Samsung to demo new screen next week at SID Display Week

Are you going to be in LA next week? You might want to head over tothe SID Display Week tradeshow and conference . Saumsung have promised to show off a new screen prototype.

It’s going to be the industry’s first 10″, 300 ppi screen. it has a resolution of 2560 x 1600, and it’s promising RGBW (the W is for white). A brief Google search doesn’t show that anyone other than Nouvoyance, Samsung’s screen tech partner, working on it. this is the first I’ve heard of them.

The screen is supposed to be on tablets later this year.

Damn.  I wish I were going to Display Week, but it’s simply too close to BEA (week after).  This sounds like a screen that could give the iPad a run for its money.

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.


  1. Mike Cane13 May, 2011

    That’s a hell of a lot of pixels to push around. Given how some Tegra 2 tablets are choking on some HD files, this would only make matters even worse. I hate to say it, but only Apple would make sure they had the CPU firepower all nailed before deploying this.

  2. fjtorres13 May, 2011

    1- Here’s some details on what it is and how it works:;Crave

    2- Why assume a high-res, high quality new tech display can only be deployed with ARM silicon? This tech will probably launch at (relatively) low volume and high price which means it is a better fit for an INTEL ULV Core processor, discrete graphics, and Win7 at the $999 price point aimed at the corporate market in both tablets and laptops. Anybody remember laptops? They only sell a hundred million a year of them… The display’s 40% lower power use could boost battery life on a Core2 ULV tablet PC or thin-n-light laptop into the 10/12 hour range from today’s 7/9. There’s a lot more money to be made off corporate wintel sales than trying to wrestle the Apple hype machine relying on Googgle’s flavor of the week OS and its always-6 months-away nirvana. (But that’s a whole different topic for another day.)

    1. Nate Hoffelder13 May, 2011

      I suspect a 10″ laptop would be thought of as a netbook, which gives the device a low upper price limit. It wouldn’t be profitable.

      1. fjtorres13 May, 2011

        Corporate buyers are a bit more discerning than that.
        1- Those screens aren’t going to be cheap; with even iPads and Xooms running $700-800 with last year’s screen tech, even underpowered android tablets with those screens are likely going to start north of $800.
        2- There are entire lines of thin and lights out there right now from Acer, Sony, Toshiba and others; usually in wxga 11″ running around $100. With all the Apple hype over 10″ xga, they won’t mind a $100-200 premium to get a real OS, remote manageability, and corporate app support out of box even if the screen is a bit undersized by their standards.

        I’m thinking folks are getting carried away in the android vs apple hype and forgeting there are other roads being travelled. The longer it takes the android horde to come up with a compelling alternative to iPad, especially for the corporate road warriors, the more likely that market will go with its default wintel solutions.

        1. Nate Hoffelder14 May, 2011

          “Corporate buyers are a bit more discerning than that.”

          True, but can you say the same about the tech bloggers writing about it?

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