Can you say retina display?
Some interesting buzz has been circulating around the computer industry about the next Apple iPad and Samsung Galaxy Tab tablets—they’re both rumored to make their debut in February with brand spanking new retina HD displays.
The iPad 3 rumor
According to reports from Business Insider and PCMag, the next-gen iPad 3 will sport a Retina display that will double its screen resolution when compared to the iPad 2.
Richard Gardner, an analyst for Business Insider, said that he obtained information from “several sources” that pointed to a release date sometime in February 2012 and that “there do not appear to be any significant technical hurdles remaining” for the debut of the high resolution device.
Is that all?
So far, this is the only information regarding the new features of the iPad 3. But one has to ask, “Is that all?”
Higher screen resolution is fine, but if this is the only improvement for the iPad 3, it may be better to dub it the iPad 2 Plus instead because a move up in nomenclature, iPad 3, gives expectations of major improvements and not just an upgraded screen.
If all the iPad 3 is an improvement in screen resolution, it may not be a good enough reason for some to upgrade.
The Galaxy Tab 11.6 rumor
Industry buzz indicates that Samsung may be going head-to-head against Apple by trying to be the first to offer a retina tablet. According to inside sources reporting to BGR, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 11.6 will be launched in February 2012 at the Mobile World Congress.
What it may have
The following specs are what are believed to be accurate for the Galaxy Tab 11.6:
- 11.6 retina display
- 2560×1600 pixel resolution
- 16:10 aspect display ratio
- Virtually same footprint as Galaxy Tab 10.1 (Due to thinner bezel design)
- 2.0GHz Exynos 5250 dual-core processor
- Android 4.0 OS (Ice Cream Sandwich)
- Android Beam that allows wireless synchronization between Galaxy 11.6 and Galaxy Nexus smartphones
Price is everything (almost)
The new rumored tablets by Apple and Samsung put the two electronics giants head-to-head again. The winner of the contest may very well be determined not just by its features but by the lowest pricing of their devices.
Via TechSpot, LA Times
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Written by: Frank Ling on Friday, December 09, 2011 – 2:00 PM