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Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 Revealed with Super AMOLED Plus Display

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 Revealed with Super AMOLED Plus Display

What we've come to understand is the world's first mobile tablet utilizing the ultra-bright and lovely Super AMOLED Plus display from Samsung is the Galaxy Tab 7.7, a 7-inch device made for ultimate viewing quality and portability. It's this week at IFA 2011 in Berlin that we're being shown some of the biggest and brightest Android-based devices Samsung has ever offered up, this 7.7-inch display-having tablet now what's essentially the biggest brightest tablet on earth. This tablet also features a fantastically powerful 1.4GHz dual-core processor as well as an ultra-small chassis at just 7.89 millimeters thin and 335 grams (12 ounces) in weight.

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Intertek tests AH-IPS LCD versus AMOLED for performance

Intertek tests AH-IPS LCD versus AMOLED for performance

One of the biggest improvements for the iPhone 3GS to the iPhone 4 was the screen. The AH-IPS panel that the iPhone 4 uses is much better than the older screens. A company called Intertek has pitted a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED display from the Galaxy S2 against a 4.5-inch AH-IPS Display like the one Apple uses on the iPhone. The IPS display has 720 x 1280 resolutions at 392 ppi with the Super AMOLED at 480 x 800.

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iPad 3 Super AMOLED unlikely as backlight suppliers approved

iPad 3 Super AMOLED unlikely as backlight suppliers approved

Despite reports that Apple COO Tim Cook met with Samsung over potentially using Super AMOLED panels in the upcoming iPad 3, the word from the supply chain is that the third-generation iOS slate will continue to use LCD technology. According to DigiTimes' sources, Apple has begun certifying iPad 3 component suppliers, with LED backlights from Radiant Opto-Electronics apparently among those parts to be approved. Since AMOLED does not require a backlight, that certainly suggests LCD will be sticking around for at least another generation.

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Samsung AMOLED plant opens ahead of schedule

Samsung AMOLED plant opens ahead of schedule

Samsung has been working on building up its new production line for AMOLED screens for a while now. These high-end screens have been in short supply and the lack of supply has at times been the reason why some popular and high-end smartphones weren't available in the numbers the maker would have liked. Samsung has announced that its new 5.5 generation AMOLED plant is now ready to start production ahead of schedule.

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iPad 3 AMOLED plans led Apple COO Tim Cook to Samsung meet?

iPad 3 AMOLED plans led Apple COO Tim Cook to Samsung meet?

Samsung Mobile and Apple may be at each others' throats in the courtroom right now, over allegations that the Galaxy range of phones and tablets too closely mimic the iPhone and iPad, but relations between other Samsung divisions and Apple are reportedly going from strength to strength. A source apparently told The Korea Herald this week that "Apple wants to tap into Samsung’s AMOLED technology for an upgraded version of the iPad 2, considered as many as the iPad 3 that is likely to be launched toward the end of this year" the Asia News Net reports, with COO (and acting-CEO) Tim Cook allegedly flying in to meet with senior-level Samsung execs in South Korea.

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Apple, E Ink, ITRI and Samsung Top Field in SID 2011 Display Awards

Apple, E Ink, ITRI and Samsung Top Field in SID 2011 Display Awards

The Society for Information Display (SID) sent out their top Gold awards to the groups they felt deserved recognition in the area of global advancement of electronic display technology. Lots of words there adding up to SID being the authority on telling people which manufacturers are putting out the best displays. This year's Display of the Year awards are what the press release below notes as easily subtitled the “Up Close and Personal” awards. Big winners include Apple, E Ink, and Samsung. For what did they receive such great honors?

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Samsung develops sweet foldable AMOLED screen with no seam

Samsung develops sweet foldable AMOLED screen with no seam

There are a lot of good reasons to have a mobile device like a smartphone or MID that has a large screen. More screen space is typically very welcome when you are watching a movie or playing a game. The downside to having a larger screen is that the device is more bulky and can be harder to carry around with you. I have seen some concepts before that have dual screens and the device opens to make a larger screen for the pair of smaller ones, but they have a seam in the middle that bothers me.

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