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The Next Big Thing: Samsung Planning 10.5-Inch AMOLED Tablet


Samsung is constantly pushing the boundaries of mobile technology, especially in the smartphone arena. Now Samsung is looking to follow its slogan, the “Next Big Thing,” literally. The Korean company is planning a 10.5″ AMOLED screen tablet to be unveiled that the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January, which takes place in Las Vegas.

As reported by

“According to a shipping manifest leaked to the Korean media, the tablet, known internally as SM-T331, will come with an import price of $550, (£345) putting it in the high-end category. Theories suggest it could be a larger variant of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Tab 4.

“This would not be Samsung’s first tablet to feature an AMOLED display. The Galaxy Tab 7.7, introduced in late 2011, offered the screen technology. Other reports have also hinted that Samsung is planning to launch two AMOLED tablets in early 2014 – an 8-inch and a 10-inch model.”

AMOLED technology is supposed to provide better screen quality and better battery life. reports:  “AMOLED (active-matrix organic light-emitting diode) displays provide higher refresh rates than their passive-matrix OLED counterparts, improving response time often to under a millisecond. They also consume significantly less power.

“Samsung also uses ‘Super AMOLED’ technology in many of its products, meaning it reflects 5 times less sunlight compared to the first generation AMOLED displays.”

The CES conference will take place next month in Las Vegas and should be a major event for Samsung. Not only is this 10.5 inch tablet rumored to be released, but sources also think that Samsun could unveil its flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S5 at this event as well. If Samsung were to do so, it may break its recent trend of releasing  the phone in the spring.

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