While all the information we have on Apple’s iPad 3 is purely speculation at this point, it seems inevitable that the device will boast a high-resolution Retina display. The Retina display has been a big selling point for the iPhone and the iPod touch for a couple years now, and we’re all crying out for one in the iPad.
However, Apple may not be the first to bring a Retina display tablet to market, because Samsung is working on one of its own which could be unveiled in February.
Sources for Boy Genius Report claim that Samsung is hard at work on an 11.6-inch version of its Galaxy Tab which will sport a 2560 x 1600 resolution display. Despite its screen size, however, it won’t be much bigger than the 10.1-inch Galaxy Tab:
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.
A display with a 2560 x 1600 resolution would actually beat the 2048×1536 display that will reportedly feature in Apple’s third-generation iPad. Furthermore, the device will reportedly run Google’s latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, and could be unveiled at Mobile World Congress this coming February.
Would you drop your iPad for an Android-powered Samsung tablet just to get your hands on a high-resolution display?
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