The retina display is no doubt one of the most desirable aspects of the new iPad, although a rival might be taking shape in the Samsung camp. The South Korean conglomerate is claiming of having perfected the technique necessary to manufacture OLED displays, which can pack in a crazy 350 pixels per inch. That beats the iPhone 4S display that boasts of a ppi of 326 and the 264 ppi on the new iPad. As per reports, Samsung has been able to pull off the feat by making suitable changes to their FMM (Fine Metal Mask) production techniques that has enabled them to include that many pixels in the OLED display, that otherwise lags behind traditional LCD screens when it comes to pixel density.
What remains to be seen is whether Samsung will now be able to design a tablet device centered around such a high pixellated OLED screen. Developing lab samples and integrating them into a real world product can be two completely different aspects. Having a battery unit that is capable enough to support such a display can be another aspect that may pose numerous challenges to the Samsung technical team.
Also, another area where such a display can prove to be equally exceptional (apart from smartphones of course) is e-readers. Samsung does not seem to have a e-reader line up right now, though such devices based on the new OLED display can prove to be too tempting for avid e-book readers. With more pixels per inch, the texts will be a lot clearer and as such will add to the readability aspects.
The OLED dislay with pixel density of 350 will have a lot of future if Samsung is able to play its card well enough. The company already has considerable experience with OLED displays and a high pixel version of it will no doubt add a new feather to its already colorful cap.
Sovan Mandal is the senior tablet and tech corespondent for goodereader.com. He brings a international approach to news that is not just applicable to the North American market, but also Asia, India, Europe and others. Sovy brings his own writing flavor to the website and is interested in Science Fiction, Technology and Writing. Any questions, send an email