Samsung Showcases Dizzying Array Of High-Res Panels At SID 2013

Remember than 1366x768 was "good enough," even for flagship notebooks? No longer, and we couldn't be more pleased about the raised expectations. Consumers far and wide are growing used to seeing high-res panels, with "Retina-level" quality becoming more of the norm and less of the exception. Toshiba's Kirabook is one of the first Windows-based Ultrabooks to launch with a panel that's denser than 1080p, but it looks like Samsung won't be too far behind.

The company has just announced some new advancements on the display front at SID 2013, including a Full HD (1920×1080) mobile AMOLED display with the world's broadest color gamut, and an 85-inch Ultra HD (3840×2160) LCD TV panel with extremely vivid color and low power consumption. But perhaps more astounding is the 13.3" laptop with a 3200x1800 native resolution.

The world's first mass-produced 4.99-inch Full HD mobile AMOLED display offers the world's broadest color gamut with a 94 percent average rate of reproduction for the Adobe RGB color space. The Adobe RGB standard is about 30 percent broader than general sRGB standards. With the new technology, Samsung's Full HD AMOLED display can provide text messages 2.2 times clearer than HD (1280×720) displays. So, when curvilinear letters on the panel are magnified two or three times, Samsung's Diamond Pixel (they trademarked it) technology enables text to be reproduced more smoothly (fewer "jaggies") and accurately than those produced with conventional LCD technology.

Samsung Display is also exhibiting a 10.1-inch WQXGA (2560 x 1600) LCD for tablets and a 13.3-inch WQXGA+ (3200 x 1800) LCD for notebooks, which each can deliver 30 percent greater power-savings than that of existing LCD tablet displays, by decreasing the number of driver circuits and increasing the efficiency of the LED BLU.

Also, Samsung is spotlighting a 23-inch multi-touch LCD display that can detect 10 touch points simultaneously. The prototype enables playing of the piano with exceptional finesse, or drawing a highly detailed picture on a monitor or a tablet. Of course, most of this stuff is just for show at the moment, but there's no question that the company will be pushing to get these into consumer offerings in the near future.