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Samsung Announces Retina Tablet Display

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.

  • ikefu
    And all the tablet GPUs just had a heart attack

    Next up: AMD announces Radeon 6970 for tablets!
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  • invlem
    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
    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
    Wont they get sued by apple for using the term 'retina' display? Just saying...
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  • lukeeu
    + for qwerty keyboard
    - for being pointless
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  • restatement3dofted
    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
    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
    we expect to see an astounding display tomorrow.

    and equally astounding prices for these tablets.
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  • sliem
    We also need 99999999 MP camera front and back in it otherwise we won't buy it!
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  • milktea
    I wish the 2560x1600 display was in AMOLED. :|
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