Tablets are very quickly taking over as a replacement for the common laptop or notebook and nobody in the industry has jumped into tablet manufacturing like Samsung. Years ago Apple came out with their infamous iPad series of tablets – oh they call it a ‘Pad,” but they are ‘Tablets’ in every sense of the word. Nobody really challenged them in the tablet world until Samsung decided a year or so ago that they wanted to control the market on tablets and they have systematically – okay, at times Samsung seems all over the place – developing their Galaxy “Note’ series of tablets that always includes a stylus or S-Pen and their ‘Tab’ series of tablets sans the S-Pen.
Samsung always seems to have to prove to everybody that they are the best when it comes to making tablets, especially the new series of Tab S 8.4 and Tab S 10.5, the first tablets in years with the Super AMOLED Display. Up until now Samsung, like others had to resort to using LCD panels, but Samsung finally has the technology to produce a larger AMOLED display and they wasted no time in using their favorite display on these two new tablets. Alex did a review of the Tab S 8.4 and found the display to be one of its highlights.
Samsung has come out with a new Infographic to tout their Super AMOLED display, because after all, we buy a tablet for the ‘viewing’ experience, otherwise we could use a smartphone with a small display for viewing. With a tablet, we want a BIG display, and we want that display to look as awesome as possible. Samsung is only more than happy to explain to us how their AMOLED technology will give us this ‘display awesomeness’ and why their users will “See What Others Don’t With Galaxy Tab S.”
First they tell us why the display of the Galaxy Tab S is so vivid – it is because they are not using the older, Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) technology, but the new Super Active Matrix Organic Light Emitting Diodes (Super AMOLED). The LCD cannot self-emit light, but requires a separate backlighting panel, whereas the AMOLED design uses self-emitting diodes and controllable pixels for a much faster reaction speed and no residual lighting.
This allows the display to have a much higher and deeper contrast (bright areas to dark areas) ratio – 1,000:1 for the LCD display versus 100,000:1 for the AMOLED display and that leads to a clearer and more defined or detailed display. This also provides a wider viewing angle so it is easier to read while lying on your side – see the display from all angles without any straining or discomfort.
Samsung says that “More Color is Better Color,” and their Super AMOLED display covers more than 90-percent of the Adobe RGB scale to deliver the most accurate and natural color you can get in a display. Using the self-emitting diodes rather than the LCD technology of a color filter and backlight, the AMOLED display just brings the colors ‘alive.’
Lastly, Samsung touts how lightweight their Tab S series is – only 294 grams for the Tab S 8.4 model and 465 grams for the 10.5 model. After all, you normally have to carry or hold the tablet quite a bit and the lighter, the better. So Samsung finally asks, “Are you ready to turn up the color with the Galaxy Tab S?”
Please hit us up on our Google+ Page and let us know if you have used a new Galaxy Tab S and what you think about the Super AMOLED display on Samsung’s latest tablets…as always, we would love to hear from you.