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Just in case you've not noticed recently, display manufacturers have been working their butts off to mass produce high-quality display units for all of us technology hungry individuals. Samsung is no exception to that that, in fact Samsung is one of the leaders in display technologies and they're getting ready to show off the industry’s first 10.1-inch WQXGA (2560 x 1600) format PenTile RGBW tablet display.

“Samsung’s PenTile display technology is the only display technology that operates at 40 percent less power yet provides twice that of Full HD-viewing performance for consumers compared to legacy RGB stripe LCDs. There is no other commercial display technology on the market today that offers this high of a resolution and pixel density in a 10.1-inch size display,” said Dr. Sungtae Shin, Senior VP of Samsung Electronics. 

So what does all this mean to consumers? Basically -- we're going to be getting some seriously high quality displays in some of the upcoming tablets. Luckily for us, those displays will be lighter and 40 percent more power-efficient. Which, is a great thing -- that stuff leads to lighter, visually better and longer lasting tablets. Hit the break for the full press release and background info about  Samsung’s PenTile display technology.

Source: Business Wire
More: Nouvoyance, PenTile

Samsung Electronics and Nouvoyance Demonstrate 10.1-inch, 300dpi WQXGA PenTile RGBW Prototype Display for Tablet Market

PenTile RGBW is the only display to optimize balance between power efficiency and high performance viewing in tablets
SID Display Week 2011

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--At the SID Display Week 2011 International Symposium (LA Convention Center, Booth 707) May 17-19, Samsung Electronics is demonstrating the industry’s first 10.1-inch WQXGA (2560 x 1600) format PenTile™ RGBW tablet display, an ultra-high resolution, liquid crystal display (LCD). The prototype demonstration marks the first time this resolution has been available for the tablet market in the popular – 10.1-inch – format, rivaling the highest resolution smartphone displays now on the market. Samsung expects to have commercial availability of this technology for tablet applications later this year.

Because tablets are regularly used for viewing rich-colored images, the 10.1-inch 300 dpi display is ideal for applications that require extraordinary image and text clarity such as browsing the web and viewing high-definition movies, or reading books and spreadsheets.

“In order to develop tablets with the form and function that consumers demand, a design engineer ultimately has to determine how to get the highest resolution display possible, while still fitting within the overall power budget for their design,” said Joel Pollack, executive vice president of Nouvoyance, Samsung’s affiliate company that developed the PenTile RGBW technology.

Lightness and power efficiency of the display are critical factors since higher resolution displays typically draw more power.

“Samsung’s PenTile display technology is the only display technology that operates at 40 percent less power yet provides twice that of Full HD-viewing performance for consumers compared to legacy RGB stripe LCDs. There is no other commercial display technology on the market today that offers this high of a resolution and pixel density in a 10.1-inch size display,” said Dr. Sungtae Shin, Senior VP of Samsung Electronics.

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.

For more information about the technology behind this WQXGA ultra high-resolution display prototype, go to www.pentileblog.com

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2010 consolidated sales of US$135.8 billion. Employing approximately 190,500 people in 206 offices across 68 countries, the company consists of eight independently operated business units: Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, Digital Imaging, Semiconductor and LCD. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, semiconductor chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.

About Nouvoyance

Nouvoyance is a technology development company that develops PenTile® technology, in partnership with Samsung Electronics, for flat-panel display manufacturers and their IC suppliers to improve the brightness, resolution, contrast, and power consumption of flat-panel displays. For more information about Nouvoyance, visit www.nouvoyance.com.

For related information, please refer to the Samsung release titled, "Samsung Demonstrates PenTile RGBCW Multiprimary LCD with 2D RGB Local Dimming Backlight for Ultra-Low Power Next-Gen HDTVs."
 
There are 13 comments

TheMan876 says:

I'll believe it when I see it. Pentile disgusts me, I don't care how vibrant the colors are.

daveloft says:

Pentile at the same resolution is not as good, but at this resolution I doubt anyone will have anything to complain about.

peterfares says:

Die PenTile die!
I hate it so much. I will never again buy anything with a PenTile screen. They look like shit.

fryhole says:

Use your noodle. Much like how 800x480 pentile displays are far sharper than the 480x320 non-pentile displays before them, this is going to be crisper than anything else out there. And colors being vibrant has nothing to do with pentile and all to do with the screen tech being used.

jdm4u says:

So basically then, we shouldn't jump on the Galaxy Tab 10.1 just yet?

caliskimmer says:

Whoa, hold on there. PenTile? Yeah, it looks great on paper, but definitely not when you're holding it in your hands (except the great, vibrant colors). When I got the Epic 4g, the display disappointed me compared to the Evo's display. Yeah, I loved how much more the colors popped out, but I really did not like PenTile Matrix. I'd take this with a grain of salt and until I see it in person, I'm not going to show over-the-top enthusiasm like I did with the Epic before I got it.

nbhnohome says:

This PenTile display is different from SAMOLED PenTile. It's RGB&W PenTile, quite different from RGB PenTile of SAMOLED. It's gonna be a long wait till we can experience this monster (At leat, we must have Tegra 3 to handle this monster)

kenyee says:

At that resolution, I'm not even sure you see pentile any more...

crxssi says:

2560 x 1600? On a 10" screen???? I don't have bionic eyes, nor would I hold the thing three inches from my nose. I see very little advantage of such technology. Would much rather they work on contrast, daylight compatible screens, and lower power.

nbhnohome says:

Welcome back to the 80s. How old r u ??? 60, 70 or something ??? Only people at these ages could spit out these statement.

caliskimmer says:

Well, as long as SAMOLED PenTile dies and RGBW PenTile does live up to our standards, I approve of this device! Can't wait for more information, but I also hope for good battery life as well.

Beezzy says:

THis is when Im going to get a tablet! I need a super awesome display! And it uses less power and look better! Im game!

Congratulations Samsung. This is the second tab you will have made obsolete before it launches