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Samsung May Beat Apple to Market with a Retina-Res Tablet in February 2012

Discussion in 'Android News' started by dgstorm, Dec 8, 2011.

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    This would be a remarkable coup, if it runs out to be true. A source within the industry indicates that Samsung may actually launch a Retina-resolution tablet in February of next year. This will be ahead of Apple's next iPad which was supposed to be the first tablet device with a Retina-display. The tablet that Samsung will supposedly introduce will have the following impressive specs:
    • Android 4.0/Ice Cream Sandwich
    • 11.6 Inch Display with a massive 2560 x 1600 resolution and 16:10 aspect ratio
    • A dual-core Exynos 5250 CPU clocked at 2GHz - Which will be very competitive and slightly similar to the A6 CPU coming in the next iPad
    • A special feature called "Android Beam" for easy syncing of media with a Galaxy Nexus
    • Also a special wireless docking mode for gaming on HDTVs to help Samsung compete with Apple TV, AirPlay and others
    The above pic is likely just an artist's render at this point, but the tablet is likely to be announced during Mobile World Congress, in February of next year. We will keep a watch on this one for more info or pics.

    Source: AndroidTablets.net via BGR
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    LMAO Are you kidding me? The 'pic above' is an iPad2 with a Samsung logo poorly layered on it.
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    That has to be laughably the worst artist rendition I have ever seen.
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    11.6 inches at 2560x1600! That would just be insane.
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    Lol, yeah they could have at least used a Galaxy Tab in the pic.
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    You say worst. I say best. :D
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    Yep... I'm not sure if I would say "likely just an artists render." I'm fine with the picture but who couldn't tell that was an iPad? :blink:
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    Who designed that rendering??

    Anyways, why does anyone need that kind of resolution on a screen?
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    They don't, its just bragging rights. I've seen more than enough iPhone 4 phones with retina displays (man, I hate that name retina display) and you know, its not something amazing. If you look closely, you can see the pixels. On my DX with a much larger screen, I don't see any "jaggies" around the edges. Its just selling points.
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    bragging rights and only bragging rights
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    johnomaz beat me to it
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    On an 11 inch screen 1080p would be ample.
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    Perhaps the "artist" has the right idea, splash SAMSUNG on the face of the tablet and there is NO WA& apple can claim it looks like an ipad and when the judge holds it up in court and asks which is which it will be pretty obvious.
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    Will never buy Samdung again....