Samsung will start mass production of 10.5″ AMOLED panels next month
According to a new rumor out of Korea, Samsung’s display unit is getting ready to start mass production of 10.5″ AMOLED panels. These will obviously be used for a yet unknown upcoming tablet (or more), and the company wants to start making the screens starting in February.
This wouldn’t be Samsung’s first tablet to come with an AMOLED screen, as that honor goes to the Galaxy Tab 7.7 from 2011. But it would be the biggest AMOLED panel we’ve ever seen in a mobile device. In fact, after the aforementioned Galaxy Tab 7.7 (which debuted alongside the original Galaxy Note), we haven’t seen any other AMOLED tablets out there.
And that’s a shame. Samsung uses its AMOLED screen tech to differentiate its high-end smartphones from the competition, which so far has worked remarkably well. So why not apply the same logic to tablets? Apparently that’s because the company has been plagued by yield issues with production. These seem to have finally been overcome, so get ready for the first 10-inch AMOLED tablet.
Though if such a device will surface within the next two or three months, we wonder what Samsung will call it. The Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 was only unveiled earlier this month, and it’s not even on sale yet. The AMOLED tablet, even if it has otherwise identical specs to the Tab Pro 10.1, will probably be a bit more expensive (since AMOLED screens are notoriously more so than LCD ones). So what’s it going to be called then? Galaxy Tab 10 Plus? Pro Plus? Pro Neo? Leave it to Samsung to surprise us in this regard then.