The 2014 Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Appears to have a RGBW Pixel Arrangement

It seems like it was only a few days ago since Samsung took the wraps off of the 2014 Edition of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Tablet. This tablet is the latest successor to Samsung's line of popular 10 inch tablets. We already know the specifications of the hardware but today we are learning a bit more about the screen that Samsung has decided to include in their new offering.

RGB vs PenTile

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 will support an insane 2560 x 1600 pixel resolution in a PenTile RGBW arrangement. Unlike traditional RGB PenTile Screens, the newer LCD display includes a Red, Green, Blue and White sub-pixel. This new layout was designed to help prevent the "washed out" colors that users often report. The White pixel is essentially a clear overlay designed to allow more light from the tablet's backlight to penetrate the screen. This should allow the screen to appear much brighter and help its readability in direct sunlight.

Aside from this vastly improved screen, the tablet will sport some impressive hardware under that display panel. Just to recap, the tablet will include;

  • A Quad Core Exynos 5 Octa clocked at 1.9 GHZ

  • Mali T628 GPU

  • 3 GB of RAM

  • 16GB, 32GB and 64GB Internal Storage Options

  • MicroSD Expansion for an additional 64 GB of Storage

  • WiFi 802.11 ac / LTE Support

  • 2560 x 1600 RGBW PenTile LCD Screen

  • S-Pen Support

We can clearly see that Samsung is not holding back on this new tablet, a stark contrast to the first generation Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 which was released with outdated hardware. The tablet will feature Samsung's S-Pen stylus to allow for its enhanced productivity features and a very healthy helping of the TouchWiz skin.

Although an exact release date has not been announced, we should expect this to launch at the end of the year or VERY EARLY next year.

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