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Samsung Announces Retina Tablet Display

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Samsung will be revealing an ultra-high resolution display for tablets at the SID Display Week 2011, which will opened its doors over the weekend.

The 10.1-inch screen features a resolution of 2560x1600 pixels, which is four times the pixel density of common 10.1" (Android) tablets such as the Motorola Xoom (1280x800 pixels). Apple's iPad and iPad 2, by the way run with 1024xz768 pixels.

The Samsung display has a density of 300 dpi, which falls just short of the iPhone 4's 326 dpi an could be considered the first "Retina" display for tablets. According to the manufacturer, the screen delivers a brightness of 300 cd/m2 indoor and outdoor as much as 600 cd/m2 to, which should be enough to see content on the display even in direct sunlight.

The "PenTile" display technology is provided by Nouvoyance, which engineered a quincunx pattern of pixels, rather than the usual square pattern. The quincunx approach features more connection points with neighboring [pixels and less gaps, according to Nouvoyance. The result? Apparently, the clarity of the screen is much better than what we would expect from a 2560x1600 pixel 10.1-inch display. Given the fact that we typically seen such resolution only on high-end 30-inch displays anyway, we expect to see an astounding display tomorrow.

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    ikefu , May 16, 2011 10:25 PM
    And all the tablet GPUs just had a heart attack

    Next up: AMD announces Radeon 6970 for tablets!
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    invlem , May 16, 2011 10:28 PM
    ikefuAnd all the tablet GPUs just had a heart attackNext up: AMD announces Radeon 6970 for tablets!


    Agreed!

    We've gone from run of the mill resolutions to extreme in one generation.

    I kind of figured they would have made a stop at 1920x1080 before going to something as high as that... I can't even imagine running anything graphically intensive on a resolution like that.
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    internetlad , May 16, 2011 10:30 PM
    ikefuAnd all the tablet GPUs just had a heart attackNext up: AMD announces Radeon 6970 for tablets!

    Lol too true, do you REALLY need super-hi res graphics for an 10.1 inch screen?
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    jgalecio , May 16, 2011 10:31 PM
    Wont they get sued by apple for using the term 'retina' display? Just saying...
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    lukeeu , May 16, 2011 10:33 PM
    + for qwerty keyboard
    - for being pointless
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    restatement3dofted , May 16, 2011 10:34 PM
    No, Samsung announced a tablet with a high-definition screen - one with a higher resolution than Apple's "Retina" display (a term for which Apple has filed a trademark application). It's a stupid name, anyway - all the more reason to avoid using it inappropriately.
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    restatement3dofted , May 16, 2011 10:35 PM
    jgalecioWont they get sued by apple for using the term 'retina' display? Just saying...


    Samsung didn't - Douglas Perry tacked "Retina" onto it.
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    dgingeri , May 16, 2011 10:55 PM
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    we expect to see an astounding display tomorrow.


    and equally astounding prices for these tablets.
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    sliem , May 16, 2011 10:58 PM
    We also need 99999999 MP camera front and back in it otherwise we won't buy it!
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    milktea , May 16, 2011 11:11 PM
    I wish the 2560x1600 display was in AMOLED. :|
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    robochump , May 16, 2011 11:16 PM
    But will the new display kill batteries 4 times faster?!?
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    shreeharsha , May 16, 2011 11:22 PM
    can it run crysis even at 5 fps at that resolution?
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    thefiend1 , May 16, 2011 11:27 PM
    First people want retina displays, now there is complaints about it not having enough graphics power. I for one WANT said retina display. And personally I think it will push companies like AMD and Nvidia to push their mobile graphics solution to new possibilities.
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    eklipz330 , May 16, 2011 11:27 PM
    ok now im pissed. we dont even have that kinda tech on tv's and BARELY on monitors! DONT TELL ME THAT TABLET TECHNOLOGY IS AHEAD OF THE CURVE, OR I WILL STAB SOMEONE
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    eddieroolz , May 16, 2011 11:45 PM
    Please let's not make "retina" the new buzzword. Our retina can't quantified by a number.
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    nebun , May 17, 2011 12:01 AM
    milkteaI wish the 2560x1600 display was in AMOLED. :|

    amoled is ever-rated
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    nebun , May 17, 2011 12:02 AM
    eklipz330ok now im pissed. we dont even have that kinda tech on tv's and BARELY on monitors! DONT TELL ME THAT TABLET TECHNOLOGY IS AHEAD OF THE CURVE, OR I WILL STAB SOMEONE

    lol
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    PudgyChicken , May 17, 2011 12:05 AM
    OLD news. Read this a few days ago on Giz. Late to the party as usual, eh, Toms?
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    Anonymous , May 17, 2011 12:16 AM
    does that mean your movies will look crap as the power Vr graphics GPu struggles to upscale and puts artifacts everywhere?
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    schmich , May 17, 2011 12:38 AM
    Another one? Oh no, it's just TH being several _days_ late in its news as usual.
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