It’s no secret that Apple is working on bringing 2048×1536 resolution version of the iPad to market. This rumors have been swirling since before the launch of the iPad earlier this year, but it seems like a lock for the iPad 3 early next year.
One of the latest rumors in the space suggests that Samsung may be looking to beat Apple to market with its own high resolution tablet. The rumor pegs Samsung’s offering at 2560×1600, a comparable pixel density of 260 dots per inch compared to a high-res iPad 3′s 263 dpi due to screen size discrepancies (11.6 inches vs. 97 inches respectively). This could be possible as Samsung has been a supplier of many of Apple’s screens over the years.
The Boy Genius Report reads as follows:
Even though the tablet features a larger display than Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1, we’re told that the tablet is “barely larger” due to the fact the slate will have a thinner bezel with a whopping 2560 x 1600 resolution, 11.6-inch screen with a 16:10 aspect ratio.
Samsung has previously produced a small screen at this resolution in May, but it used the poorly regarded PenTile screen technology. Latest rumors say Apple will likely launch its “Retina Display” iPad 3 in March or April, but could release at as early as February 2012.