updated 07:45 am EDT, Wed November 3, 2010
Samsung 7in Super AMOLED coming for tablets
Samsung Mobile Display today revealed plans for its first large-size Super AMOLED screen. The seven-inch, 1200x600 panel is designed for tablets and, like the four-inch version in the Galaxy S, theoretically provides the high contrast, high color and wide viewing angles of AMOLED but outdoor visibility like with LCD. Samsung has had to use LCD in the Galaxy Tab both because of the limits of regular AMOLED and the lack of larger developments.
The seven-inch screen is due sometime in 2011 and may hinge on the launch of a 5.5-generation AMOLED production line due sometime within the first half of next year. Samsung is most likely to be its own main customer and could use Super AMOLED for future Galaxy Tab models, but as a display maker it could also support other customers and customize its screens based on their needs.
Samsung had tried to tout the superiority of Super AMOLED in every instance versus LCD but has had to backtrack on its claims after it couldn't manage the technique with the Galaxy Tab. The company also suffered a more objective defeat in recent months after the iPhone 4 won in display tests since its much sharper, more color-neutral display was favored over the quality but sometimes oversaturated Super AMOLED technology.
The public should get a first showing of Samsung's technology at the FPD International expo, which starts in Japan on November 10. [via OLED-Display]