Apple’s iPads Could Be Challenged By Samsung’s AMOLED Tablets Next Year

Samsung could be working on new high-end tablets with AMOLED displays according to South Korean Web portal Naver. Following some industry rumors, Naver said that Samsung is working on a 8-inch screen tablet and a 10-inch screen tablet. Both will come with AMOLED displays, which are designed to be faster, thinner, and brighter than the LCD counterparts. Rumors also point out that the tablets are going to be part of Samsung’s premium line-up, meaning they won’t come cheap.

“We were the first to commercialize AMOLED back in 2007. This year we successfully produced 440 ppi [pixels per inch] high-resolution AMOLED….we also launched the first curved AMOLED displays,” Kinam Kim, CEO of Samsung Display, said last month during a presentation at the company’s analyst day in Seoul, South Korea.

One of the tablets will reportedly be released early next year, at the same time as Samsung will launch the Galaxy S5. Samsung is aiming to compete with Apple’s iPad and iPad Mini by offering higher-end tablets with two screen sizes. The iPad Air and the new iPad Mini still use LCD screens but are equipped with the Retina Displays to enhance their resolution. Samsung outfitted its new curved Galaxy Round smartphone with an AMOLED display and sees the high-quality display as the future.

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