retina display since the de-facto rule is that it has to be over 300 PPI, while this is around 260

    And that is a typical Apple response. Just because an iPad is a certain size that does not define the "correct" size for a tablet device. Head's up: Its a big world out there, come and join us sometime.
Display more comments