Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Tab Pro line of slates in 12.2″, 10.1″ and 8.4″ flavor at CES 2014 – all sporting the impressive 2560 x 1600 screen resolution and all having LCD displays.
However the middle child in the bunch – the Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 may have a PenTile screen matrix meaning not your typical RGB variety pixel arrangement. Read further for the scoop.
An RGB matrix has an equal amount of red, green and blue subpixels (hence the name) but PenTile (most commonly featured in AMOLEDs) has a different layout and number (and even sometimes size) of pixels. The Galaxy Tab Pro is said to feature an RGBW matrix, like the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition (last year’s model) – which would mean it has an extra white sub-pixel which improves upon brightness. However having less sub-pixels than a typical RGB matrix means that the Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 slate can show some pixelation on its 299 ppi screen. Google+ user Erica Griffin took a close-up photo of the slate’s screen, here goes the result.
Does that seem pixelated to you? Can you live with it? Well unless you use you keep your tablet 10 cm away from your eyes, you will certainly need perfect eyesight to notice the difference.
As for the rest of the Galaxy Tab Pro tablets there’s no telling what matrix they’re using – the 8.4″ has a higher ppi ratio so it could mask a PenTile matrix more easily. We guess we just have to wait and see.
While we’re doing so you might want to check out our hands-on with all three slates from the CES floor.
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