Samsung 10.5-inch OLED tablet could be just weeks from launching


For some time now, we’ve been talking about the idea of Samsung embracing OLED screens for some upcoming tablets, versus the LCD panels that have simply dominated the company’s tablet offerings. Rumors from early in the year failed to pan out, but there’s been a flutter of new activity recently, mentioning work on both 8-inch and 10-inch devices. That rumor suggested that both would launch in the near future – probably right in line with when the Galaxy S 5 goes public – and today we hear from a new source with some additional details.

A report out of South Korea cites industry sources as claiming that Samsung intends to launch a tablet with a 10.5-inch OLED display sometime in January. Before you get too excited about this correlating with the idea of a January GS5 launch, we should be clear that this new report makes no mention of a link to that launch event, and the products could well debut separately.

Considering how long it’s been since Samsung had a tablet with an OLED display, this launch is expected to be a bit of a fishing expedition to see if there really is a demand these days for tablets with the sort of high-contrast, saturated output OLED affords; if all goes well, Samsung could start making OLED panels a regular feature for its higher-end tablets.

It’s always possible that Samsung may have its own announcement, but we’re hopeful that we might get to check out one of these babies at the 2014 CES.

Source: ETNews (Google Translate)
Via: Android Central

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