Samsung will demonstrate a 10.1 inch display with an incredibly high screen resolution at the SID Display Week event next week. Most 10 inch netbooks and tablets on the market today have display resolutions of 1280 x 800 pixels, 1366 x 768 pixels, or 1024 x 600 pixels. Samsung’s new display blows them all away with a resolution f 2560 x 1600 pixels.
To put that in perspective, the pixels are packed almost as tightly as those on the iPhone 4’s Retina display. That means you can put your eyes as close to the screen as possible and odds are you won’t be able to pick out individual pixels on the 300 dpi screen.
Samsung says the screen uses 40 percent less power than a typical LCD screen while offering much higher pixel density than even a 1080p HD LCD display.
While Samsung and Apple have worked together in the past, it’s unlikely that this particular display will bring Retina-level graphics to the next iPad, since Apple seems pretty happy with its 9.7 inch screens with 4:3 aspect ratios. But Samsung is showing that it’s feasible to make small screens with very high resolutions.
Samsung isn’t the only company working on high-resolution displays though. LG also plans to show off a new line of Advanced High Performance In-Plane Switching products at the SID Display Week event, ranging in size from 3.5 inches all the way up to 84 inches, with some tablet-sized screens thrown in for good measure. LG says its screens will have 1.5 to 2 times the pixel resolution of a typical LCD.
Now if only someone would make an affordable 22 inch monitor with a similar screen resolution.