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Samsung Planning To Launch A Retina Display Tablet Before iPad 3?

by on December 10th, 2011

BGR is reporting that Samsung is planning to launch its own retina-display tablet that will carry a screen with resolution as high as 2560 x 1600. According to the many rumors that we have heard so far, iPad 3 will sport a display with resolution of 2048×1536 which is far less than what Samsung is reportedly aiming for, ie. 2560 x 1600. But this could also be due to the large screen size as the report suggests that Samsung’s tablet will have a 11.6″ screen which is 1.5″ bigger than the iPad. The report also claims that the tablet will be running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS and it will most likely be unveiled at Mobile World Congress in February 2012.

Quoting from the source:

“Even though the tablet features a larger display than Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1, we’re told that the tablet is “barely larger” due to the fact the slate will have a thinner bezel with a whopping 2560 x 1600 resolution, 11.6-inch screen with a 16:10 aspect ratio. The tablet will use a dual-core Exynos 5250 CPU clocked at 2GHz. We have also heard that Apple’s new A6 CPU will be very similar to the Samsung CPU, which is a dual-core Cortex A15 chip.”

Even though the iPad 3 is also expected to introduce a new display technology along with the retina resolution, there have been reports indicating production holdups on creating these high-end screens. Does that mean Samsung will beat Apple to market with a launch of its own retina tablet first?

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