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Samsung Cooking Up a 7-inch AMOLED Display

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 17 comments

Very pretty displays coming next year.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab, unlike its Galaxy S phone little brothers, uses an LCD display instead of the company's wonderful Super AMOLED display.

Of course, making one that's 4-inches is quite a different ordeal than making one that's 7-inches. Production cost reasons kept the AMOLED technology out of the Galaxy Tab, but you can bet that a future model down the road will have it.

A good indication of this is that Samsung will display a 7-inch WXVGA (1200x600) resolution OLED screen at an exhibition in Japan running next week.

Production of this panel will start in June 2011 and Samsung plans to sell this panel in the very same year. Not only that, but Samsung will be selling the panel to other companies, so we could see competing tablets running OLED too.

Source: OLED-display

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    g00fysmiley , November 4, 2010 3:25 PM
    i sence my next phone having this display, here's hioping somebody will release it as a 7 inch phone instead of just a tablet pc :D  .. and even better is hp makes it running webos :D 
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    scook9 , November 4, 2010 3:30 PM
    Why not just make it 1280x720 and therefore 720p.....I consider that a fail on their part personally
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    rbarone69 , November 4, 2010 3:34 PM
    Cant wait for OLED to become more mainstream so costs will come down. Also wondering if Apple will ever run OLED in their phones. The contrast is wonderful.

    Interesting OLED ink article: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/plextronics-announces-availability-of-next-generation-oled-ink-early-sampling-at-universal-display-corporation-shows-boost-in-lifetime-and-lower-operating-voltage-106614508.html
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    exodite , November 4, 2010 4:24 PM
    scook9Why not just make it 1280x720 and therefore 720p.....I consider that a fail on their part personally

    ^A thousand times this.

    So close yet so far away.
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    joebob2000 , November 4, 2010 4:38 PM
    The problem is that thanks to the RBGB arrangement of the subpixels, a pixel density any lower than what they currently do for the 4" display on the galaxy s will look like utter trash. IMO it is already borderline unacceptable compared to the incredible LCD screens used by other phones, but my eyesight is probably more resolute than most. I will be interested to see how the 7" version looks but i am not holding out hope. They need to bite the bullet and do RGB squares like LCD screens, or the AMOLED revolution will derail.
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    AMW1011 , November 4, 2010 5:42 PM
    Yay? So will it actually cost something reasonable next time too?

    Did Samsung just not realize that the iPad IS OVERPRICED, so to release something AS MUCH AS it, is OVERPRICED?

    It sucks because I want to get really excited about this, but I'm not putting down $500-$600 on a Tablet no matter what.

    I just bought an Archos 70, which is almost as good as the Galaxy Tab with the marketplace hack, for $253 shipped...
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    Simple11 , November 4, 2010 5:54 PM
    AMW1011Yay? So will it actually cost something reasonable next time too?Did Samsung just not realize that the iPad IS OVERPRICED, so to release something AS MUCH AS it, is OVERPRICED?It sucks because I want to get really excited about this, but I'm not putting down $500-$600 on a Tablet no matter what.I just bought an Archos 70, which is almost as good as the Galaxy Tab with the marketplace hack, for $253 shipped...


    Overpriced, yet its selling.
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    milktea , November 4, 2010 6:15 PM
    I love my Galaxy S phone. The Super-AMOLED is so nice. It simple beats all other LCD competion. :) 
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    miloo , November 4, 2010 6:27 PM
    rbarone69Cant wait for OLED to become more mainstream so costs will come down. Also wondering if Apple will ever run OLED in their phones. The contrast is wonderful.Interesting OLED ink article: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-rel [...] 14508.html


    bet they will stick with their RETINA shit
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    kelemvor4 , November 4, 2010 6:39 PM
    Call me when the 65" amoled tv's come out and are about $1000.
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    kelemvor4 , November 4, 2010 6:40 PM
    AMW1011Did Samsung just not realize that the iPad IS OVERPRICED, so to release something AS MUCH AS it, is OVERPRICED?


    Sure they did, however they also realized that consumers are stupid and are paying that much anyway.
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    brett1042002 , November 4, 2010 9:00 PM
    Funny how 99% of these articles somehow turn into a Apple Flame Fest.

    Lots of sandy vaginas here on Tom's.

    Haters gonna hate.... etc etc...
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    kronos_cornelius , November 4, 2010 10:19 PM
    Now you got my attention. The screen on the Galaxy S makes it the number one smartphone period, surpassing any other features you may want to add.

    Now a table with OLED will make it thinner and lighter to the point that they may want to add a few lead weights (the Galaxy S feels like a toy it is so light).

    I still feel that my Galaxy S does anything I would want to do with the 7" Galaxy tab. However, throw in the next version of Ubuntu ( the one optimized for touch screen), and I may not be able to resist the temptation. After all, I may be able to come up with uses for it.
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    alchemy69 , November 5, 2010 12:52 AM
    kelemvor4Call me when the 65" amoled tv's come out and are about $1000.


    Why would you want a touch-screen tv?
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    lolsir , November 5, 2010 2:28 AM
    That picture is so old
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    dEAne , November 5, 2010 5:23 AM
    Amoled does not look good under the sun.
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    anarchy4sale , November 5, 2010 1:05 PM
    dEAneAmoled does not look good under the sun.


    Super Amoled, which is what this article is about, do look good under sun.