Samsung to Produce 7-inch Super AMOLED Screens, Expect Them in Tablets Next Year

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It has already been hinted that Samsung would eventually turn to their Super AMOLED technology for a next-generation tablet, but the technology was passed over for the original Galaxy Tab due to pricing and production issues. Now the manufacturer is announcing that come next June they will begin production of a 7-inch version of the S-AMOLED screen for use in their own products and for sale to other manufacturers.

The new screens will feature an improved 1200×600 resolution compared to the 1024×600 resolution of the current TFT LCD display deployed in the Galaxy Tab. They will also feature the same crystal clear image quality and excellent dark/bright contrast that has come to make the Super AMOLED one of my personal favorite mobile screens of all time.

So will the addition of a Super AMOLED screen make the next Galaxy Tab even pricier than the first? We’d hope by the time the new screens are rolling out the technology will have taken a price drop, but if Samsung can’t address issues that led to AMOLED shortages earlier this year, they may be going at a premium.

[via Giz]

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  • 2FR35H

    Sweet! Galaxy Tab 2?

  • Phydeaux

    Hopefully these won’t suffer from the terrible burn-in that their regular AMOLED screens have.

  • DanGrover

    Hmmm, I shouldn’t imagine having a different pixel size (and even aspect ratio) will help with the “loads of apps don’t work on tabs” problem a great deal.

  • UniqueNate

    I think it will be fine. The normal 4 inch super amoled screens are doing just fine. I think they can make it just as good with a bigger version. I can’t wait to see what the resolution will look like in person. It doesn’t seem like its to much of a bump in resolution judging by numbers. Have to wait and see.

    I want to see a noticeable difference in Res on a mobile phone with a super amoled screen.

  • Steven Skwarkowski

    These companies need to begin with more standard resolutions. This off the wall 1200×600 stuff seems a bit odd. Its more of a widescreen than the current 4″ galaxy s lineup. If they kept the same sizing, it would be a 1400×840 resolution. This sounds lame

  • JC

    @Unique

    Dude, if you think it’s “FINE” you never seen a super amoled. It’s the only way to go. I can’t go back to any screen now.

  • ToastnJam

    I agree with JC…nothing beats a super amoled screen! Especially in direct sun.
    For some reason I thought the galaxy tab that just coming out already had a super amoled screen. That sucks….especially for the price their asking! Oh well…i wonder if this thing has gorilla glass?

  • Homo Habilis

    Would a a non pentile version be too much to ask for?