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Samsung Cooking Up a 7-inch AMOLED Display

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

Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • g00fysmiley
    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
    Why not just make it 1280x720 and therefore 720p.....I consider that a fail on their part personally
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  • rbarone69
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    I love my Galaxy S phone. The Super-AMOLED is so nice. It simple beats all other LCD competion. :)
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  • miloo
    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
    Call me when the 65" amoled tv's come out and are about $1000.
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