Is This a 10.1-inch Galaxy Tab Prototype?

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
    Looks like an Ipad... but bigger
  • nforce4max
    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.
  • K2N hater
    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.