There is word coming from industry sources that points to Samsung gearing up for some new devices in the second half of 2011. According to one industry source, Samsung is buying a huge quantity of touch sensors that are used in the making of 4-inch AMOLED screens. Samsung has reportedly purchased 30 million of the touch sensors.
The sensors are being ordered from Chunghwa Picture Tubes and other Taiwanese sources. The shipments of the sensors are said to start in the second half of the year. While the sensors are set to be used in 4-inch AMOLED screens Samsung is also ramping up to produce 7-inch AMOLED or possibly Super-AMOLED screens on its own 5.5G line in the second half of the year.
Samsung showed off a prototype AMOLED at FPD-International 2010 with a resolution of 1024 x 600. Samsung has stated that it wants better resolution than that prototype could muster leading to suspicion that the screen that enters producing in the second half of this year will be a Super-AMOLED. These stories point to some new gear coming later hits year or in 2012. Samsung leans on Android a lot so any new smartphone or tablet would likely be running the Google Android OS.
[via Android Community]