Samsung Demos the First 10.1-inch 300 dpi Resolution Display for Tablets

Attendees of the SID Display Week 2011 International Symposium in Los Angeles are getting a first hand look at Samsung’s new 10.1-inch WQXGA (2560 x 1600) format PenTile™ RGBW tablet display created in partnership with Nouvoyance. The LCD screen offers the same resolution density as Apple’s “Retina” display, currently found in the iPhone 4, but on a much larger scale. Bonus: the PenTile display consumes 40% less energy than legacy RGB stripe LCDs in power-saving mode. According to Samsung’s press announcement, consumers will see tablets equipped with the new display technology later this year. I’m curious… how many of you would be interested in such a display? My guess is it will be harder to read web content in its native resolution (unless the device will auto-zoom web content to, say, a width of 1280px) — the text online gets tinier as the pixel density increases.

PenTile RGBW WQXGA Technology Highlights

  • This 10.1-inch tablet panel is capable of 300 cd/m2 of luminance, yet uses 40 percent less power than that used by legacy RGB stripe LCDs in power-saving modes.
  • An outdoor brightness mode of as much as 600 cd/m2 luminance enables viewing in bright ambient lighting.
  • The display’s color gamut is 72 percent., allowing greater color realism than legacy RGB stripe tablet displays that have a typical color gamut of 55 percent NTSC.
  • PenTile technology achieves 300 dpi resolution with two-thirds the number of subpixels, maintaining the VESA/ICDM display resolution standard.

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