According to recent unconfirmed reports, Samsung will unveil a 10.5-inch AMOLED tablet in early January, possibly in time for the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show, held annually in Las Vegas.
Rumor has it Samsung is going to use beautiful AMOLED displays to differentiate its full-size tablets from Apple’s. Samsung makes its own displays, while Apple buys its from Samsung and other companies, so if anyone is going to make a large AMOLED device it will probably be Samsung.
The manufacturing giant released its first AMOLED-based tabelt, the Galaxy Tab 7.7, in early 2011, but the tablet never gained much traction. Rumors now indicate Samsung could release both an 8-inch and 10-inch tablet with this type of screen in early 2014.
AMOLED displays are used in televisions as well as mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. The technology uses significantly less power than its traditional OLED counterparts and has a higher refresh rate, which can minimize response times to milliseconds.
Should the rumors pan out, Samsung could unveil the tablets at CES in January, but its unlikely the devices actually launch at the show, as the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 and Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) won’t yet need replacing. That’s assuming the device runs Google’s Android operating system — the company also makes tablets that run Microsoft Windows.