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.
Doesn't really resemble an iPad at all.